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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:30am
    With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the use of torture by the CIA after 9/11, the final defense of the indefensible by its perpetrators, advocates and publicists is falling apart before our eyes...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:29am
    Why do people line up to come to this country? Why do they build boats from milk cartons to sail here? Why do they trust our diplomats and soldiers in ways true of no other country? It's because we are a beacon of opportunity and...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:28am
    President Obama's observation that racism is "deeply rooted" in U.S. society is an understatement. Racism is as American as the Fourth of July, and ignoring this fact doesn't make it go away.    ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:26am
    Jackie's shocking account of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house has been growing holes by the day. And it has put Rolling Stone -- the magazine that published it without identifying the accuser, the friends she...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:25am
    In late November, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights — the first law of its kind in the nation.     The focus of the new law might surprise you. A bill of...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:24am
    Writing in the Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:24am
    I asked Marty Peretz the other day whether his goal during the nearly four decades that he had owned The New Republic was ever to make a profit. "Absolutely not," he bellowed. "I think we were profitable maybe three or...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:23am
    One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy's inaugural address expressed his hope that "a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion." Kennedy was talking about the Cold War, but we could use...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:20am
    The furor over President Barack Obama's executive action shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation poses hazards for him, including legislative complications, a possible legal challenge and a public backlash...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:19am
    Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did.     Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Mo. A few idiots did.     It is our sad nature to assign the acts of one, or of a few,...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:18am
    The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday is planning to release the executive summary of its inquiry into the CIA's detention and interrogation program, more than eight years after President George W. Bush announced the...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:16am
    If there's one thing you can say about the 2016 Republican presidential field, it is this: It is going to be huge.     There are as many as 23 names on some long (long) lists of potential candidates. That's...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:15am
    No protests, no chants and no bullhorn-amplified outrage echoed through the streets of Staten Island in the days after the world learned that there would be no criminal indictment in the death of Eric Garner.     But...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:42pm
    President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration has created quite a furor, and although the order was issued to solve the problem of congressional gridlock and millions of suffering  people, our relationship to the floods...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:41pm
    Last week we got an actually good employment report - arguably the first truly good report in a long time. The U.S. economy added well over 300,000 jobs; wages, which have been stagnant for far too long, picked up a bit. Other...
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