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Only Conservatives Can End the Death Penalty

Forgive me, fellow liberals, but we’re not going to be the ones who lead this fight.

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman, our Truthdigger of the Week, took her “Democracy Now!” camera and crew to Georgia for what turned out to be a marathon examination of the emotional events leading up to the execution of Troy Davis.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 READ MORE

Obama-Biden Transition Project

Two Heads of One Political Monster

By now, probably everyone reading this is already sick of America’s quadrennial political spectacle—the one in which politicians and media outlets ask us to believe that there remain vast differences between our two political parties.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE

Marie Aschehoug-Clauteaux (CC-BY-ND)

‘Probably’ Isn’t Good Enough

The Troy Davis case makes a compelling case against the death penalty—but not because it is exceptional. On the contrary, it’s fairly ordinary.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Charles Dharapak

Murder Is Good Politics, Bad Justice

In my own experience as a journalist covering this issue, the vast majority of politicians who defend capital punishment do so out of rank opportunism.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE

When Socialism Saves Capitalism

Have you noticed that one of the Obama administration’s most successful programs is also its most “socialist” initiative?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE

America the Passive

Democrats should be building statues of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, or at least giving away copies of her new book, "A Governor’s Story."

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE

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No End in Sight for a Family’s Agonizing Guessing Game

Relatives of a paratrooper fear they will never know why the 19-year-old woman was stabbed to death, even though one Army court-martial has been held and another is about to begin.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

AP / John Minchillo

99 Percenters Occupy Wall Street

If 2,000 tea party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

Laurent Gauthier (CC-BY)

Strauss-Kahn and His Paris Reception

Mr. Strauss-Kahn is a dead parrot. He has no political future but does not yet seem to understand this.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

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