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Loopholes in Obama’s Human Rights Orders

Writing for Politico, Josh Gerstein takes a closer look at President Obama’s executive orders regarding terror suspects and the use of torture.  A few significant delays and loopholes stand out.  1. Torture: Obama's order on interrogations instru...   read more

Senate Passes Equal Pay Bill

In 1998, Lilly Ledbetter, a 19-year employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, sued her former employer claiming that she had not been paid as well as men in similar job positions. The case wound its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled, in May ...   read more

FDA Approves Landmark Stem Cell Study

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the first time, gave permission for clinical trials on humans of therapy derived from embryonic stem cells. The study will be financed by Geron Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California. Ten years ago...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush-Era Control over Papers of Ex-Presidents

On March 23, 2001, only five weeks after assuming the presidency, President Bush ordered the National Archives not to release to the public 68,000 pages of records from the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, t...   read more

Flashback: The First Black (Fictional) President

In 1964, my father, Irving Wallace, wrote a novel, The Man, about the first black president. For this, my father received both accolades and death threats. On the final page of The Man one of the characters, addressing his friend the president, Do...   read more

Flashback: FDR’s Words Ring True Today

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office during a time of economic crisis, it is worth looking back at what Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people on the day he took over the presidency 76 years ago at a time of even greater economic peril...   read more

Pete Seeger at the Obama Celebration…After All These Years

Like billions of people around the world, I was prepared for the emotional moment in which the United States, after 220 years, inaugurated its first African-American president. But there was one powerful event two days before that caught me by sur...   read more

Worst of the Worst of Bush Appointees

In honor of the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency, ThinkProgress.org compiled their list of the 43 worst Bush appointees. The usual suspects dominate the top of the list: Dick Cheney (#1), Karl Rove (#2). Alberto Gonzalez (#3), Donald Rumsfeld ...   read more

Supreme Court Hears Gold Mine Request to Kill All Fish in Lake

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on January 12 in a case in which a gold mining company, Coeur Alaska, wants the right to dump mining wastewater into Lower Slate Lake, near Juneau, killing all the fish and other aquatic life. Coeur was repre...   read more

House May Investigate Bush Abuses if Obama Doesn’t

Barack Obama has shown a reluctance to address the issue of possible crimes committed by President Bush and his administration. In this context, the office of John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has issued a 487-page report (P...   read more

Better Off Than 8 Years Ago? Don’t Even Ask

While running for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Most Americans answered: No, and Reagan was elected one week later. As the era of George W. Bush draws to a close, the answer to a sim...   read more

Richard Leon: A Judge at a Fork in the Road

Richard J. Leon is a George Bush-appointed federal judge who is increasingly finding himself at the heart of cases relating to the extent of executive power. Leon has a long association with the Republican Party. In 1987-1988 he served as deputy c...   read more

Toxic Sludge in Tennessee More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste

After the biggest toxic spill in U.S. history (100 times larger than the infamous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill), the Tennessee Valley Authority has advised residents (inaccurately) that boiling their water would remove dangerous heavy metals and ma...   read more

Financial Crisis Worst Since…

Ever since the financial hard times reached Wall Street in September, there have been a series of reports that, in one category or another, this is the worst since [fill in the blank]. The unemployment rate for November (6.7%) was the highest in 1...   read more

One Good Thing about George W. Bush

In our ongoing attempt to find something good about President Bush’s legacy (see In Praise of George Bush), we turn to his support for community health centers. Kevin Sack of The New York Times writes, “Although the number of uninsured and the cos...   read more

Subpoenaed Republican IT Expert Dies in Plane Crash

Mike Connell, 45, a media consultant for the Bush family and Karl Rove’s IT guru, died on December 19 when his small plane crashed just short of the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio. Connell was recently subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit regarding vo...   read more
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Loopholes in Obama’s Human Rights Orders

Writing for Politico, Josh Gerstein takes a closer look at President Obama’s executive orders regarding terror suspects and the use of torture.  A few significant delays and loopholes stand out.  1. Torture: Obama's order on interrogations instru...   read more

Senate Passes Equal Pay Bill

In 1998, Lilly Ledbetter, a 19-year employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, sued her former employer claiming that she had not been paid as well as men in similar job positions. The case wound its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled, in May ...   read more

FDA Approves Landmark Stem Cell Study

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the first time, gave permission for clinical trials on humans of therapy derived from embryonic stem cells. The study will be financed by Geron Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California. Ten years ago...   read more

Obama Reverses Bush-Era Control over Papers of Ex-Presidents

On March 23, 2001, only five weeks after assuming the presidency, President Bush ordered the National Archives not to release to the public 68,000 pages of records from the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Under the Presidential Records Act of 1978, t...   read more

Flashback: The First Black (Fictional) President

In 1964, my father, Irving Wallace, wrote a novel, The Man, about the first black president. For this, my father received both accolades and death threats. On the final page of The Man one of the characters, addressing his friend the president, Do...   read more

Flashback: FDR’s Words Ring True Today

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office during a time of economic crisis, it is worth looking back at what Franklin D. Roosevelt told the American people on the day he took over the presidency 76 years ago at a time of even greater economic peril...   read more

Pete Seeger at the Obama Celebration…After All These Years

Like billions of people around the world, I was prepared for the emotional moment in which the United States, after 220 years, inaugurated its first African-American president. But there was one powerful event two days before that caught me by sur...   read more

Worst of the Worst of Bush Appointees

In honor of the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency, ThinkProgress.org compiled their list of the 43 worst Bush appointees. The usual suspects dominate the top of the list: Dick Cheney (#1), Karl Rove (#2). Alberto Gonzalez (#3), Donald Rumsfeld ...   read more

Supreme Court Hears Gold Mine Request to Kill All Fish in Lake

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on January 12 in a case in which a gold mining company, Coeur Alaska, wants the right to dump mining wastewater into Lower Slate Lake, near Juneau, killing all the fish and other aquatic life. Coeur was repre...   read more

House May Investigate Bush Abuses if Obama Doesn’t

Barack Obama has shown a reluctance to address the issue of possible crimes committed by President Bush and his administration. In this context, the office of John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has issued a 487-page report (P...   read more

Better Off Than 8 Years Ago? Don’t Even Ask

While running for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Most Americans answered: No, and Reagan was elected one week later. As the era of George W. Bush draws to a close, the answer to a sim...   read more

Richard Leon: A Judge at a Fork in the Road

Richard J. Leon is a George Bush-appointed federal judge who is increasingly finding himself at the heart of cases relating to the extent of executive power. Leon has a long association with the Republican Party. In 1987-1988 he served as deputy c...   read more

Toxic Sludge in Tennessee More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste

After the biggest toxic spill in U.S. history (100 times larger than the infamous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill), the Tennessee Valley Authority has advised residents (inaccurately) that boiling their water would remove dangerous heavy metals and ma...   read more

Financial Crisis Worst Since…

Ever since the financial hard times reached Wall Street in September, there have been a series of reports that, in one category or another, this is the worst since [fill in the blank]. The unemployment rate for November (6.7%) was the highest in 1...   read more

One Good Thing about George W. Bush

In our ongoing attempt to find something good about President Bush’s legacy (see In Praise of George Bush), we turn to his support for community health centers. Kevin Sack of The New York Times writes, “Although the number of uninsured and the cos...   read more

Subpoenaed Republican IT Expert Dies in Plane Crash

Mike Connell, 45, a media consultant for the Bush family and Karl Rove’s IT guru, died on December 19 when his small plane crashed just short of the Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio. Connell was recently subpoenaed to testify in a lawsuit regarding vo...   read more
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