Return of the Great Triangulator
By Robert Scheer — The sight of Bill Clinton back at the White House podium defending tax cuts for the super-rich was more a sick joke than a serious amplification of economic policy.
Since When Does Interpol Care About Women?
Laura Flanders points out that Interpol’s pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over sexual assault allegations is yet another example of women’s bodies serving ulterior political motives. Where is Interpol, Flanders asks, for the sexually assaulted women of the U.S. military or those in Haitian refugee camps?
Weeper of the House
By Ruth Marcus — The speaker got weepy. No, not her—him. The incoming House speaker, Ohio Republican John Boehner, turns out to be a veritable waterworks of emotion.
‘Assangination’: From Character Assassination to the Real Thing
By Amy Goodman — Despite being granted bail, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange remains imprisoned in London. Politicians and commentators, meanwhile, have been repeatedly calling for Assange to be killed.
Colonialism Still at Heart of Africa’s Problems
By William Pfaff — What do you call it when a country’s elites exploit its people and resources for profit abroad?
Obama’s Tax-Cut Plan for Dummies
From the “White House White Board” to Glenn Beck’s blackboard, it seems like everyone’s trying to spell out fundamental political concepts using methods usually reserved for elementary school teachers. Does this say something about their opinions of American voters?