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342 items by Julian Brookes

  • Tom Hayden on Port Huron at 50

    Tom Hayden on Port Huron at 50 | BLOG ENTRY

    In March 1962, a 22-year-old student journalist and activist named Tom Hayden sat down in his Manhattan apartment to begin work on an "agenda for a generation," a manifesto that would distil the fears and hopes and...

    July 30, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • Pot Legalization Is Coming

    Pot Legalization Is Coming | BLOG ENTRY

    At least some able-bodied Americans may soon be able to score a bag of weed legally without having to fake a knee injury. In November, voters in three states could approve ballot measures to legalize marijuana,...

    July 26, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy

    Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy | BLOG ENTRY

    If history is "one damned thing after another," the short history of 21st-Century America looks like one damned gigantic clusterfuck. First, and worst, national security and intelligence failures enabled the 9/11 terrorist attack, the largest mass murder...

    July 11, 2012 3:20 PM ET
  • War on Voting: New Hampshire Goes Over to the Dark Side, Michigan Next

    War on Voting: New Hampshire Goes Over to the Dark Side, Michigan Next | BLOG ENTRY

    State legislatures may be taking off for the summer, but the GOP's war on voting goes on. This afternoon, the New Hampshire Legislature successfully overrode Gov. John Lynch's veto of a voter ID law requiring voters to...

    June 27, 2012 1:16 PM ET
  • One More Reason to End the War on Drugs: It's Spreading HIV/AIDS

    One More Reason to End the War on Drugs: It's Spreading HIV/AIDS | BLOG ENTRY

    The war on drugs isn't just a huge, bloody, and counterproductive waste of money and lives. Turns out it's also the "main reason" HIV/AIDS is still spreading around the world.That's the blunt assessment of the...

    June 26, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Sucking Up to Voters: A Guide for Candidates

    Sucking Up to Voters: A Guide for Candidates | BLOG ENTRY

    The 2012 presidential election promises to be one of the closest ever – one of those rare cases where every vote really does count. That's why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are doing all they can ...

    June 22, 2012 1:11 PM ET
  • Chris Hayes & Co. Talk GOP Obstructionism in a Second Obama Term

    Chris Hayes & Co. Talk GOP Obstructionism in a Second Obama Term | BLOG ENTRY

    In The New Yorker last week, Ryan Lizza tried to envision what a second term for Obama would look like, and cited an incredible statement from David Plouffe: A divided Congress next term will not...

    June 17, 2012 3:05 PM ET
  • The Truth About Voter Fraud

    The Truth About Voter Fraud | BLOG ENTRY

    As we've reported at Rolling Stone, over the past few years Republicans in more than a dozen states have passed laws making it harder for voters -- in practice, overwhelmingly Democratic voters -- to cast ballots...

    June 12, 2012 12:28 PM ET
  • Report: Top Companies Say One Thing, Do Another on Climate Change

    Report: Top Companies Say One Thing, Do Another on Climate Change | BLOG ENTRY

    At the same time as they advertise their concerns about climate change or talk up their commitment to reducing carbon emissions, lots of top U.S. companies distort climate science in their public communications or otherwise help spread...

    May 31, 2012 1:22 PM ET
  • Taibbi on Spitzer: Wall Street Regulators Let the Big Guys Off Easy

    Taibbi on Spitzer: Wall Street Regulators Let the Big Guys Off Easy | BLOG ENTRY

    Matt Taibbi dropped by Eliot Spitzer's Current TV show, Viewpoint, last night to discuss the subject of his latest Taibblog post – how the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government's cop on the Wall Street beat, looks the...

    May 31, 2012 9:56 AM ET
  • Help Matt Taibbi Stand Up for Wall Street Reform

    Help Matt Taibbi Stand Up for Wall Street Reform | BLOG ENTRY

    Recently in Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi detailed how Wall Street lobbyists, with a big assist from congress and the White House, are rolling back the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Dodd-Frank, designed to rein in banking fraud...

    May 30, 2012 10:59 AM ET
  • Top Ten Lukewarm Romney Endorsements

    Top Ten Lukewarm Romney Endorsements | BLOG ENTRY

    Rudy Giuliani was full of praise for Mitt Romney on CNN over the weekend. But, even so, America's mayor couldn't resist contrasting his own record running New York to Romney's as Massachusetts governor. "He had a...

    May 29, 2012 3:11 PM ET
  • NASA's James Hansen Slams Obama for Failure to Lead on Climate

    NASA's James Hansen Slams Obama for Failure to Lead on Climate | BLOG ENTRY

    President Obama can't catch a break: Just when he gets right with the gays, the greens come after him. In today's New York Times NASA's leading climate scientist James Hansen takes the president to task for not...

    May 10, 2012 4:31 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart's Daily Show on the Fired-Up Youth Vote

    Jon Stewart's Daily Show on the Fired-Up Youth Vote | BLOG ENTRY

    In 2008 young voters were all about Obama – they got inspired, they volunteered, they even voted. What about this year? Not so much, judging from this report from The Daily Show's Al Madrigal. America's youth is...

    May 8, 2012 10:50 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's Mormon 'Problems'

    Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's Mormon 'Problems' | BLOG ENTRY

    Before Mitt Romney wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination, the, ahem, agents of intolerance on the Christian right weren't shy about basically calling him, by virtue of his Mormonism, a non-Christian cult member, and as such unfit...

    May 3, 2012 10:19 AM ET
  • Paul Krugman on How to Fix the Economy - and Why It's Easier Than You Think

    Paul Krugman on How to Fix the Economy - and Why It's Easier Than You Think | BLOG ENTRY

    Four years after the start of the Great Recession, nobody would mistake U.S. economy for a thrumming engine of growth, prosperity, and human flourishing. Sure, we're officially out of "recession." But the recovery is painfully slow and...

    May 2, 2012 1:55 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the Game of (Student) Loans

    Jon Stewart on the Game of (Student) Loans | BLOG ENTRY

    The youth vote is in play this election year, so let the pandering begin. Case in point: Nobody – nobody – wants to let the interest rates on student loans double. Not Obama, not Romney, not even...

    May 1, 2012 10:57 AM ET
  • Tim Dickinson on the Obama-Romney 'Cool Gap'

    Tim Dickinson on the Obama-Romney 'Cool Gap' | BLOG ENTRY

    Who's cooler: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Exactly. Next question...

    April 26, 2012 4:23 PM ET
  • The Koch Brothers – Exposed!

    The Koch Brothers – Exposed! | BLOG ENTRY

    If the Koch brothers didn't exist, the left would have to invent them. They're the plutocrats from central casting – oil-and-gas billionaires ready to buy any congressman, fund any lie, fight any law, bust any union, despoil...

    April 20, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the GOP's Mitt-Mania

    Jon Stewart on the GOP's Mitt-Mania | BLOG ENTRY

    The GOP is rallying around its presumptive candidate, noted Jon Stewart on last night's Daily Show. The excitement is palpable: excitement "that the process is over," excitement that whether you're liberal or conservative Romney "has been on...

    April 20, 2012 11:48 AM ET
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