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Craig Barnes: Hope in a Time of Sorrow

There seems to be a constant series of examples in history that reflect what we are living through this week: from Psistratus in Athens to Caesar in Rome to the…

Mark Biel: As Election Buzz Cools Down, Will Asian Carp Debate Heat Up?

Going into last week’s midterm elections, no one with their finger on the pulse of the American electorate thought the outcome would be pretty for the Democratic Party. Since President…

CIA To Investigate Wikileaks Documents

CIA Director Leon Panetta said the agency’s Office of Security will “fully investigate” the WikiLeaks documents released on a public web site. “In some cases, CIA sources and methods have…

Jonathan Weiler: Why Sarah Palin (Probably) Won’t Run for President in 2012

Sarah Palin’s viability as a presidential candidate has been among the hottest political topics for two years now, and big GOP gains last Tuesday night alongside President Obama’s falling approval…

Miles J. Zaremski: Without Health Care Reform, Catastrophe Awaits

The mid-term elections are over. Boehner will be the Speaker of the House, and McConnell will remain Minority Leader in the Senate. What does this have to do with health…

Mike Causey: A Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday…For Some

As a thank-you gift for a job well done in a very tough year, most of the Social Security Administration’s 62,000 employees are going to get a bonus holiday: they…

Laura Beatty: Pacman vs. Palin? You Betcha

Have an electoral hangover? We’ve been coping by playing Brave New PacMan — that’s Progressive Against Conservatives Man. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly call you out…

Dan Dorfman: Obama Big Betting Favorite for 2012

Don’t write off Barack Obama just yet. He may be politically wounded, but he’s far from politically dead In fact, despite his skidding approval numbers, the furor over his inability…

High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist, 5th Circuit Court Rules

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleader because she brought a lawsuit…

Rep. Spencer Bachus: ‘Sarah Palin Cost Us Control Of The Senate’

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), recently tapped to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, believes that despite the GOP’s monumental electoral gains last week, the party left some vital…