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  • Late Night: An Eye for an Eye

    24 July 2014, 11:00 pm by: cocktailhag

    The grotesque spectacle of the two-hour torture yesterday of an Arizona murderer was made considerably more revolting by the bloodthirsty commentary provided by the victim's family, and eagerly echoed by Arizona officials.…
  • Domino Effect: Pension Cutters Gamble on a California Ballot Measure

    24 July 2014, 10:17 pm by: Gary Cohn

    Jon Coupal is nothing if not blunt when he describes one motive behind a Ventura County ballot measure that would replace the “defined benefit” pensions currently enjoyed by county employees and replace them with 401(k)-type plans for all future hires.…
  • Tomgram: Peter Van Buren: Undue Process in Washington

    24 July 2014, 9:26 pm by: Tom Engelhardt

    You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of…
  • Remembering A People’s Uprising: 1 Year After HB2

    24 July 2014, 8:38 pm by: Kit OConnell

    On July 12, 2013, the deadly anti-abortion bill HB2 passed the legislature in Texas, forced through in an expensive special session despite the extremely loud opposition of thousands of people who came out to shake the granite building with their angry voices.…
  • Yale Professor Tells Parents Not to Send Children to Ivy League Schools

    24 July 2014, 7:56 pm by: DSWright

    A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools - don't do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from…
  • European Court of Human Rights Holds Poland Responsible for Allowing CIA Torture & Rendition

    24 July 2014, 6:45 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. It also ruled that the country had violated the Convention by allowing the…
  • Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

    24 July 2014, 5:47 pm by: Steve Horn

    Deploying the age-old “Friday news dump,” President Barack Obama’s Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.…
  • Why the Legal Marijuana Age Has to Be 21

    24 July 2014, 4:47 pm by: Jon Walker

    In Uruguay it was possible to set the legal age for marijuana purchasing at 18 because they don't have a higher drinking age, but that won't work politically in the United States.
  • How President Bill Clinton Prepared to Justify Criminalizing All Leaks of Information

    24 July 2014, 3:50 pm by: Kevin Gosztola

    When President Bill Clinton vetoed anti-leaks provision in 2000 that would have made nearly all unauthorized disclosures of information by officials a felony, he warned of a “serious risk that this legislation” would have “a chilling effect on those who…
  • Silencing the Children of Gaza

    24 July 2014, 2:58 pm by: Siun

    The video above is an ad produced by the Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, in which the names of the children killed in Gaza are read. B’Tselem attempted to buy ad time on Israeli radio but were refused.

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