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January 10, 2013 | Blog

Seven easy, onscreen steps to making U.S. torture and detention policies once again palatable. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill explaining that any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. November 2012 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 12, 2012
Mattea Kramer and Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project say you can relax — the U.S. economy will not be heading over a cliff anytime soon.
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November 5, 2012

If we’ve learned anything from the 2012 race, it’s that American politics have gotten way out of our control. Our guest Tom Engelhardt says that, like our sodas and our military, our elections have become “supersized.” Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a stop at Millie's to talk with voters before attending a fundraising event in Nantucket, Mass. August 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 29, 2012

Tom Englehardt looks at the political landscape and asks: How big can one election get? Continue reading

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March 16, 2012 | Blog

Author Barbara Ehrenreich says poverty’s not a cultural aberration — it’s simply a shortage of money. Continue reading