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Maya Schenwar: Taking On Disgusting Politics

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 6:06 pm | Maya Schenwar

In his 1993 treatise "Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do," Paul Cameron, the firebrand founder of the anti-gay Family Research Institute, revealed the "horror story" of "fecal sex." Cameron claimed that "80 percent of gays" ingest "medically ... More >>

The Fall of the Presidential Pardon

Friday, 3 April 2009, 10:51 am | Maya Schenwar

In the last throes of the Bush presidency, reporters and citizens alike waited restlessly for the announcement that many were sure would come: the long list of pardons for administration officials at risk of prosecution, GOP pols mired in scandal (hello, ... More >>

"Life of Brian" Resurrected in Welsh Town

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 12:25 pm | Maya Schenwar

The historic town of Aberystwyth, Wales, was founded in 1109 on a land grant from King Henry I, conquered by Prince Harry of England in 1408 and razed by Parliamentarian troops in 1649. It erected the first-ever Welsh Evangelical Church in the mid-20th ... More >>

Maya Schenwar: Two Wars, 400,000 VA Patients

Friday, 30 January 2009, 9:25 am | Maya Schenwar

As the number of veterans seeking health care continues to rise, the VA is straining to meet demands. More >>

Congress Aims to Take Back Constitutional Powers

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 9:42 am | Maya Schenwar

As America anticipates the official arrival of the Obama presidency on January 20, the power grabs and ballooning executive privileges of the Bush administration may seem far behind us. However, staving off the normalization of those abuses has remained ... More >>

Interview: Afghanistan - A Way Forward

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 10:30 am | Maya Schenwar

Last week, with President-elect Obama's blessing, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the beginning of a troop "surge" in Afghanistan. As the US embarks on a slow redeployment of troops away from the widely condemned occupation of Iraq - though ... More >>

In Final Days, Bush Pushes for Iraq's Oil

Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 3:31 pm | Maya Schenwar

As the Bush administration rumbles to an end, it is pushing with increasing urgency for a commitment to a long-term US presence in Iraq. Though the military aspect of this "commitment" has garnered substantial publicity, the administration is equally ... More >>

Bush Authorizes Record Defense Budget

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 1:56 pm | Maya Schenwar

Last week, Bush signed the 2009 Defense Authorization Act, allowing $611 billion to be spent this fiscal year on defense. Though the number was not a surprise - the money in the bill had already been appropriated over the last few months - this bill ... More >>

In Reversal, Democrats Shelve Iran Resolution

Friday, 10 October 2008, 12:43 am | Maya Schenwar

Falling from shoo-in status to widely rejected legislation within the space of four months, a resolution that would have opened the door for a naval blockade on Iran was officially shelved at the end of September, after several of its cosponsors withdrew ... More >>

Obama, McCain and the Truth About Taxes

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 12:21 am | Maya Schenwar

Unless you make more than $2.87 million per year, Barack Obama will not raise your taxes. In fact, he will probably cut them. More >>

Maya Schenwar: US-Iraq Agreement Leaked

Monday, 8 September 2008, 12:34 am | Maya Schenwar

A leaked version of last month's draft of the proposed US-Iraq status of forces agreement (SOFA) suggests that the Iraqi parliament may not be consulted before it is signed, despite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's promises to do so. The pact would ... More >>

Slavery Haunts America's Plantation Prisons

Friday, 29 August 2008, 10:42 am | Maya Schenwar

On an expanse of 18,000 acres of farmland, 59 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, long rows of men, mostly African-American, till the fields under the hot Louisiana sun. The men pick cotton, wheat, soybeans and corn. They work for pennies, literally. ... More >>

Some Prisoners Declared Innocent, but Not Free

Sunday, 17 August 2008, 6:06 pm | Maya Schenwar

Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox, convicted of murdering a prison guard with two other inmates, has spent the last 35 years in prison, most of it in solitary confinement. Last month, Woodfox's conviction was overturned by a federal judge. However, despite ... More >>

Former "Puppet" Iraqi PM Calls for US Withdrawal

Friday, 25 July 2008, 2:37 pm | Maya Schenwar

Dr. Ayad Allawi, the former interim Iraqi prime minister previously referred to even by US Congress members as a "Bush puppet," voiced his strong support for a US withdrawal timeline during a Wednesday Congressional hearing. More >>

Maya Schenwar: Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 1:32 pm | Maya Schenwar

Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced a new article of impeachment against President Bush in the House last Thursday. In a single, pointed resolution, he charged the president with lying to Congress about the presence of weapons of mass destruction ... More >>

Congress Funds Another Year of War

Saturday, 21 June 2008, 11:06 pm | Maya Schenwar

In a step that sealed the fate of Iraq war funding until next June, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve $162 billion for the occupation, with no strings attached. The vote follows a series of compromises and revisions over ... More >>

Iraqi Parliament's Push for Sovereignty

Thursday, 12 June 2008, 12:53 am | Maya Schenwar

Truthout discusses Iraq's future and the politics of US influence with two visiting Iraqi Parliamentarians. More >>

War Funding "Victory," Bizarro-Style

Saturday, 17 May 2008, 10:37 am | Maya Schenwar

Democratic leadership had a fail-safe plan to dole out all of Bush's funding requests for Iraq and Afghanistan, postponing any debate on the occupation until after Bush leaves office. At the last minute, it was thwarted - by Republicans. More >>

Women in the Running

Friday, 9 May 2008, 6:43 pm | Maya Schenwar

Whether or not we elect a female president this year, the US has a long way to go when it comes to political gender equality. More >>

Democrats May Push $172 Billion for War

Saturday, 26 April 2008, 11:18 am | Maya Schenwar

Bogged down by election concerns, will Democrats in Congress opt to give Bush more war funding than he asked for? More >>





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