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Posted on: Feb 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Clinton to visa applicants: "You should know that the State Department is on the watch here for Facebook."

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It seems Bush's lust for spying went so far as to target reporters, and even the senator tasked with overseeing U.S. intelligence.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As states grapple with record budget deficits, more politicians are looking toward criminal justice reform to cut costs.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?

Posted on: Jan 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

In his confirmation hearing, Holder called waterboarding "torture," but his support for preventive detention and warrantless spying is bad news.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As Europe calls for a ceasefire, Israel is accused of cruel tactics and use of deadly white phosphorous in its blood-soaked assault on Gaza.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"He could launch the kind of devastating attack the world has never seen."

Posted on: Dec 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A.C. Thompson discusses his Nation report on the men who roamed New Orleans shooting African Americans. (With full text of Thompson's article).

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Taser's marketing coup has convinced consumers that there is such a thing as a gun that won't kill. Taser deaths prove otherwise.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The NRA and Co. have pushed campaigns to allow concealed-weapons permits on college campuses in 15 states this year and failed in all of them.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Officials are laughing it off, but such a sexist display should be confronted and denounced.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Montell Johnson was sent from California to Illinois to be executed. His sentence was commuted. Now he's dying from medical neglect.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama isn't likely to pursue torture atrocities during the Bush era, but this is one problem you simply can't wish away.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With shoot first/ask questions later legislation passing across the country, are more Americans getting away with murder?

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The powerful film chronicles the life of paralyzed veteran Tomas Young following his return from Iraq.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The first Muslim in Congress, no stranger to the prejudice and fearmongering leveled at Obama, explains why these attacks ultimately fail.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A 25-year fight to bring Jon Burge and police who systematically tortured black men to justice makes a critical breakthrough.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

How many times does a man have to face death before it is considered cruel and unusual punishment?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Months after the Pentagon pundits flap, the Department of Defense continues to hand down contracts for propaganda in Iraq and beyond.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Carl Bernstein, Kai Wright, Robert Dreyfuss, Campbell Brown -- and more -- take McCain's fearmongering to task.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

An innocent man could die in two weeks if the state of Georgia seeks a new death warrant.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Two hours before his scheduled execution, the Georgia prisoner who has maintained his innocence for almost 20 years, gets a temporary reprieve.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"War hero" McCain voted against healthcare funding for veterans in 2003, '04, '05, '06 and '07. Now veterans are confronting him on his record.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"It's like we don't have rights. Like we don't even live here."

Posted on: Sep 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After five years in legal limbo, the Palestinian university professor falsely accused of terrorism is free, but faces contempt charges.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In the run-up to the Republican convention, Minnesota police launched a series of preemptive raids to intimidate protesters and quash dissent.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It's official: staunch pro-gun, anti-choice Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the Republican vice presidential choice.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

While official rhetoric in Denver ignores the party's failure to end the war in Iraq, one group of vets is not backing down.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama has chosen Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Like Iraq, Vietnam was not a noble cause. It's time we stopped letting politicians and the press perpetuate the McCain War Hero myth.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has unanimously denied clemency for Jeff Wood, a man who killed no one. This cannot be tolerated.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will make a decision tomorrow in the case of Jeff Wood, who faces execution for killing no one.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In a series of quiet but sweeping measures, the Bush Administration is codifying the government's capacity to spy on its citizens.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We did not invade Afghanistan to help the Afghan people. So why are so many progressives buying into that myth?

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With Americans still convinced it is the "good war" and more troops headed its way, an honest debate about Afghanistan is long overdue.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new report finds the Air Force is spending counterterrorism funds on very fancy seating for military and civilian leaders.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

On Friday's inaugural episode of <i>Meet the Bloggers</i>, the issue at hand is why Turdblossom should be in jail -- and how it could happen.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In an affront to Canadian public opinion, American war resister Robin Long will be turned over to U.S. authorities.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In a reactionary political calculation, Barack Obama comes out in support of the death penalty for child rape.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The author of <i>Antiwar Soldier</i> discusses the GI movement, the election and why "the military needs racism" to fight its wars.