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Drowning Our Sorrows, Lifting a Glass to Obama  

Drowning Our Sorrows, Lifting a Glass to Obama
By Patricia Williams, The Nation
We'll all sober up after inauguration day, but meanwhile let's enjoy some fizzy relief over George W. Bush's departure and a changing of the guard. Read more »

Hey Obama, Try an Inauguration Speech That Offers Some Real Hope for Change  

Hey Obama, Try an Inauguration Speech That Offers Some Real Hope for Change

Barack Obama was elected on a promise of change. Here's a speech offering hope for our economic, social, and environmental future. Read more »

As Obama Models Himself on Lincoln, a Closer Look at the 16th President's Views on Race  

As Obama Models Himself on Lincoln, a Closer Look at the 16th President's Views on Race

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. explores popular misconceptions about Lincoln, and the real reasons he launched the Civil War. Read more »

Obama's Team Signals It's Taking the Taxpayer Ripoff Route to Saving Our Financial System  

Obama's Team Signals It's Taking the Taxpayer Ripoff Route to Saving Our Financial System

Obama's team is talking a whole new economic voodoo: the belief that by performing elaborate financial rituals we can keep dead banks walking. Read more »

Migrant Worker at Inaugural Ball Shares the Gliteratti's Hopes for Obama  

Migrant Worker at Inaugural Ball Shares the Gliteratti's Hopes for Obama

Despite the disparities between her and the party-goers around her, one cleaner feels a sense of unity around Obama's presidency. Read more »

8 Dumb Things George Bush Has Said About the Environment  

8 Dumb Things George Bush Has Said About the Environment

Not only has his environmental policy been dismal, but some of his rhetoric is downright Dan Quayle-ish. Read more »

War Crime Trials for Bush? Try Fat Fees on the Speaking Circuit  

War Crime Trials for Bush? Try Fat Fees on the Speaking Circuit

He's the most loathed political figure since the advent of public opinion polling, but Bush is set to rake in big bucks on the rubber-chicken circuit. Read more »

Obama Has the Chance To Be Another FDR -- He Can End the Era of Marijuana Prohibition  

Obama Has the Chance To Be Another FDR -- He Can End the Era of Marijuana Prohibition

As FDR did in 1933, Obama must now help end an utterly failed, socially destructive, reactionary crusade against marijuana. Read more »

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Bush Won't Pardon Libby  

Bush Won't Pardon Libby

The right-wing has been mounting a fierce campaign to secure a pardon for Libby. Looks like it didn't work. Read more »

Bill Moyers Volleys Back at Foxman's 'Reprehensible' Smear Tactics on Gaza  

Bill Moyers Volleys Back at Foxman's 'Reprehensible' Smear Tactics on Gaza

Moyers' eloquent essay willfully misunderstood by the head of the Anti-Defamation League to score a cheap point. Moyers fires back. Read more »

Bush Commutes the Sentences of Border Patrol Guards Who Shot Unarmed Man  

Bush Commutes the Sentences of Border Patrol Guards Who Shot Unarmed Man

Of all of Bush's end-of-presidency clemency decisions, this is easily the biggest. Read more »

Biased Media: HBO Didn't Air Bishop Robinson's Invocation (But We've Got It)  

Biased Media: HBO Didn't Air Bishop Robinson's Invocation (But We've Got It)

Remember, this was the supposed salve on the wound to the LGBT community for the upcoming high-profile appearance of Rick Warren. Read more »

 

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