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Democratic victories on economic issues trail social progress

04/14/13 02:45PM

On Sunday's Up w/ Steve Kornacki, the panel took a long look at taxes, the pitfalls of austerity, and the disconnect between Democratic party's "social progressivism and economic stand-pattism," as guest Rep. Jerry Nadler said. There has been a massive shift in Democratic support for social issues like gay marriage, the panel argued, even as Democrats have moved closer to Republicans on financial issues. read more

A guard opens the gate at the entrance to Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in this file photo taken March 5, 2013. Pretrial hearings in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals have been delayed to address...

Hunger strike at Gitmo: 'We are dying a slow death here'

04/13/13 11:20AM

I’ve just returned from Guantanamo, where my clients and a majority of the other 166 men there have been on hunger strike for over two months. Most of them have been cleared for release or will never be charged. But the Obama administration has refused to send them home. I met with men who are weak and have lost between 30 and 40 pounds. They told me of other men who are skeletal and barely moving, who have coughed up blood, passed out, and one who tried to hang himself. read more

2016: A new era for women

2016: A new era for women

04/13/13 09:22AM

Democratic State Senator Nina Turner of Ohio, Salon’s Rebecca Traister, The Black Institute’s Bertha Lewis, and Republican Congresswoman from New York Nan... watch

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