Tag: obama administration
Charles Ornstein: As HealthCare.gov Rebounds, New Glitches Hit Medicaid EnrollmentsDecember 2013
Obamacare, like Goldilocks, needs enrollees to be neither too rich nor too poor, but just right.
Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of MannersDecember 2013
Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.
Tom Engelhardt: Mistaking Omniscience for OmnipotenceNovember 2013
In today’s global surveillance state, American moles aren’t spying for a foreign power, but for us.
Charles Ornstein: Why Health Insurance Cancellations Shouldn’t Be a SurpriseNovember 2013
An interview with health-care adviser Kip Piper.
Robert Reich: Lying About Corporate TaxesAugust 2013
The case for lowering corporate taxes relies on three major pieces of misinformation.
Katie Ryder: The Truth About Religious Freedom and the ACAFebruary 2013
Your right to swing your fist in religious practice ends when your fist reaches my nose, or uterus.
Stealing LibertiesSeptember 2012
Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler on why bad guys deserve rights, how small-town officials wield big-time power, and why Obama has been bad for the Constitution.
Alfred W. McCoy: Impunity at Home, Rendition AbroadAugust 2012
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
Laura Seay: Old Ideas for the New AfricaJune 2012
Obama’s “new” Africa policy prioritizes security over democracy. But the continent is changing rapidly, and U.S. policy needs to adapt–here’s why.
Roger D. Hodge: On Obama’s Shamelessness and How to Save Harper’sFebruary 2011
|Former editor of Harper’s Magazine Roger Hodge speaks about his former employer, John “Rick” MacArthur, the current state of Harper’s, and why Obama’s State of the Union was “appalling.”|
Ex-detainees allege US, Afghan abuse (video)June 2009
According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.
Staff Pick: Jordan HirschJune 2009
As the crisis in Iran has unfolded, one book has received numerous mentions across the blogosphere: Amir Taheri’s The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution.