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After 13 Years Is a Name Change in Order for the War on Terror?

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The money should stagger you. Journalist James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, a revelatory new book about the scammers, counterterrorism grifters, careerist bureaucrats,...Show More Summary

Begich says Obama discontent, not Active ad, cost him Senate seat

Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska's newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he'll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska. The Senate plans to adjourn Dec. 11. Show More Summary

Immigration Action Gives Obama an Edge Over GOP

By Anise Vance The recent mid-term elections left President Obama in a precarious position. The overwhelming Republican victory, seen by some as an indictment of the president's administration, supposedly confirmed Mr. Obama's lame duck status. Show More Summary

For Once a Positive Crisis

The original meaning of crisis is a turning point, decisive or crucial in time, whether good or bad. The overused negative interpretation is of a time of danger or threat. The U.S. is now in a real crisis but one that relates directly...Show More Summary

Seven Reasons Why Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Is Great Policy and Great Politics

Ten years ago, following President George Bush's 2004 re-election victory, Progressives were back on their heels. Bush decided to press his advantage by launching a campaign to privatize Social Security, seeking to eliminate the crown...Show More Summary

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they’d produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there’s no respect or sharing in the homes...Show More Summary

I Applaud Hillary For Visiting Ferguson and Meeting Al Sharpton. Oh Wait, That Was Rand Paul.

Before the Hillary machine steamrolls towards the Democratic nomination, it isn't sacrilege to question the sincerity of our 2016 frontrunner. At least one nanosecond of thought should be placed to see if she's the right choice for president, or... Show More Summary

Wall Street Leading Washington Yet Again: What Was Obama Thinking?

If you want to understand what makes Elizabeth Warren so special in American politics, consider her nervy leadership of the campaign to block President Obama's foolish nomination of one Antonio Weiss to be the top Treasury official in...Show More Summary

Living nightmare for detained immigrants in Georgia

Reports are mounting of a living nightmare in Lumpkin, Georgia, at Stewart, a 1,750-bed detention facility housing immigrants facing potential deportation. According to multiple interviews with detained immigrants at Stewart, they are...Show More Summary

Notes on a Midwestern Childhood as Ferguson Waits

I grew up in a small town less than an hour from Ferguson, Missouri and since the shooting of Michael Brown, extreme police reaction to protesters, and now the wait for Grand Jury results, I've been recalling a Midwestern childhood where fear of the Otherness surrounding St. Show More Summary

Sunday Roundup

This week, President Obama announced the temporary halt of deportations for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. It was a welcome, if belated, move for a president who, as of April, had deported 2 million people. Show More Summary

SIMPLE TRUTHS: WE WILL ONLY WIN THIS - AND OTHER CONFLICTS - WITH ALLIES ON THE GROUND

President Obama has signaled a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to "start going on some offense." Doing so will be no small task for the ill-equipped Iraqi troops as witnessed by many divisions falling apart over the past several months. Show More Summary

Proud Community, Proud Americans

People who work together, play together, belong to groups together, are more likely to respond quickly and effectively to a crisis. This is an important message contained in the new book "The Resilience Dividend" by Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, a psychologist by training and former head of the University of Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

As we wait for the grand jury decision about Michael Brown's death, I cannot help but wonder how we understand, process and respect the differences in the legacy and imprint of his death and the protests and unrest in Ferguson Missouri,...Show More Summary

We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore

MEXICO CITY -- Thursday, on the 104th anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution in which millions died, the traditional military parade in Mexico City was hastily cancelled to make way for tens of thousands of students, teachers, families,...Show More Summary

Something Has Indeed Happened in the Motorcade Route

Friday November 22, 1963 Sam Pate, a reporter for KBOX Radio, Pate was on the Stemmons Freeway in a mobile news cruiser covering President Kennedy's trip to Dallas. Here is his now famous coverage of that fateful day: The president's car is now turning onto Elm Street and would only be matter of minutes before he arrives at the Trade Mart. Show More Summary

Warning to Police at Ferguson Protests: Protesters Win Millions for Police Misconduct

Police officers should approach Ferguson protesters with caution and fully respect their constitutional rights. That is the clear message from recent court awards and settlements against police force abuses against demonstrators. New...Show More Summary

Obama's Temporary Immigration Fix Still Demands a Permanent Solution

After months -- and even years -- of anticipation, President Barack Obama has provided an imperfect solution for nearly half the country's unauthorized immigrants. The bold decision to wield his executive authority will extend legalShow More Summary

Fulbright and the Peacemaking Power of International Education

Many have strived to reach the North Pole over the centuries. Explorers set out as early as the 19th century, but faced with dangerous waters and difficult conditions, most were forced to turn back -- or died trying. Finally, in 1926, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen defied the odds by reaching the Pole. Show More Summary

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