April 30, 2009 The release of so-called torture memos and the political aftermath suggest that the issue won't go away anytime soon, says NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr. Rather, it will continue to demand the Obama administration's attention despite the president's expressed desire to look forward rather than backward.
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April 30, 2009 It's somewhat outrageous for real conservatives not to be outraged by all this. Conservatism has never been, and should not become now, the pro-torture movement.
April 30, 2009 Holbrooke exemplifies the degree to which Obama's special envoys operate in a parallel diplomatic network.
April 30, 2009 The California Nurses Association makes a smart call for suspending insurance co-pays and fees that reduce access to care.
April 30, 2009 A theory of racial politics that shed light on last year's U.S. presidential election could perhaps have been used to better effect by a new opposition party in South Africa.
April 30, 2009 These days, TV is filled with raunchy ads and shows targeting teens. When nothing is off-limits, when nothing is sacred, when nothing offends, then nothing is, well, sacred. Who wants a world where nothing is sacred?
April 29, 2009 Texas Gov. Rick Perry's threat of secession earlier this month made many a commentator say, "Go ahead." But Eyder Peralta argues that the same independence that makes us laugh is also what makes us uniquely American.
April 29, 2009 In announcing his switch to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, the maverick Pennsylvanian was doing more than trying to save a political career jeopardized by the increasing conservatism of the Republican Party. He was also ratifying a decisive shift in American politics.
April 29, 2009 Senator Specter's decision to switch party affiliation is an unfortunate one, not just for the Republican Party but also for American foreign policy.
April 29, 2009 Did Joe Scarborough say that he might switch parties too if he were still a working pol? Neither party really has that vision thing — and the GOP especially — so it's all flexible.
April 29, 2009 Foreign Policy: The economic crisis has spawned a resurgence of interest in Karl Marx. Worldwide sales of Das Kapital have shot up (one lone German publisher sold thousands of copies in 2008, compared with 100 the year before), a measure of a crisis so broad in scope and devastation that it has global capitalism—and its high priests—in an ideological tailspin.
April 29, 2009 Like it or not, the president is about to confront civil rights. Partner content from The New Republic.
April 29, 2009 The Obama administration is giving mixed signals on global warming: claiming the right to regulate greenhouse gases but also expecting Congress to rewrite climate change regulations. Partner content from The Nation.
April 28, 2009 Arlen Specter has made the right decision to win reelection right now; the problem is, he doesn't face the voters right now. Partner content from National Review Online.
April 28, 2009 Pennsylvania Democrats need Specter anymore. Commentator David Faris says Specter switching parties is like when your buddy disappears for months with a new girlfriend, and then calling you when he's got nothing better to do.
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