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Jacob Heilbrunn: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Says Bush Is Lying

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder says that George W. Bush is fibbing about him in his new memoir. Bush was furious at Schroeder for winning reelection in 2002 by campaigning…

9/11 Memorial Waterfalls Begin Testing

NEW YORK — The waterfalls of the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero are showing signs of life. Engineers began testing one of the twin waterfalls on Tuesday, circulating hundreds…

Laura Flanders: The F Word: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Let the punishment fit the crime, they say. Well, we now know the punishment for the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant: 2 years and time served. He could actually…

Stephan A. Schwartz: Willful Ignorance

The most important political and intellectual reality in America today can be seen in a 2006 CBS News poll, which found that a large segment of Americans “do not believe…

Kevin Cathcart: Iowan Courts Under Attack

Something happened on Election Day in Iowa that threatens the principles of democracy upon which this country was founded: Three well-respected Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost retention elections following a…

Sue Dunlap: Choice Still a Winning Issue With Women Voters

On November 2, California bucked a national trend and elected pro-choice, pro-women leaders. The results from California should teach candidates around the nation an important lesson: if you want women…

Sen. Chris Dodd: The Future of Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere

Today, I spoke to the students, faculty, and staff from Central Connecticut State University, including members of their Latin American Association and the Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Center. I…

National Mall Slated for Major Restoration After Getting A ‘C’

WASHINGTON — The National Mall got a “C grade” Tuesday from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he signed a plan to restore what he called “the front yard of America”…

Cheney Lurks Just Beneath Bush’s Words

Some initial reports about former president George W. Bush’s new memoir, “Decision Points,” suggest that it refutes the theory that Dick Cheney was the true power behind the throne. It’s…

Steve Lombardo: It Was More Than Just A Wave

A week ago today, voters flipped the Obama coalition on its head and voted for Republicans in a mid-term landslide that has the potential to be a transformational election. Notice…