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Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Accused of ‘Terrorism’

British authorities suspect David Miranda of a terrorist act because they say he carried documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden; Obamacare is merely feeding Wall Street more of Americans’ money; meanwhile, President Obama has cracked down on pot. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Can Gays Help Save Marriage?

The rapid evolution of attitudes toward gay marriage is a wonder to behold. On few issues has public opinion moved as quickly or decisively. Many who are against the formal recognition of homosexual unions are now resigned to the reality they will eventually become commonplace.

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GOP and the Tide of Public Opinion

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Why Politicians Listen to Public Opinion on Gay Marriage and Guns but Not the Economy

Recent polls show Americans would rather reduce the deficit by raising taxes than by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education and transportation. Yet Congress seems incapable of making that kind of deal. Some 65 percent of Americans want to raise taxes on large corporations, but both parties are heading in precisely the opposite direction.

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Strikes Trash Sarkozy’s Popularity

As French President Nicolas Sarkozy tries to push through a reform plan to increase the retirement age, protests and strikes have wreaked havoc on the country and sent Sarkozy’s approval rating into a tailspin.

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Scattered Violence Kills 21 in Afghanistan

At a point when news from the Afghanistan war seems to be at its worst ever—low public support in the U.S., record-level casualties and falling confidence in NATO’s mission—new bad news tells of at least 21 people being killed, including U.S. troops, children and Afghan security force members, in a span of only 48 hours.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010 READ MORE


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Six in 10 Against Afghan War

The shelf life of the war in Afghanistan seems to be nearing expiration, with roughly four in 10 Americans now backing the nine-year effort, a decline in support that echoes the fact that eight in 10 believe the conditions in Afghanistan will remain the same or worsen over the next year.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 READ MORE


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Bush’s PR Blitz Fails to Move a Disapproving Public

Despite his 11th-hour bid to tilt the public approval meter slightly in his direction and put a good word in about his own legacy (see farewell address), outgoing President Bush has been slapped back by an apparently unimpressed public, as demonstrated by a recent New York Times/CBS News poll.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009 READ MORE


Poll: Economy Gets Nine Thumbs Down

A poll by The Washington Post-ABC News reports that nine in 10 Americans rate the economy negatively, with a majority of those polled believing it to be in “poor” shape. Support of the U.S. war in Iraq is also down, with six in 10 Americans rejecting the administration’s argument that the conflict is an effective defense against terrorism.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 READ MORE


The Bigots Are Coming! The Bigots Are Coming!

Massachusetts is once again leading the nation against the forces of tyranny. The state that radically approved same-sex unions to the apparent horror of the rest of the country now finds itself increasingly in the mainstream of public opinion.

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Kucinich on the State of the Union

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast. | podcast

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