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Landau: Picture President Gingrich
Jun 25, 2011
As he aspires to the presidency, is Newt’s character relevant?
Landau: Who’s The Next Enemy?
May 20, 2011
Most Americans don’t integrate into their consciousness the millions killed by US forces
Landau: A Wedding, Osama and Obama
May 16, 2011
Illegal? Hell no! Those kinds of deeds are what made America special
Lipsyte: Millionaires v. Billionaires
May 11, 2011
Product endorsement money has usually kept even socially conscious athletes quiet
Landau: Free Private Manning
May 08, 2011
For Washington’s powerful, the real crime is public humiliation
Lusane: Obama, Blacks And Latinos
Apr 30, 2011
The White House must draw the right conclusions from recent dismal polls.
Levy: Japan and Israel
Mar 20, 2011
I fell in love with the Japanese people at first sight.
Lusane: Zimbabwe & Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Mar 10, 2011
The regime of 87-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe has sought to pre-empt the types of protests that have shaken autocrats in North Africa and the Middle East.
Lusane: Celebrate Reconstruction
Feb 09, 2011
The sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War has unleashed a cacophony of voices...
Landau: 2011 American Dream
Jan 11, 2011
“What’s good for General Motors is good for the country,” was a statement attributed to former GM CEO Charles Wilson in 1953, during hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Landau: Wikileaks Deserves An Award
Jan 02, 2011
US officials routinely declare commitment to a free press – except when someone uses it to reveal unflattering information. Ironically, members of the media critical of Wikileaks also think the government should protect us by not sharing “classified information.”
Lynd: Hunger Strike At Ohio State
Dec 31, 2010
As this is written on Christmas Eve, a small group of death-sentenced prisoners at the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) have declared their intention to begin a "rolling hunger strike" on Monday, January 3.
Lusane: Black History of the President’s House
Dec 22, 2010
On December 15, 2010 the National Park Service inaugurated its new exhibit, “President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation” at the Liberty Bell Center pavilion in Philadelphia’s Independence Park.
Loeb: Republican War on Reality
Oct 31, 2010
Today's Republicans have been making war on reality itself, which should be a major issue of the campaign’s final days.
Lusane: White House, Obama’s House
Oct 21, 2010
As he faces a critical juncture in his presidency, it is perhaps useful for President Obama to reflect upon an obscure but relevant anniversary...
Landau: What We’ve Done To Others
Oct 04, 2010
Few Americans have a clear memory of our nuclear history -- part of our heritage, just like the cruel deeds of 9/11/01.
Landau: The Alan Gross Case
Aug 02, 2010
Someone, perhaps the protagonist himself, made a mistake -- perhaps an “oversight,” as Washington bureaucrats label their errors. Alan Gross, on a mission for his company (DAI) working for US AID (United States Agency for International Development) solicited a tourist visa to travel to Cuba for the purpose of “promoting democracy,” a euphemism for undermining governments that challenge Washington dictates.
Lusane: Racism, Sherrod & Obama
Jul 31, 2010
The Shirley Sherrod controversy, like the Van Jones incident last summer, demonstrates the power of the right-wing media to rock the Obama White House when it comes to racial matters.
Landau: The Rhetoric-Reality Gulf
Jul 19, 2010
To Hell with war, I told myself on July 4, as the people of Alameda, California (my town) celebrated the onset of the war for freedom and independence by forgetting war: a parade, backyard BBQs, booze and fireworks.
Landau: A Tale Of Two Extraditions
Jul 06, 2010
The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.