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Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Obama adviser Samantha Power exposed the Clinton administration's indifference to genocide -- she got the boot for stating it on the campaign trail.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

The Times, in fact, couldn't have found a moment more favorable for Johnny Mack to let this fearsome cat out of the bag.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Barack Obama has only one competitor left standing and it's not Hillary Clinton. It's time itself.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

A strong showing by Paul tonight could severely damage McCain's overall strategy.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Huckabee was forced to abruptly end his press conference as the questioning of his motives by an amused press corps only seemed to build.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Barack Obama and John Edwards might want to change the world. But Hillary Clinton wants to protect you against it.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

Edwards is in the midst of a final 38-county push to win next Thursday's Iowa caucuses.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Marc Cooper: "That is about as basic as it gets," Dodd said. "You must obey the law. Everyone must."

Posted on: Sep 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Marc Cooper: Almost everything about it was a dud, rendering the entire exercise little more than a gimmick.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2006, Source:

For first time since Vietnam, hundreds of active-duty military personnel have organized to oppose a war that they are fighting.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The half-million protesters who flooded Los Angeles this weekend are a glaring sign that Washington needs a rational immigration policy -- not more walls and fences.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The election of Socialist pediatrician Michelle Bachelet as president is good news for the people of Chile. Especially given the alternatives.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: LA Weekly

The Bush administration has spent $30 million trying to secure the Arizona border with little effect. Scenes from the capital of illegal immigration reveal the daily risks of desperate dreams.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

First the L.A. Times helped kill off reporter Gary Webb's career. Then, eight years later, after Webb committed suicide, it publishes a scandalous and shameful obituary.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

Shot over a period of many years, and edited only upon the mysterious death of its subject, 'The Agronomist' follows Haiti's most popular dissident whose life mirrors the nation's tragic history.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2004, Source: LA Weekly

Karen Kwiatkowski, once a White House insider, exposes her former bosses and their reasons for a war that never should have happened.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

The take-no-prisoners social critic skewers Bush, Ashcroft and the whole damn lot of us for letting despots rule.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

Errol Morris' new documentary on Robert McNamara, prime architect of the Vietnam war, is half in, half out of the fog.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

The California Guv hurts his cause by portraying himself as a victim. You have to be popular before voters are ready to feel sorry for you.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

Pundits beware: This 'circus' election is likely to generate a bigger turnout than last year's 'official' contest.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

The Gray Davis recall election presents a unique opportunity for progressives. Will Arianna Huffington emerge as the consensual candidate of the California left?

Posted on: May 21, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

With the 2004 presidential campaign now under way, it seems clear that as whacked out as George W. Bush may be, he's driving his opponents even crazier.

Posted on: May 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

America's 'morality czar' is just one more among a growing army of zombie-like gambling machine addicts in America.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2003, Source: The Nation

Led by a Boeing machinist-turned-nude dancer, Las Vegas strippers are talking union.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2003, Source: LA Weekly

About the only measure missing from the Bush economic plan is a proposal to make monthly payments on yachts, vacation homes and Lamborghinis tax-deductible.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2002, Source: The Nation

Some of the biggest unions are coming out against the war on Iraq, raising hopes of labor participation in the peace movement.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

With the November elections around the corner, Democratic hopefuls are clambering into the tank on Iraq a la Mike Dukakis.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Why not let the casinos take over Wall Street? Putting money in the stock market is just a big gamble after all.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Gore Vidal's latest bestseller argues passionately that the U.S. should retreat back to its more Jeffersonian roots and stop meddling in other people's business.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Minnesota Green Party is risking political suicide by endorsing a gubernatorial candidate other than Paul Wellstone -- the greenest member of the Senate.

Posted on: May 12, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Right-wing warrior David Brock's mea culpa epic reveals him to be a snot-nosed brat less interested in politics than self-promotion.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

Controversial British journalist Robert Fisk believes that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict might turn into something as apocalyptic as the French-Algerian war.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

With the Bush White House asking Congress to remove all restrictions on aid to Colombia, the United States is poised on the brink of a decisive slide into endless war.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2002, Source: The Nation

What did anti-globalization activists find when they went to Porto Alegre to attend the World Social Forum -- hope for the future.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Some 650 unionized workers died in the Sept. 11 attacks, and the ensuing recession has made hundreds of thousands jobless. On top of that, says the AFL-CIO's leader, Bush is waging a "war on workers."

Posted on: Nov 7, 2001, Source:

Peter Beinart, the new editor of the New Republic, has been casting the views of the "left" as unpatriotic and politically correct. So much for subtleties of opinion about war and terror.

Posted on: May 22, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The author of the "antiglobalization movement bible" talks about the state of the protest movement in the wake of Quebec City.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2000, Source:

The liberals and lefties bashing Nader for (apparently) costing Gore the election are just wrong, not to mention counterproductive. Nader led the Greens to some important gains -- but capitalizing on those victories will be a major challenge.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: LA Weekly

A new generation of activists that came of age in Seattle is now taking their fight to upcoming protests in DC, Boston, LA and other cities all over the country. Their politics are not always clearly defined, but there's a common sense of urgency these young activists share, a belief that the economic and social imbalances of the world are volatile, intolerable and immoral. Veteran journalist Marc Cooper takes a long, hard look at the new activist landscape.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: LA Weekly

After two days of hot protest and 1,300 arrests, anti-IMF/World Bank activists can claim a decisive victory. Ten, 15, maybe 20 thousand determined young protesters have forced the officials of the IMF/WB into a never-before-seen political retreat: an avalanche of statements and communiques promising more accountability, more sensitivity and more attention to the needs of the Global South. ItÕs almost certainly a feint, but even so it means progress in tearing down facade that the IMF and World Bank are aiding the Third World.