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John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent.
Dept of Justice Eases Off Medical Pot
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Holder: "It will not be a priority to prosecute patients with serious illnesses who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana."
Wacky Congresswoman Thinks Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Are the Voices of America -- Who Is She Kidding?
Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: The Nation
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann argues that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the new voices not just of the GOP but of America. Good luck with that.
Tough Progressive Congressman Alan Grayson Is Putting the Fear in Republicans
Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: The Nation
GOPers are shocked that a Democrat has the nerve to call them out on their repeated health care lies and scare tactics. Rep. Grayson says get used to it.
The Beat G20 Schemes Threaten Democracy, Sustainability
Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: The Nation
A new international program, established by the G20, to pressure countries with regard to trade surpluses and deficits would further erode democracy at the national level.
Public Option: Obama Speaks Loudly But Carries a Small Stick
Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: The Nation
The "public option" was positioned as something akin to a consumer-protection initiative. Robust? Not hardly.
The White House Needs to Go a Lot Further with the Torture Inquiry
Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
The investigation into torture could be thwarted by a GOP counter-attack and an echo chamber determined to protect Bush and Cheney.
Americans Agree: The War In Afghanistan Is Not Worth Fighting
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Fifty-one percent of those surveyed for a new Washington Post-ABC News poll now say the human and economic cost of the war is too great.
Crunch Time for the Public Option
Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: The Nation
Without a public option, there is no real reform.
Obama Must Work to Reframe the Healthcare Debate
Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: The Nation
This is what Obama's hastily-scheduled Wednesday night press conference was about. But he needs to do much more.
Get Cheney: Why Any Torture Investigation Must Target the Former VP
Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
As Cheney told ABC News: "I was aware of the program ... and involved in helping get the process cleared ... I supported it."
Will Revelations About Dick Cheney's Secret Programs Spell His Downfall?
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Disclosures about Dick Cheney's secret counterterrorism program has even cautious Democrats suggesting Bush's VP may have clearly broken the law.
Sen. Lindsey Graham to Sotomayor: "Unless You Have a Complete Meltdown, You're Going to Get Confirmed"
Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
"And I don't think you will (have a complete meltdown)."
The Supreme Court's Unanimous Attack on the Voting Rights Act
Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
In a ruling Monday, the Court gave state and local officials new flexibility to 'opt out' of a key part of the anti-discrimination law.
Old Obama Vs. New Obama on Warrantless Wiretapping
Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
In a letter to president Obama, Sen. Russ Feingold issues a stern warning about his dangerously shifting positions on wiretapping.
Good Move Obama: Why Sonia Sotomayor Is a Great Choice for the Supreme Court
Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Sotomayor's wide legal experience, especially on corporate and financial issues, along with her background make her a solid pick for the high court.
Baucus Healthcare Plan: Arrest Doctors, Nurses
Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: The Nation
While the health-insurance lobby has been welcomed to the roundtable discussions organized by Baucus, the nurses and their allies were told to leave.
How Karl Rove and His GOP No-Nothings Fought Against Pandemic Preparedness
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: The Nation
Rove and key congressional Republicans aggressively attacked the connection between pandemic preparation and economic recovery.
Hey Mr. Cheney, What About Those 'Executive Assassination Squads'?
Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: The Nation
As long as the former VP is on the interview circuit, why not invite him to Capitol Hill to explain these frightening allegations?
Geithner's Market Rally Spells Taxpayer Ripoff -- Nothing for Us to Cheer About
Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Geithner's bank rescue may have perked up Wall Street but it's nothing new. They've already tried it in Britain and it's failed.
Washington Talks About Health Care, But Doesn't Offer a Cure
Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: The Nation
Obama's Forum on Health Reform was so narrowly focused and uninspiring that it almost made Hillary Clinton's bumbling efforts of the 1990s look good.
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