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San Francisco May Vote On Circumcision Ban

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision. The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures before it can be added to next November’s ballot,…

U.S. Gave Ex-Nazis ‘Safe Haven,’ According To DOJ Report

A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World…

Frank Rich: Who Will Stand Up To The Super Rich?

The wealthy Americans we should worry about instead are the ones who implicitly won the election — those who take far more from America than they give back. They were…

Alec Brownstein: Let the Profiling Begin!

Newly re-elected Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 back in April of 2010. The law essentially obligates Arizona police officers to stop and ask for US citizenship documentation from…

Mark Engler: Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

It was about this far into his first term, back in late 1994 and early 1995, when President Bill Clinton truly fell under the spell of malevolent strategist Dick Morris.…

PRO-GAY FOR A DAY: Cindy McCain Reverses Course On DADT

Cindy McCain has apparently sharply reversed course on her position on the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the span of just several days. Having blasted the policy that…

Robert S. McElvaine: Solution, Not Surrender: De-Couple Tax Cuts

If President Obama and the Democrats surrender to the forces of the Mega-Rich on the tax cut for the top two percent, they will demonstrate that they have no sense…

Key House Republican Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds

The highest-ranking House official in charge of environmental and energy policy may soon be a Republican legislator who denies climate change on the grounds of his belief that nothing bad…

I.R.S. Sits On Data That Could Lead To Missing Children

For parents of missing children, any scrap of information that could lead to an abductor is precious. Three years into an excruciating search for her abducted son, Susan Lau got…

New Poll Finds Bad News For Sarah Palin

The number of Americans viewing Sarah Palin unfavorably has hit the highest point since she burst onto the national stage over two years ago, according to a poll out Friday.…