Tamsin Barber

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Second-Term Blues

Back in 2007, John Forti­er and I did a book called <i>Second-Term Blues</i> on how George W. Bush had gov­erned after his reelec­tion. John and I star­ted …

Elections

Gingrich: Most GOP Lawmakers Have 'Zero' Ideas On Health Care

Look your Republican member of Congress in the eye and ask, "What is your positive replacement for Obamacare?"<p>In most cases, says former House speaker and past Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich, "they will have zero answer."<p>At the Republican National Committee's summer meeting in …

From foster care into the sex trade

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>Lawmakers are trying to make sure teenage sex trafficking victims get social services instead of criminal records<p>Charlotte Silver<p>August 15, 2013 12:44pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Every year, federal and state governments pour millions of dollars into …

America’s new progressive revolution

<b>Bill de Blasio (Reuters/Keith Bedford)</b><p>In the nation’s finance capital, a candidate is running on fighting inequality — and voters are flocking to him<p>David Sirota<p>August 15, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>In the same week that has seen Wall Street aristocrats and Silicon Valley tycoons collude to buy the New …

OBAMA: We're Suspending Military Exercises With Egypt

President Barack Obama announced the cancellation of a biannual joint U.S.-Egypt military exercise, in a rebuke to Egypt's interim government.<p>Obama took a break from a vacation on Martha's Vineyard on Thursday announce the cancellation of the "Bright Star" exercises, a biennial series that began in …

Obama Condemns Egypt Violence, Cancels Military Exercise

No change in yearly aid to Egypt's military.

Obama Condemns Morsi, Interim Egyptian Government, but Makes No Mention of U.S. Aid

Pres­id­ent Obama on Thursday offered tough talk and a small — and per­haps sym­bol­ic — ac­tion to con­demn the blood­shed in the streets of Cairo, …

United Arab Emirates

Feminism can’t be just for white women

<b>Mikki Kendall</b><p>On social media, the voices of women of color are loud and clear. Will mainstream feminism listen?<p>Jamie Nesbitt Golden<p>August 15, 2013 3:34pm (UTC)<p>When blogger Mikki Kendall created #solidarityisforwhitewomen, she didn’t realize the trending topic would go global. Nor did she realize …

President Obama: 'The Egyptian People Deserve Better'

U.S. president urges Egyptian interim government to end its recently-enacted state of emergency.