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Conservatives Wrong about New Deal: David Sirota

In response to conservative economists’ claims that FDR’s New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression, two-time New York Times bestselling political commentator David Sirota reviewed detailed unemployment data (PDF) from the U.S. census to di...   read more

Agencies Obstruct Transparency

The Department of Energy and the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) have both proposed new rules to obstruct the public’s access to information guaranteed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In the midst of financial collapse and ra...   read more

Why Are There No Black Senators?

With the departure of Barack Obama to the White House, the Senate will be without a single black senator, unless the Senate agrees to seat Roland Burris to replace Obama. This despite the fact that African Americans make up 12% of the U.S. populat...   read more

Spying on Nuns, Bike Lane Activists, and Other Security Threats

From 2005 through late 2007, Maryland Police carried out extensive surveillance on a wide range of range of animal and human rights activist groups, including advocates of establishing bike lanes. The program began when Major Jack Simpson, a field...   read more

Wildlife “Services” Spent $100 Million Killing Animals

A coalition of 110 animal rights and conservation groups including Big Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Christians for Environmental Stewardship signed a letter (PDF) to Tom Vilsack, Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of Agricultu...   read more

Justice Department Infested with Anti-Civil Rights Bush Appointees

For eight years, the leaders of the administration of George W. Bush used a clever and effective tactic to mold the mission of the U.S. government to match their version of conservative ideology. Instead of eliminating an agency they opposed, they...   read more

Navy Settles Lawsuit with Whales

Regarding an issue that made it all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, the Navy and environmental groups settled out of court a case dealing with the potential harm done to whales and dolphins by sonar used in anti-submarine warfare training. The Navy...   read more

Depression Unemployment Facts Set Straight: Thomas Sowell

Laissez-faire economist Thomas Sowell of Stanford University warns the incoming administration of the dangers of a new New Deal. Contradicting the conventional story of how FDR saved the economy after everyone lost their jobs because of the stock ...   read more

Prison Reform, an Overlooked Issue

Senator James Webb, decorated Marine, journalist, novelist, and Ronald Reagan’s one-time Navy Secretary, has announced his intention to tackle the politically delicate issue of prison reform. Unafraid of being perceived as “soft on crime” by his c...   read more

Should OSHA Protect Workers or Their Employers?

A series of Bush appointees have effectively hobbled Occupational Safety and Health Administration by halting progress on a number of workplace safety initiatives, and by siding with employers against employees. During George W. Bush’s presidency,...   read more

The Uncertain Fate of Some Innocent Guantánamo Prisoners

Seventeen Chinese Muslims unlawfully held in Guantánamo are still awaiting news of their fate after U.S. Federal Judge Ricardo Urbina deemed them innocent and ordered their release and delivery into the continental United States in October. The me...   read more

Ten Worst Religious Stories of 2008

Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University, reviews the ten worst religious stories of 2008. Coming in at number 9 is Sarah Palin’s Witchcraft video (Palin appears at about 5:00), in which visiting Kenyan pasto...   read more

Groups Sue Department of Interior over New Mining Rules

A coalition of environmental groups including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new revision finalized on December 12, which will allow mining companies to dump waste in streams. Specifical...   read more

Will Obama Gladly Inherit Increased Presidential Powers?: Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq, writing in The Nation, urges Barack Obama to immediately begin the process of reversing the centralization of power that characterized the Bush administration. The administration manipulated the judiciary by creating an atmosphere of fea...   read more

Doctors (and Insurance Companies) Can Just Say “No”

Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has issued a new rule that “protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience.” The new rule allows any health-related individual or institution, ...   read more

SEC Regulation for Kung-Fu Masters, but not for Hedge Fund Sharks

While a government lawyer tasked with investigating financial crimes, Gary Aguirre learned a hard lesson: under Chairman Christopher Cox, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is only interested in regulating minor players. Aguirre: “In the...   read more
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Controversies

4753 to 4768 of about 4787 News
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Conservatives Wrong about New Deal: David Sirota

In response to conservative economists’ claims that FDR’s New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression, two-time New York Times bestselling political commentator David Sirota reviewed detailed unemployment data (PDF) from the U.S. census to di...   read more

Agencies Obstruct Transparency

The Department of Energy and the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) have both proposed new rules to obstruct the public’s access to information guaranteed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In the midst of financial collapse and ra...   read more

Why Are There No Black Senators?

With the departure of Barack Obama to the White House, the Senate will be without a single black senator, unless the Senate agrees to seat Roland Burris to replace Obama. This despite the fact that African Americans make up 12% of the U.S. populat...   read more

Spying on Nuns, Bike Lane Activists, and Other Security Threats

From 2005 through late 2007, Maryland Police carried out extensive surveillance on a wide range of range of animal and human rights activist groups, including advocates of establishing bike lanes. The program began when Major Jack Simpson, a field...   read more

Wildlife “Services” Spent $100 Million Killing Animals

A coalition of 110 animal rights and conservation groups including Big Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Christians for Environmental Stewardship signed a letter (PDF) to Tom Vilsack, Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of Agricultu...   read more

Justice Department Infested with Anti-Civil Rights Bush Appointees

For eight years, the leaders of the administration of George W. Bush used a clever and effective tactic to mold the mission of the U.S. government to match their version of conservative ideology. Instead of eliminating an agency they opposed, they...   read more

Navy Settles Lawsuit with Whales

Regarding an issue that made it all the way to U.S. Supreme Court, the Navy and environmental groups settled out of court a case dealing with the potential harm done to whales and dolphins by sonar used in anti-submarine warfare training. The Navy...   read more

Depression Unemployment Facts Set Straight: Thomas Sowell

Laissez-faire economist Thomas Sowell of Stanford University warns the incoming administration of the dangers of a new New Deal. Contradicting the conventional story of how FDR saved the economy after everyone lost their jobs because of the stock ...   read more

Prison Reform, an Overlooked Issue

Senator James Webb, decorated Marine, journalist, novelist, and Ronald Reagan’s one-time Navy Secretary, has announced his intention to tackle the politically delicate issue of prison reform. Unafraid of being perceived as “soft on crime” by his c...   read more

Should OSHA Protect Workers or Their Employers?

A series of Bush appointees have effectively hobbled Occupational Safety and Health Administration by halting progress on a number of workplace safety initiatives, and by siding with employers against employees. During George W. Bush’s presidency,...   read more

The Uncertain Fate of Some Innocent Guantánamo Prisoners

Seventeen Chinese Muslims unlawfully held in Guantánamo are still awaiting news of their fate after U.S. Federal Judge Ricardo Urbina deemed them innocent and ordered their release and delivery into the continental United States in October. The me...   read more

Ten Worst Religious Stories of 2008

Rev. Paul Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University, reviews the ten worst religious stories of 2008. Coming in at number 9 is Sarah Palin’s Witchcraft video (Palin appears at about 5:00), in which visiting Kenyan pasto...   read more

Groups Sue Department of Interior over New Mining Rules

A coalition of environmental groups including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new revision finalized on December 12, which will allow mining companies to dump waste in streams. Specifical...   read more

Will Obama Gladly Inherit Increased Presidential Powers?: Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq, writing in The Nation, urges Barack Obama to immediately begin the process of reversing the centralization of power that characterized the Bush administration. The administration manipulated the judiciary by creating an atmosphere of fea...   read more

Doctors (and Insurance Companies) Can Just Say “No”

Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt has issued a new rule that “protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience.” The new rule allows any health-related individual or institution, ...   read more

SEC Regulation for Kung-Fu Masters, but not for Hedge Fund Sharks

While a government lawyer tasked with investigating financial crimes, Gary Aguirre learned a hard lesson: under Chairman Christopher Cox, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is only interested in regulating minor players. Aguirre: “In the...   read more
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