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Sam Pizzigati: Remembering the Greediest Americans this Holiday Season

Dec 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 - Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season — and some people actually work to advance them all year long.

Other folks, by contrast, mock these values. They spend their days chasing after ever grander stashes of personal treasure.

These greedy souls love the shadows....

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Feinstein Statement on Cuba

Dec 17, 2014

Washington December 17, 2014 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on Cuba:

“The release of Alan Gross from a Cuban prison is wonderful news for his family and our country. Alan was held for five years and is in poor health, and I’m pleased he will spend the holidays at home.

“This...

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Taliban Schoolyard

Dec 17, 2014
Taliban Schoolyard

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Senator Cruz

Dec 17, 2014
Senator Cruz

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Jim Hightower: If officials can’t even call torture what it is, then you can bet it will happen again.

Dec 17, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014 - The spooks are spooked.

Not by anything that foreign enemies might do to America — but by what our CIA and its political overseers did to America.

By “America,” I mean the essence of our country: our ideals and the moral values we hold up as a beacon to the world. That...

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Mark Byrnes: Dick Cheney’s David Frost Moment

Dec 17, 2014
Mark Byrnes: Dick Cheney’s David Frost Moment

Dec. 14, 2014 – Mark Byrnes is an associate professor of history at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC

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Jameel Jaffer: Those Who Approved Torture Shouldn’t Be Above the Law

Dec 16, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014 - Jameel Jaffer is deputy legal director of the ACLU and director of its Center for Democracy, which houses the organization's work on human rights, national security, free speech, privacy, and technology.

The Senate report released earlier this week makes clear that the CIA tortured more men, and far more brutally, than...

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Robert Borosage: The Cromnibus guarantees another year of growing inequality and declining security for most Americans

Dec 16, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014 - The government didn’t shut down. Congress passed the massive – 1,603 page – spending bill, chock full of special interest giveaways, to keep the doors open. The Washington Post editorial page, the voice of the conservative establishment, acknowledges all the horrors – but celebrates the results:

“And given the alternatives...

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Under the CRomnibus

Dec 15, 2014
Under the CRomnibus

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Dianne Feinstein: Torture report is about us, not enemies, and we must enact reform

Dec 15, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014 - On Tuesday, a five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program was finally made public, drawing back the curtains on a very dark period of American history. The purpose of making this report public is simple: to ensure something like this can never happen again.

The 500-page executive summary that...

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