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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:5164
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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

America's Worst Prison Closed 51 Years Ago Today. Except It Didn't.

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was conceived as a place to put the worst of the worst. The prisoners that kept starting problems at the other prisons. Put them all together, the thinking went. It wasn't a place for rehabilitation. It was a place to isolate the infection. Show More Summary

"This Is The Era of The Empowered 'One Percenter'"

The Koch brothers. Citizens United. "Dark money." Billionaire sugardaddies. A Republican takeover of Congress. These are a few of the 2014-themed issues that Mother Jones senior reporter Andy Kroll and ProPublica's Kim Barker discuss on the latest episode of Moyers and Company, the popular weekly show hosted by the acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 21, 2014

An U.S. Soldier of Easy Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, prepares to conduct a low-cost, low-altitude airdrop during a mission rehearsal exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 16, 2014. Show More Summary

US Lawmakers Fight Russia on Twitter: "I Guess This Means My Spring Break in Siberia Is Off"

On Thursday, shortly after President Obama expanded sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry released its own list of nine US officials and lawmakers who will be targeted by sanctions....Show More Summary

Progressive Groups Take Obama to Task for Violating Voting Rights Law

After months of quiet lobbying, civil rights groups and progressive organizations are now coming out publicly against the Obama administration for failing to enforce a voting rights law that applies to the Obamacare health insuranceShow More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 20, 2014

A Norwegian helicopter lands near a dock in Soreisa, Norway, to deliver inspectors from Belarus during Cold Response 14, March 17, to evaluate the U.S. Marine component of the exercise. The inspection during Cold Response 14 is conducted...Show More Summary

Flashback: GOP Senate Candidates's Anti-Gay Diatribe

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has some competition in the race to take on New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in November. In late February, former Sen. Bob Smith—who represented the Granite State in the Senate from 1990...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 19, 2014

Pfc. Xavier Grace, Mad Dog Platoon, 4th Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, leads the wedge formation during the non lethal weapons training, riot control formations at Ft. Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Penny Zamora)

The House GOP's Obamacare Alternative Won't Curb Health Care Costs—But It Will Enrich the Insurance Industry

Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported in an "exclusive" front-page story that House Republicans are at long last promoting their alternative to Obamacare. According to the Post, the new plan, roundly panned, is really justShow More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 18, 2014

Cpl. Marcus Chischilly, from Phoenix, Ariz., takes a plunge underwater during the 2014 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5, 2014. The Marine Corps Trials enables wounded, ill, or injured Marines to focus on their abilities and to find new avenues to thrive. Show More Summary

Heineken, Sam Adams, Guinness Yank Sponsorships of St. Patrick's Day Parades Over LGBT Discrimination

Three beer giants—the manufacturers who bring you Heineken, Sam Adams, and Guinness—have pulled their sponsorship of Saint Patrick's Day parades in New York City and Boston over the events' policy of anti-LGBT discrimination. (The Boston...Show More Summary

Scott Brown Ditches "The People's Pledge" for Dark Money

Scott Brown, the former Republican senator from Massachusetts who Elizabeth Warren defeated in 2012, has decided that he wants his old job back. Well, not exactly his old job. Late last year Brown sold his Massachusetts home, packed up his belongings and inched north across the border to New Hampshire. Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 17, 2014

A Marine from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conduct a foot patrol through the snow-covered fields of northern Norway during Cold Response 14 March 15, 2014. Cold Response 14 brings together nearly 16,000 troops from 16 countries...Show More Summary

Listen: Radio Ads From America's Pot-Growing Center

No place in America grows as much marijuana as far Northern California's Trinity, Mendocino, and Humboldt counties. Backcountry pot farming isn't just a leading industry in the so-called Emerald Triangle; it's pretty much the only industry. Show More Summary

Justice Department Bad Boys: More Than 650 Cases of Misconduct Documented in 12-Year Period

Federal prosecutors, judges, and other officials at the Justice Department committed over 650 acts of professional misconduct in a recent 12-year period, according to a new report published by a DC-based watchdog group, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for March 14, 2014

MAINZ, Germany - Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe assist with the loading of rail cars during USAREUR’s Contingency Command Post (CCP) deployment operations for Saber Guardian 2014. The CCP, established as a rapidly deploying, forward command and control element in support of missions directed by USAREUR, is currently preparing for Saber Guardian 2014. Show More Summary

WATCH: Rand Paul's Big Flip-Flop on Russia

Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed President Barack Obama for not doing enough in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's incursion into Crimea. In a Time op-ed, Paul huffed: It is our role as a global leader to...Show More Summary

McDonald's Accused of Stealing Wages From Already Underpaid Workers

Fast food workers make very little money. How little money? Very little money! So little in fact that a single parent of one living in New York City would have to work 144 hours a week "to make a secure yet modest living." But apparently,...Show More Summary

The Fed Was Supposed to Rein In Its Bailout Powers. Instead it Did This.

Between 2007 and 2009, the Federal Reserve—the US central bank tasked with regulating unemployment and inflation—handed out an unprecedented $20 trillion in super-low interest loans to failing Wall Street banks. The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial...Show More Summary

Mitch Albom Becomes an Issue in Michigan House Primary

According to a conservative PAC, Republican House candidate David Trott is one of the five people you meet in Hell. Trott, who is challenging first-term GOP Rep. Kerry Bentivolio in the GOP primary for Michigan's 11th district, runs a law firm that specializes in mortgage foreclosures. Show More Summary

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