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Jane Hamsher

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Jane is the founder of firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC. Subscribe in a reader

Another Reminder of How Stupid Lifetime Judicial Terms Are

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:20 pm

I find the idea of any unelected individual having over half a century of incredible influence deeply disturbing. I want neither Ginsburg or Antonin Scalia to have that level of power. This is why basically every other democracy on earth doesn’t use the idiotic idea of lifetime appointments for judges. They tend to use either one very long set term or a firm retirement age. At least that way a Supreme Court justices is effectively removed from the process of determining their replacement.

Obama Tells UN General Assembly ‘The Cause Of Empire Leads To The Graveyard’

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:07 pm

In what may be one of the most well publicized acts of cognitive dissonance in history US President Barack Obama, leader of the most powerful empire in the world, told the United Nations General Assembly that “the cause of empire leads to the graveyard.”

Another Poll Points to Trouble for Medical Marijuana in Florida

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:03 pm

It is going to be a close fight to see if Florida approves medical marijuana this November. Another poll shows that Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions, in potentially in danger of losing.

Chelsea Manning Sues Pentagon for Denying Her ‘Urgently-Needed’ Medical Care for Gender Dysphoria

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:55 am

Chelsea Manning has filed a lawsuit against the United States Defense Department and the Department of the Army for denying her medical care for her gender dysphoria. It seeks a preliminary injunction requiring the Pentagon to provide “clinically appropriate treatment.”

Facebook And Google To Leave ALEC Over Climate Denialism

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:50 am

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC’s position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, “literally lying” about climate change.

Californians Plan to Vote Overwhelmingly for Criminal Justice Reform and Reducing Prison Sentences

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:45 am

The people of California are planning to vote overwhelmingly to change how several minor offenses are treated under the criminal justice system. According to a new PPIC poll, 62 percent of likely voters are planning on supporting Proposition 47 while only 25 percent plan to vote against the measure. The measure is supported by Democrats, Independents and Republicans.

Ray Maxwell, Whistleblowers, Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:40 am

Ray Maxwell has a helluva story: Hillary Clinton’s most senior aides participated in a Benghazi cover-up. Maxwell says he knows because he was there.

Proving or disproving his allegations will be an uncertain thing. One thing that is certain is that people will claim he is nothing more than a disgruntled employee with an agenda. I don’t think so. Because once I was also there.

Obama’s War In Syria Finding Few Supporters

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 7:35 am

Despite rhetoric that invoked terrorism and threats to the “homeland,” President Barack Obama has found little support for his unilateral decision to enter America into a war in Syria. Either the magic of saying “terrorism” has worn off or the public just does not believe this president when he says it. Regardless, the bombing in Syria has led to traditional war cheerleaders to stay silent or even voice opposition.

Over Easy: Ebola Best and Worst-Case Scenarios

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 6:38 am

On Tuesday, the CDC issued a report based on an epidemiological model, that projected a top-range (worst-case) estimate of Ebola cases in West Africa- what the number could reach – by January 20, 2015 – as well as a best-case scenario.

A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:27 pm

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism.

With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance.

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