Judith Apter Klinghoffer: Obama is using Chicago-style strong-arm techniques at home, while kowtowing to kings and dictators abroad. To forestall big Democratic loses in the 2010 elections, he will have to reverse tactics.
Sasha Buchert and Coral Feigin: SB 310 would make it possible for trans people in custody to file for a legal name and/or gender marker change on their identification documents and would ensure that they are recognized as such while incarcerated.
William J. Astore: Nowadays, most people admit Iraq had no active WMD programs in 2002 and that the mission wasn’t accomplished in 2003, but the success of the surge in 2007 is still being sold as truth
Treva Brandon Scharf: You’d think bleak thoughts and fearing the worst would be counterproductive when it comes to health and wellness, but as studies show, negative thinking can work in your favor.