Cynthia Adams

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Dick Cheney’s dark legacy: It’s his world, we’re just living in it

<b>Dick Cheney (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>Torture, secrecy, military adventurism. Dick Cheney, more than anyone else, set the course for America after 9/11<p>Mark Danner<p>February 11, 2014 2:02pm (UTC)<p>This essay appears in the March 6th issue of the New York Review of Books. It was originally posted at …

Howard Dean might run for president again

Credit: Alternet.org<p>Former presidential candidate and one-time hype man <b>Howard Dean</b> is not necessarily out of the question for 2016.<p>From an Associated Press report on the “fresh start” <b>Hillary Clinton</b> will need with Democratic voters:<p>Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who sought the party’s …

Obama pressured over drone policy amid reports US citizen targeted

The Obama administration came under renewed pressure to disclose the legal grounds for its drone programme on Monday, amid reports that another US citizen accused of plotting attacks against Americans for al-Qaida overseas is to be assassinated.<p>Legal experts and civil liberties campaigners urged …

Unequal enforcement of “morality clauses” scrutinized after Catholic school fires teacher for becoming pregnant

“The majority of sins do not present themselves with hairy palms, growing noses, crossed eyes, or anything else”<p>A Catholic school teacher who had been hailed by her principal as an "excellent teacher" was dismissed after her pregnancy was reported to the school.<p>Shaela Evenson is not married, and …

3 Takeaways From the Hillary Papers

After Diane Blair died in 2000, the prominent University of Arkansas political-science professor’s papers were archived at the school she had called …

Chuck Schumer Is Trying To Call The GOP's Bluff On Immigration, But There's A Big Flaw In His Plan

On "Meet the Press," Schumer tried to call Republicans' bluff on the issue. His suggestion: Pass a bill now, but don't implement it until 2017. This came in response to House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans, who said last week that they cannot entrust President Barack Obama with …

Republicans to America: 'Work, Moochers!'

Conservatives are attacking the Affordable Care Act by defining "work" as wage labor, and condemning anyone who chooses to step away from the …

5 “entitlements” for the wealthy that make things worse for everyone else

From $1 trillion in subsidies to a tax system rigged in their favor, the rich are getting a bargain at our expense<p>The word 'entitlement' is ambiguous. For working people it means "earned benefits." For the rich, the concept of entitlement is compatible with the Merriam-Webster definition: "The …