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New articles added from the past week that discuss: Several of the most recent USSC decisions and why many conservatives are now at war with the Court, have we started another Cold War with Russia and China?, why the flotilla to Gaza was not in vain, the real story behind the Ft. Dix terror plot and how the FBI entraped their victims, how the GOP has become a haven for racists, and why the cultural wars will continue, plus lots more in Sounding Off. You might also ienjoy our large selection of progressive political humor, our interactive projects plus our free music downloads. --RJ Crane, editor

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The Real Story Behind the Fort Dix Five Terror Plot
By Murtaza Hussain and Razan Ghalayini
"Beyond the sensational headlines is the story of paid FBI informants with long criminal histories who spent a year working to befriend the brothers and enlist them as terrorists."

The right’s tortured Obamacare arguments get a Supreme Court smackdown: Inside the demise of the “Moops” doctrine
The Supreme Court ruled convincingly in favor of Obamacare's subsidies, and Republicans should be grateful

By Simon Maloy

The Supreme Court Saves Obamacare, Again
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Its core claim — that an ambiguous four-word phrase buried deep in the 900-page law eliminates health insurance for millions of lower-income Americans — was preposterous."

The Roberts Court’s Reality Check
By Linda Greenhouse

Why Republicans are determined to ignore the threat of right-wing extremism
The GOP is more than happy to rave about Islamic extremism — but refuse to acknowledge the homegrown variety

By Heather Digby Parton

A Refuge for Racists
By Timothy Egan
"For the many Republicans who believe in free markets, less government and the racial legacy of Lincoln, the question has to be asked: What do some of society’s worst elements see in their party?"

The Supreme Court Keeps the Fair Housing Law Effective
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Housing discrimination doesn’t have to be intentional to be illegal."

Go away, Mike Huckabee: The culture wars are over — and hate and the GOP lost
Republicans will continue to toss meat at the culture warriors hijacking their party -- and they'll keep losing

By Sean Illing

Scalia, Thomas & Alito have totally lost it: The complete and utter incoherence of the conservative Supreme Court justices
By BOB CESCA

A dramatic re-enactment of Scalia’s absurd marriage equality dissent — now with more “mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie!”
By MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you
By PATRICK L. SMITH
"As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, "

5 Iraq strategies that are guaranteed to fail
PETER VAN BUREN, TOMDISPATCH.COM
"In one form or another, the U.S. has been at war with Iraq since 1990, including a sort-of invasion in 1991 and a full-scale one in 2003. During that quarter-century,"

Donald Trump is even more of a monster than you think: Why his golf courses are environmental disasters
By LINDSAY ABRAMS

A Profound Ruling Delivers Justice on Gay Marriage
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

America’s health care system is still broken: Why single-payer is the only thing that will ever fix it
By ADAM GAFFNEY

The Price of Gay Marriage
By TIMOTHY STEWART-WINTER
"It is no accident that the one civil rights law that would likely apply to the greatest numbers of gays — a ban on discrimination in employment and housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity — continues to elude us."

These clowns will never give it up: Post-SCOTUS, GOP vows to get super serious about repealing Obamacare
By SIMON MALOY

President Obama on the Viability of Politics to Make Change
By Nancy LeTourneau

“The question is just when”: Max Blumenthal on war in the Gaza Strip’s past — and its future
By ELIAS ISQUITH
"But these wars are inevitable as long as Israel remains a Jewish state. As long as it remains a Jewish state, it has to maintain its artificial demographic majority through violent means; by warehousing people, by occupying and controlling them, or by excluding them as refugees."

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators
War's scary future will be led by machines, but require a moral framework. Do we have the foresight or standing?

By Wendell Wallach
"What remains undecided is whether robotic war machines will become fully autonomous. Will they pick their own targets and pull the trigger without the approval of a human?"

God is not on our side: The religious right’s big lie about the founding of America
By STEVEN K. GREEN
"Assertions of the nation’s religious origins and of divine providence behind the crafting of the governing instruments are especially popular among politicians. In fact, religious declarations by elected officials are so common today that they have become routine, if not banal."

Preventing a Space War
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Of all the places where conflict could erupt, space might seem the least likely, except in movies. But increasingly, it is becoming a contested environment posing new dangers."

Big business declares war on science: The secret story of the Chamber of Commerce’s battle against the environment, global warming action
Driven by a fervor for profit and an anti-government frenzy, the Chamber is a fighting force for the 1 percent

By Alyssa Katz

Schizophrenia may be the price of our humanity
BRET STETKA, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
"But at least one mental malady, while common in humans, seems to have spared other animals: schizophrenia, which affects an estimated 0.4 to 1 percent of adults."

Dark Money’s Deepening Power
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"President Obama is reported to be considering an important brake on the torrent of “dark money” already flooding the 2016 presidential campaign — an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their donations to political candidates."

GOP declares war on the Supreme Court: What’s really behind the reactionary plot against the judiciary
There's some serious conservative rage to be leveraged right now, and Ted Cruz is leading the pandering contest

By Jim Newell

They’ll never stop fighting the culture wars: Why the GOP won’t seize its “opportunity” to give up extremism
By JOAN WALSH

Donald Trump’s glorious comeuppance: America’s biggest buffoon is finally getting what he deserves
The billionaire was shown the door by NBC. Now his biggest platform is a nightmare reality show: The GOP primary

By Bob Cesca
"Trump is such a vile operator that any time the slightest misfortune crashes down upon his ridiculous clown wig, it’s perfectly acceptable and in fact constitutionally mandatory to bask in the warm glow of schadenfreude."

“Boycotts and divestments are not anti-Semitic”: Organized religion takes up the BDS fight
The BDS debate can no longer be dismissed as just a campus movement. Even the Vatican has recognized Palestine

By David Palumbo-Liu

The Confederate flag isn’t just a symbol: Why America’s emblems of hate matter — and their disappearance should be celebrated
By BRITTNEY COOPER

At the Supreme Court, a Win for Direct Democracy
By RICHARD H. PILDES
"So to uphold direct democracy as a constitutionally permissible tool for regulating elections, the court had to conclude that, when the Constitution uses the term 'legislature,' it does not (in its original formulation) permit the popular election of senators but does permit popular regulation of the election process. There is no easy answer, and that conundrum is what produced a legitimate 5-to-4 divide."

America is addicted to war: Terror, drugs and the existential threats that define us
By WILLIAM J. ASTORE, TOMDISPATCH.COM

Gov. Chris Christie’s Phony Truth-Telling
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Crew Of Aid Ship Headed For Gaza Kidnapped By Israeli Navy
"It's an act of kidnapping to take international citizens from international waters to a country not of their choice against their will."

By Sarah Lazare for Common Dreams

Victory for Democracy as Court Sides with Voters over 'Self-Dealing Legislators'
SCOTUS upholds 'the right of We the People to take redistricting out of secret backrooms run by politicians and into the public light of citizen-driven commissions.'

B yDeirdre Fulton, staff writer

It’s worse than gerrymandering: This is the reform we need to restore democracy, competitive elections
By DREW SPENCER AND ROB RICHIE
"The real culprit is the exclusive use of winner-take-all elections on today’s climate of fierce political polarization. Dividing a state into geographic districts can never be both fair and competitive."

The next Cold War is here: China, Russia and the ghosts of Dwight Eisenhower
By MICHAEL T. KLARE, TOMDISPATCH.COM

'While the Flotilla Didn't Make it to Gaza, Israel Didn't Win'
By Medea Benjamin

Israeli Navy Intercepts Ship in Flotilla Sailing Toward Gaza Strip
By DIAA HADID

Seattle on the Mediterranean
By Timothy Egan
"Seattle is farther north than Maine and Montreal, and yet, over the last month or so, it’s been hotter here than Athens, Rome or Los Angeles on many a day."

A Sensible Question for Gun Owners
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"California has some of the nation’s strongest gun safety laws, but one that requires citizens to supply a “good cause” for why they should be granted a license to carry concealed weapons in public is under challenge."

Jim Webb jumps in: Confederate flag supporter announces bid for the Democratic nomination
By SOPHIA TESFAYE

The Euro Intercepts
By Wiki Leaks

Trade in Services Agreement Wikileaks release
By Julian Assange

Why I Am On Gaza Freedom Flotilla 3
By Ann Wright

Neoliberals’ pity party: Why an emboldened liberalism has corporate Dems running scared
By ELIAS ISQUITH

The Nitwits Are in Charge
By Robert Parry

Green Jill Stein Is Fighting for Open Debates and Real Democracy
By John Nichols
"Dr. Jill Stein has some great ideas about how to create 'deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.'"

The GOP’s staggering Charleston cowardice: Why are so many Republicans so scared of admitting the truth?
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON
"And yet the mere possibility that someone inspired by ISIS might do exactly what Americans motivated by political grievance, social isolation, racist hatred, mental illness or some mixture of all of them do — with some frequency — strikes people as a fundamental threat to all we hold dear."

Pope Francis’s Unreserved Embrace of Animal Protection
By Wayne Pacelle, HSUS

White America is complicit: Charleston, Dylann Roof and the country’s real race war
By KALI HOLLOWAY, ALTERNET
"We are a country where mass shootings are weekly news, where gun violence is a fact of daily life, where there is a legacy of terror against black people and communities, where white racists have long targeted black churches, where African-American life is so devalued it can be taken with impunity."

UN report details massive Israeli war crimes in Gaza in 2014
By Abdus-Sattar Ghazali

Law and Symbolism at the Supreme Court
By Linda Greenhouse
"Who would have supposed that within days, the whole world would seem to be rallying around the cause of removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina capitol, a movement now spreading to Mississippi and to other Southern states that have clung too long to an image freshly soaked in blood."

NYT's Orwellian View of Ukraine
By Robert Parry
"Like the leaders of Orwell's Oceania, the Times has become increasingly heavy-handed in its propaganda."

Let that hateful flag fly: From George W. Bush to Lindsey Graham, a history of Republican support for the Confederate flag
By SOPHIA TESFAYE
"According to a 2011 Pew Research poll, just nine percent of Americans had a positive reaction to the Confederate flag. But while the ranks of stars-and-bars fans may be thin nationally, much of the modern Republican Party, defined as it is by white Southern support, cannot bring itself to condemn the symbol of racial apartheid."

Climate Change and Moral Responsibility
By BARTHOLOMEW and JUSTIN WELBY
"The greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet come from industrial activity that pollutes our air and water, and the temperature changes may lead to drought that brings malnutrition."

Fox News and the NRA are ill: “The gun rights people have been deceptive in using these incidents for their own benefit”
By WESLEY YIIN

Humans could be among the victims of sixth 'mass extinction', say scientists
posting on ibnlive.com
"The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warn, and humans could be among the first victims of the next extinction event."

Apologize for Slavery
By Timothy Egan
"The Confederate flag that still flies on the grounds of the Statehouse in South Carolina, cradle of the Civil War, is a reminder that the hatred behind the proclaimed right to own another human being has never left our shores."

Justice Kennedy on Solitary Confinement
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"While he agreed with the majority on the result, Mr. Kennedy wrote separately to address what has become one of his most pressing concerns: America’s broken criminal justice system in general, and prolonged solitary confinement in particular."

How Not to Respond to the Murders in Charleston
By ANDREW ROSENTHAL

The racist disease we never discuss: Dylann Roof, over-policing and the real story about safety in America
People of comfort get freedom and security. People of color and the poor get neither

By Corey Robin
"So long as the discussion is framed as one of protection, of safety and security, we won’t get beyond the society that produced Dylann Roof."

The Cost of Letting Young People Drift
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The crisis, in a nutshell, is the isolation of millions of young black and Latino men, who are disengaged from school, work and mainstream institutions generally."

Lift the Cuba Travel Ban
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The ban — the only travel prohibition American citizens are currently subjected to — never made sense, and it’s particularly misguided in an era of broadening engagement between the United States and Cuba."

White Supremacists Without Borders
By MORRIS DEES and J. RICHARD COHEN
"Americans tend to view attacks like the mass murder in Charleston as isolated hate crimes, the work of a deranged racist or group of zealots lashing out in anger, unconnected to a broader movement. This view we can no longer afford to indulge."

Take Down the Confederate Flag, Symbol of Hatred
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
"Only in later decades was the flag introduced — and steadily elevated in importance — to bolster the idea of white supremacy at moments when South Carolina’s Jim Crow-era government came under federal pressure to allow black citizens even nominal civil rights."

War Crimes and the Gaza War
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"Both sides were faulted, but much of the criticism was placed on Israel."

Skyrocketing Extinctions Put Humans at Risk
By ANNA NORTH
"Under their most conservative estimates, mammal species have gone extinct at 28 times the baseline rate since 1900, and amphibian species have gone extinct at 22 times the baseline."

My hatred of Authority, Along With My Loathing for the Pretensions, Heartlessness, and Sense of Entitlement of the Rich
By Chris Hedges
"The cocoon of wealth and privilege permits the rich to turn those around them into compliant and expendable workers, hangers-on, servants, and sycophants."

Who’s Speaking Up for the American Worker?
By BETH MACY

Fox News’ denial is pathological: Race, guns and the lies the network tells itself
In the wake of the Charleston massacre, the network is laboring to offer a coherent explanation for the shootings

By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters

America's Slave Empire
By Chris Hedges
"By refusing to work -- a tactic that would force prison authorities to hire compensated labor or to induce the prisoners to return to their jobs by paying a fair wage -- the neoslavery that defines the prison system can be broken."

“The face of racism today is not a slaveowner”: Eric Foner on the past and present of white supremacy
By ELIAS ISQUITH

All In
The Bush Family Goes for Number Three (With the Help of Its Bankers)

By Nomi Prins

All older articles that appeared in this section through December 31, 2012 can be found in our archives. Starting in 2013 we will no longer be archiving articles in this section.

Links to Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World cartoons

Links to Mark Fiore animations and other funny animations.

All of the past Bushspeak and Bushisms that we collected

Supreme Court Forces G.O.P. to Seek New Bogus Issues for 2016
satire by Andy Borowitz

Greece is the Word
cartoon by Nick Anderson

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Mouth
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Clown Car
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Rule of Law
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #258 - Adios, Señor Trump! Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Changing times in America
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

The true history of the Confederate flag
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

2015's summer blockbusters
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The right's SCOTUS outrage
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

White culture's thug youth
cartoon by Matt Bors

JEB!
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

SCALIA'S POETRY SLAM
animation by Mark Fiore

Republicans Fear Victory for Health Care Could Pave Way for Education, Environment
satire by Andy Borowitz

Number of G.O.P. Candidates Now Thirteen, Says C.D.C.
satire by Andy Borowitz

Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots
satire by Andy Borowitz

Marriage Equality
cartoon by Nick Anderson

A Gallery of Cartoons on Marriage Equality
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Obsession
cartoon by Nick Anderson

2016 Logos
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Confederate Battle Flag
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Pope Francis
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #257 - Outbreak Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Harmless bit 'o heritage
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Digital Rights Management Funnies
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Our national conversations
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Captains of industry speak
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Say it with me: terrorism
cartoon by Matt Bors

Blame the Flag
animation by Mark Fiore

Trump: Pope’s Call to Save Planet Masks Even More Reckless Call to Feed Poor
satire by Andy Borowitz

ISIS Confused by Trump’s Hotel Analogies
satire by Andy Borowitz

Scientists Believe They Have Isolated Gene for Failure
By Andy Borowitz

Flags
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Charleston
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Bird on a Wire
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Outsider
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Mixed Up…
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #256 - Don't Wave That Flag Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Pope politics
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Attention, subjects of the Corporatocracy
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Mission creep techniques
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Pretty in pain
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

2016 is a year when things will happen!
cartoon by Matt Bors

A confederacy of denial
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Defending the indefensible
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Gospel of Denial
animation by Mark Fiore

Dellavedova Breaks Arms, Legs, Neck; Will Play Game 4
satire by Andy Borowitz

LeBron Vows to Win Title After Rest of Team Disappears into Mysterious Vortex
satire by Andy Borowitz

Ready, Aim…
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Hastert Rule
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #255 - I Feel Gud Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Where guns belong
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Proper limits on the unbridled powers of cartoonists
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

The 2016 campaign carnival
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Fast track to oligarchy
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Black teens swimming, call SWAT
cartoon by Matt Bors

Troll wars
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Bush Spawn Returns
animation by Mark Fiore

Bush Sorry Patriot Act Repealed Before He Got Chance to Read It
satire by Andy Borowitz

N.S.A. Compensates for Loss of Surveillance Powers by Logging on to Facebook
satire by Andy Borowitz

McCain Urges Military Strikes Against FIFA
satire by Andy Borowitz

Louisiana Breaks Off Trade Relations with Ireland
satire by Andy Borowitz

Vanity Fair
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Perry for Prez
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Homeland Security
cartoon by Nick Anderson

After the Flood
cartoon by Nick Anderson

The Patriot Act
cartoon by Nick Anderson

FIFA Reelects Sepp Blatter
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Border Crossings
cartoon by Nick Anderson

A new(ish) dawn
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Aunt-Man!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

America's top sports cop
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Finally, an exoskeleton for Millennials!
cartoon by Matt Bors

Facetime fools
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Privacy talk
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Who Created ISIS?
animation by Mark Fiore

Pro-life, Boko Haram style
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Reasonable measures
cartoon by Matt Bors

The bad intelligence
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Mitch McConnell and Snuggly the Security Bear Beg to Spy
animation by Mark Fiore

Biker-Brawl Suspects Only Slightly Outnumber Republican Candidates
satire by Andy Borowitz

Isolated Incidents
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Twin Peaks
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Crutch City
cartoon by Nick Anderson

On Iraq: W.W.J.H.D.? (What Would Jeb Have Done?)
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

America's rapidly rising faiths
cartoon by Brian McFadden

The Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Biker Lives Matter
cartoon by Matt Bors

Critical reactions
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love
animation by Mark Fiore

Bush Says Iraq Question Unimportant Since He Clearly Will Never Be President
satire by Andy Borowitz

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
satire by Andy Borowitz

Full Disclosure
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Infrastucture
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Jeb Bush
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Inflatable
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Animal Nuz #251 - Jerb Bush Edition
cartoon by ericlewis0

Pet shopping with the Kochs
Cartoon by rebeccahendin

Super-Fun-Pak Comix
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Reality-based conspiracies
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Science for sale
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Swing vote secrets
cartoon by Matt Bors

The populist menace
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Obama Trades Transparency
animation by Mark Fiore

Desperate Residents of Austin Completely Surrounded by Texas
satire by Andy Borowitz

N.F.L. Sentences Brady to a Year with the Jets
satire by Andy Borowitz

Fiorina Has High Name Recognition Among Thousands She Fired
satire by Andy Borowitz

Ice Cream!
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Abstinence Only
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Be Prepared
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Local Control
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Muhammad Cartoons
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Good Morning Baltimore
cartoon by rebeccahendin

If boxing is the 'sweet science,' what are these sports?
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

A tale of two Baltimores
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Texas takeover
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

X-Race Specs
cartoon by Matt Bors

Responses to Baltimore
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Pam Geller’s Islamification
animation by Mark Fiore

 

"To me, the bottom line is this: If we move on now without fully documenting what occurred, without acknowledging the betrayal of our values, and without determining whether or not any laws have been broken, we cannot help but validate all that has gone on before. If we look at the Bush record and conclude that the book should simply be closed, we will be tacitly approving both the documented abuses and the additional misdeeds we will have chosen to leave uncovered." --Rep.John Conyers Chair of House Judiciary Committe, D-MI, January 3 1, 2009, Huffingtonpost.com

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