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No Backlash Against Torture

Just before the U.S. Senate released its report at the end of 2014 on the CIA's use of "harsh interrogation" tactics against prisoners, the question was whether or not the report would provoke a public backlash against torture. The answer...Show More Summary

Obamacare On The Docket Again

This will be a rather busy week in the political world. We've got the Prime Minister of Israel giving a controversial speech before Congress tomorrow, and then at the end of the week we'll have another round of government shutdown follies, courtesy of the House Republicans. Show More Summary

Controversial Artist Attacks Obama in New Painting

Jon McNaughton, a conservative artist with a penchant for creating politically charged paintings, has just released his most controversial painting yet... The painting depicts a smiling President Obama playing golf -- while a fiery,Show More Summary

Why I Won't Be At Israeli PM's Speech

After consulting with my colleagues, my staff, my family, and my conscience, I will regretfully not be attending the address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the House Chamber on Tuesday. I do not expect this absence will...Show More Summary

The Kennedy Assassiation Case Closed

All these years later, we are still fascinated and flummoxed by the Kennedy assassination. Was there are conspiracy? Was it the act of a lone gunman? Were Lee Harvey Oswald and his killer, Jack Ruby, connected beforehand in some way?...Show More Summary

Brian Williams and Our Culture of Hubris and Ignorance

Is Brian Williams the product of a culture that increasingly confuses reality and entertainment? Or just another person who stretched a glimpse of danger into a tall tale of peril, a practice as old as war and adventure itself? We've...Show More Summary

'Institutionalizing' Recovery in Mental Health Care

Co-authored by Linda Beeber, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor at New York University Does the U.S. need more "asylums" to treat...Show More Summary

'R' Is for Republican and Reverse

Democrats keep trying to drive our country forward with policies designed to help Americans in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Republicans are stuck in reverse. Attorney Louise Raggio drafted and helped pass the Texas Marital Property...Show More Summary

The Neo-Cons Have Found Their Voice

Having been thoroughly discredited over the course of the last 15 years with their disgraceful misreading of events and propelled by a discredited imperialist idea of what America is all about you would think that that the Neo-Cons simply shut up and sit quietly in their corner. Show More Summary

Almost Half of Israelis and Americans Agree: Netanyhu Should Not Speak to Congress

Nearly half of Israelis say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not speak before Congress on Tuesday. The poll, taken earlier last month, is remarkably consistent with polls taken in the U.S. over the last few weeks. According...Show More Summary

Americans Will Know Who to Blame if the Roberts Court Wrecks Our Healthcare System

Some Supreme Court cases are real tough ones, with important, difficult, and complex legal questions about constitutional meaning or statutory interpretation where Justices have to choose between two powerful and compelling arguments. Show More Summary

CPAC Ends With Feast of Red Meat, White Rice, Sour Grapes, and Half-Baked Ideas

After the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Saturday night, several of the candidates vying to become the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2016 met at Café Belshazzar in Washington, D.C. Billionaires David and...Show More Summary

Beyond Ceremony to Action

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, we must not forget that the fight for equal voting rights in the U.S. is far from over. While the release of the hit film Selma has brought much attention to this important anniversary, the occasion should not be viewed through a Hollywood lens. Show More Summary

At the Supreme Court, Women's Health in the Balance

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on King v. Burwell, a case challenging the federal government's ability to offer financial subsidies to people in states with a federally facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Student Leaders Explain Why Hundreds of New Mexico Students Walked Out on Common Core Testing

High school students across New Mexico walked out en masse this morning to protest the start of PARCC testing, which began Monday morning. Students in more than a dozen high schools across the state used social media to coordinate walkouts...Show More Summary

Time to Get Moving on Transportation Funding

Each year, I hope that the decisions I make in the legislature help to improve the lives of my constituents, create jobs in my community, and keep Ohio safe, healthy, thriving and economically sound. Though I wish that Ohio had a blank...Show More Summary

This Is Not a Horrible Thing to Say

The late Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr., former Yale University Chaplain and legendary civil rights and peace activist, described his relationship with America as that of a critical lover. Coffin was my friend and musical partner for 15 years before his death in 2006. Show More Summary

7 Ways To Fight ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), and sometimes introduced only as the Islamic State (IS), dominates the news, social media outlets, and daily conversations. All media...Show More Summary

Rauner Budget Would Cut Medicaid, Restore Funding for Other Social Services

Illinois is at a breaking point. The state's dismal economy and shrinking population are compounded by a staggering debt crisis, including $111 billion in pension debt and more than $6 billion in unpaid bills. Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed 2016 budget, which he unveiled on Feb. Show More Summary

Dark Money Casts a Sinister Shadow Across the Land

The amount of Dark Money - election-related funds whose source remains secret - has skyrocketed since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, rising from a miniscule $5.2 million in 2006 to $173 million in 2014 (or more...Show More Summary

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