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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

GOP Sens. Cruz and Kirk Solicit Americans' Obamacare Horror Stories, Get Success Stories Instead

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a huge Obamacare foe, took to Facebook to ask Americans how the president's healthcare law is treating them. But the responses he received didn't line up with his own claim that "millions of people... Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 1, 2014

Republic of Korea Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participate in a mock amphibious landing during exercise Ssang Yong 2014 March 29, 2014. Exercise Ssang Yong is conducted annually in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to enhance the interoperability of U.S. Show More Summary

How About a Dolores Huerta Day?

March 31 is Cesar Chavez's birthday and a national holiday honoring his pioneering activism (which is the subject of a new feature film) around farm-workers rights. He is perhaps best known as a founder of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), now the United Farm Workers, a labor union. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 31, 2014

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Justin A. Green rappels down 50-foot tower March 18 during the first day of the three-day Mountain Warfare Training Course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pohang, Republic of Korea. During the training, ROK Marines instructed U.S. Show More Summary

Gay Marriage Is Now Legal in England & Wales

Same-sex couples can now legally marry in England and Wales. Parliament had passed the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act last July, but because of various implementation deadlines, it wasn't until today that couples could actually wed....Show More Summary

Washington NFL Team's New Native American Foundation Is Already Off to a Great Start

The CEO of the Washington football team's recently unveiled Original Americans Foundation also runs an organization that was criticized in a federal investigation for wasting nearly $1 million and providing "no benefit" after receiving...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 28, 2014

Spc. Sergio Depena and Pfc. John Conley, Company B, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard, carry out a fire mission using 60 mm mortars at Joint Base Dix-McGuaire-Lakehurst, NJ on March 21, 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class James C. Lally, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs /Released)

In Defense of Scott Brown, Carpetbagger

Illustration: Thomas Nast/Library of Congress; Scott Brown: Seamas Culligan/ZUMA Scott Brown has a carpetbagging problem. On Monday, the former Republican senator from Massachusetts—who is now running for Senate in New Hampshire—defended his Granite State bona fides by taking a page from Lisa Simpson: "Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. Show More Summary

5 Things You Need to Know About Obama's NSA Proposal

On Thursday, the White House released its proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection program, which hoovers up the phone records of millions of Americans. Currently, the NSA stores Americans' phone metadata (which doesn't include the content of calls) for five years. Show More Summary

Donald Rumsfeld: Up Close and Creepy

Not too long into Errol Morris' new documentary on Donald Rumsfeld, The Unknown Known, the viewer learns almost all he or she needs to know about the former defense secretary who helped President George W. Bush lead the nation into war in Iraq. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 27, 2014

Spc. George Morales-Lebreault, a competitor in the 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's best warrior competition tosses a dummy grenade during an obsticle course March 23, 2014 at Fort Devens, Mass. Eleven soldiers competed for the title of "best warrior" in the 302nd MEB. Show More Summary

Russia's New Dolphin Army Is No Match for Our Dolphin Army

If you are concerned that Russia's acquisition of the Ukrainian military's elite dolphin attack squad could spell the end of America's reign as the most powerful country on Earth, fear not: Not only are we the home of jazz, blue jeans, and the greatest basketball team ever assembled, we also have been training dolphins to fight our wars find and detect sea mines since 1960. Navy

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 26, 2014

An U.S. Special Forces soldier assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system after receiving small-arms fire during a clearance of Denasaro Kelay village in Mizan district, Zabul province, Afghanistan on March 8, 2014. Show More Summary

Sen. Feinstein's Pro-NSA Bill Has Hit a Snag: Obama

Since Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA is scooping up the phone records of law-abiding Americans in bulk, the program has had a stalwart defender in Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). She has supported the program's continuation as...Show More Summary

Washington Football Team Starts Charity, Is Absolved of Racism

Good news out of Washington: Local NFL team owner Dan Snyder reflected on the challenges facing Native Americans, and, in a letter released Monday, promises to change the team's n— Wait, sorry. Snyder actually defends the team's name...Show More Summary

This Tea Party Leader Seems Pretty Confused About the Hobby Lobby Case

When the tea party movement first emerged, with its laser focus on fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget, it never really distinguished itself with a deep understanding of economic issues or the operations of government. Now that...Show More Summary

How Big Banks Rake in Millions on the Backs of California's Poorest Families

It's expensive to be poor. A new report out from the California Reinvestment Coalition concludes that the big banks are charging some of California's poorest families hefty ATM fees to access monthly benefits from the state welfare program...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 25, 2014

A soldier with the 829th Engineer Company, 1st squad, fires off a magazine of blank rounds from his M249 Machince gun during their annual training at Fort McCoy, Wis., March 22. The company's annual training was conducted as preparation for their mobilization to Afghanistan this year. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Christopher Enderle)

GOP Senate Candidate Cory Gardner Disavows His Support for Fetal Personhood—After Sponsoring a Bill Last Year

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) has Democrats spooked. Less than three weeks after his late-in-the-game announcement that he would challenge Sen. Mark Udall (D-Col.), a poll from the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling found Gardner trailing...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 24, 2014

Marines with tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment (BLT 2/1), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the M256 smoothbore gun of an M1A1 Abrams tanks on static targets during Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 (RUTMEUEX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 20, 2014. Show More Summary

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