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Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Opposing a religious exemption to the contraception mandate is about more than just principle.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: Salon

The "liberty" crowd, led by Times columnist Ross Douthat, braces itself for persecution of its views.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Rather than deny America's cultural shifts, conservatives have a new strategy: exemption from legislation that offends them.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: Salon

With a new vote to expand the Voting Rights Act looming, we're about to learn just how cynical this party really is.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Salon

GOP's shutdown lunacy diverted attention from Obamacare's rough debut—giving a chance for a 2nd first impression.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: Media Consortium

Where we've been, and where we're going, in the long, sordid saga of keeping Americans safe from the administration's spying.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

A look at a year of trying to gavel the Bush administration into order.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

Citizen-driven dialogues provide a gateway to more significant talks -- and could help interrupt a violent crisis.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

A handful of congressional Democrats including Sen. James Webb are trying to stop the White House from starting a disastrous war with Iran.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

A revolving door between the telecommunications industry and federal government ensures that the doors to your personal privacy are wide open.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

Iraq Ambassador Ryan Crocker had tough marching orders this week: Spin the political and economic chaos of Iraq into something that sounds like progress -- but his numbers don't stand up to scrutiny.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

Documents provided by FBI Director Robert Mueller strengthen the case that Alberto Gonzales perjured himself before the Senate Judiciary committee.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

Oil companies know that gasoline expands at higher temperatures and has less volume at lower ones, but they've refused to upgrade gas stations with a simple tool that would adjust the price of gas according to its temperature.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

If the court does not overrule executive privilege claims and hold Miers and Bolten in contempt, House Democrats will have to face some difficult choices.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

The fight over the attorney scandal escalated when former White House Counsel Harriet Miers failed to show at a House Judiciary hearing which she had been subpoenaed for to give testimony -- and may be heading for the courts.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

After Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast, construction companies have squeezed billions out of federal contracts with few labor regulations and almost no oversight, allowing outrageous worker abuses to occur.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

Michael Moore's visit to Capitol Hill to talk about the sorry state of health care in America was accompanied by swarms of excited activists and a packed committee room.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: Media Consortium

A Government Accountability Office report confirms that Bush's use of presidential signing statements have the effect of nullifying the law in question in about 30 percent of cases.