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Posted on: May 26, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

From Nixon's plumbers to James O'Keefe's video smears: How political lying became normal.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: The Nation

How the trial of Patty Hearst ushered in a new age of "personal responsibility" in America.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2008, Source: Blog for Our Future

The colossal mismanagement of water in Georgia has produced an urban crisis with no clear solution other than a return to smart government.

Posted on: May 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As millions of Americans came together to fight the war in Vietnam, Nixon's politics became more ruthless.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

The conservative noise machine is coming around to support him -- if it can keep its stories straight.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2008, Source: TomPaine.com

A small and beaten man spoke to Congress and the nation last night, convinced in his own mind he's a hero.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2007, Source: Common Sense

Karl Rove's "leaving" the White House, but it's worth considering what he can do on the outside that he was hindered from doing on the government payroll.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2007, Source: The Nation

Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Americans are liberal. How long will it take politicians and the media to get that?

Posted on: Apr 19, 2007, Source: TomPaine.com

Conservative principle has turned into conservative and free market mania, crippling the FDA's ability to prevent health disasters like the contaminated pet food scandal.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2005, Source: Village Voice

George Bush is getting four more years to remake the world in his image. (Too bad for us, he already started.)

Posted on: Nov 16, 2004, Source: Columbia Journalism Review

A 30-year-old book by a progressive journalist finds that the passions of reformers can sometimes betray a contempt for the common sense of ordinary people. Sound familiar?

Posted on: Aug 1, 2004, Source: Village Voice

These are the people who, even in the face of evidence of his casual cruelty, of his unchristian contempt for weakness, of his lying ways, see something angelic in George W. Bush and love him unconditionally.

Posted on: May 24, 2004, Source: Village Voice

The Apostolic Congress, a Christian Zionist movement, has some attentive ears in the White House. How much influence do they wield on American policy in Israel?