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Lynne Glasner is a freelance writer/editor based in New York City. She has edited numerous books, fiction and nonfiction, many on political subjects. Her essays have appeared in Commondreams, MediaChannel.org, and Huffington Post as well as OpEd News.

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41 Articles, 21 Quick Links, 17 Comments, 11 Diaries, 0 Polls

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Nightmare in the City that Never Sleeps
(13 comments) Wrongful convictions are a lot more common than we like to think. Even when a judge says the defendant should be released "with apology," prosecutors don't want to admit to error. William Lopez is but one example.

Thursday, June 24, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Going Rogue in the Military: The McChrystal Strategy and Original Intent
(6 comments) An unwinnable war but a winnable narrative, however much invented, McChrystal is now on a path to align with his right-wing civilian comrades who will help him rewrite his own spotted history.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The State of the Union Is Frozen
(5 comments) The Union is divided and the President's enemies aren't going away. In fact, they're getting louder. Obama's freeze could turn out to be a meltdown, or even a bloodletting.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Accountability and the Maverick
McCain's concept of accountability is driven by his experience with the Keating Five. Will Attorney General Eric Holder turn out to be the real maverick?

Sunday, January 4, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Getting and Spending – Keeping the Faith in Government
(1 comments) Congress should start off their new session with a gesture that would show the public that their representatives are working for them, not against them: vote themselves a pay cut.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Crime and Punishment: Scholars Weigh In on the Bush Legacy
(2 comments) At a recent panel discussion, legal scholars explained how the Bush Administration can be prosecuted whether or not the President pardons anyone, including himself. If there is no accountability, the Bush legacy will include a perpetual lame duck Congress.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Keeping the Faith Extends to Prescription Drugs: Drugs, Sex But No Rock 'n Roll
(1 comments) Virginia pharmacy fills prescriptions for Viagra but refuses to fill prescriptions for contraception. The Right wants to take us back to the dark days before the legalization of abortion AND before the legalization of contraception.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Gotcha on Taxes and Other Campaign Labels
The McCain-Palin campaign try to make truthiness stick. Is the flat tax concept going to make a comeback?

Saturday, October 11, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain's Base: From Race Card to Mob Card
The politics of hate is back with a vengeance. The McCain campaign has avoided playing the race card, but they have skillfully exploited the mob card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Bush Reign of Terror
More evidence of the erosion of our civil liberties from the Republicans who talk about spreading freedom.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain Turns Bush Strategy into Campaign Tactic
McCain uses failed Bush strategies in his campaign.

Thursday, May 29, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Did McClellan Pave the Way for a Renewed Call for Impeachment?
(3 comments) Rather than continue to play the blame the press game, impeachment should be put back on the table with McClellan as first witness, with or without immunity.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Geraldo Blows in the Wind
(4 comments) Geraldo v. Colbert: Geraldo hits the panic button. Cry me a river; see Gerry run.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
McCain Enabled: The Grilling of the Press
The fallout from the New York Times piece on McCain's ties to the Vicki Iseman lobby assures that the press will continue its pattern of enabling John McCain.

Friday, October 19, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Harry and Louise vs. Harry and Sally
They've got what the rest of us want but at least 2 Democrats and 154 Republicans, compassionate conservatives all, are only interested in taking care of themselves.

Friday, May 18, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Which Bush Appointments Were Mistakes?
Back in the last presidential debate of 2004, Bush said that the only mistakes he made were in some of his appointments. Was that statement also a mistake?

Friday, April 27, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Revenge – American Style: What the Democratic Party Debate Tells Us about Strategy
(2 comments) Summary: the primitive concept of revenge is very much still with us and it has infused itself throughout the Republican Party.

Sunday, April 22, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who's Sorry Now? The Unapologetic President and His Apologetic Appointees
Summary: Apologies are part of the liar's poker that's a trademark for the Bush Administration: hold your cards close, keep raising the stakes, never admit anything, and never fold until it's absolutely apparent that there's absolutely no choice.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Connecting the Dots in Election Fraud
(1 comments) Election fraud is not the same as voter fraud, the cry of the Republican apologists who want us to think Bush and Gonzales were just trying to ensure clean elections when they dismissed the US prosecutors. Confusing voting fraud with election fraud is the intent and is part of the problem.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Dems Have Only Themselves to Blame (But We Have to Suffer the Consequences)
So long as the Democrats let Joe Lieberman blackmail them in maintaining majority status in the Senate, they will continue to be seen as weak-kneed.

Friday, March 16, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Another Fall Guy: The Plame Game Revisited
(4 comments) Friday's hearings reveal that the White House has a lot to hide but by the time the Supreme Court gets involved, Bush will probably be out of office.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Climate Change: Denial of Libby Lies Tries to Stem the Tide
The fallout from the Libby verdict is being carefully managed and the press once again is going along.

Sunday, December 3, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Uniter: The Peace Dividend Redux
The most amazing thing has happened: Bush has had his first real success. He is the uniter after all. Bush has finally united the country against the uniter himself, his lies, his double speak, his rotten policies that have created hate and dissention around the world, his incompetence, his cronies. Mission Accomplished.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cultural Exchange: Humiliation and the Scarlet G
We can tell ourselves that we have no cultural equivalent of the shame described as peculiarly Muslim, but it's not true. The battle being played out now may be just an attempt to ensure that we don't get fed another portion of the humble pie that was Vietnam. But by far, the biggest shame will be on American citizens if we do not vote out the amoral members of this government. VOTE.

Thursday, October 12, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Moving the Comma
Bush's characterization of Iraq as a comma reveals great hubris. With his credibility on the line, he attempts to inject some jocularity in yesterday's press conference. But it turns out that he proves himself to be the denier, not the decider. Is there a Brutus who will emerge to deny the Bush reality?

Monday, October 9, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Book Review: Screwed: The Undeclared War on the Middle Class by Thom Hartmann
"Screwed" could go a long way in educating the middle class about how they are voting against their own interests when voting for Republicans.

Friday, July 28, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Book Review: Unacceptable: The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina
This detailed account of the tragedy of hurricane Katrina, from a journalist who has experience in emergency management services, shows us how the greater tragedy lays in a government that can't respond to help it most vulnerable people. A postscript from the author warns us that nothing has changed in the year since the storm.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Book Review: Conservatives Without Conscience, by John W. Dean
John Dean, former White House counsel for President Nixon, dissects the contemporary conservative policy, exposing the common thread of authoritarianism that runs through it. This book is a wake-up call to the new silent majority and needs to be read by people across the political spectrum.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Middle East Tightrope: Parental Control Needed
We need an adult referee to force the warring parties to go into their corners and take a time out.

Thursday, July 13, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Silence of the Pig: On the Cusp of WWIII
As President Bush and Chancellor Merkel barbeque a boar, the Middle East is becoming a barbeque pit.

Thursday, June 15, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review: Armed Madhouse, by Greg Palast
Book Review: Armed Madhouse, by Greg Palast

Sunday, May 21, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review: Confessions of a Former Dittohead
Book Review: Confessions of a Former Dittohead, By Jim Derych This book sheds light on the Rush Limbaugh phenomena for those who already think he’s an idiot, but the pleasant surprise is that it also presents some incisive arguments that could be used in a sincere attempt to convert those who think he’s a hero.

Monday, May 8, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Review: Hostile Takeover-How Big Money & Corruption Conquered Our Government -and How We Take It Back, by David Sirota
(1 comments) Sirota does for his readers what Bush and his cohorts forgot to do for Iraq: plan not just for the assault but also for the aftermath. Sirota provides a revolutionary’s handbook of sorts—The Little Blue Book of How to Take Back Our Government, arming readers with the facts needed to counter the spin and a plan to fix it.

Thursday, April 20, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Torture from the Top
The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal once again claim no one could have predicted the torture scandals. But the consequences of instituting an evil system of punishment for our perceived enemies was a known known.

Monday, April 17, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Bush Jeopardy
As the questions in Bush’s Jeopardy game get harder, Bush may indeed have to answer to a higher power--the Republicans who are starting to worry about being in jeopardy.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Luck and the Trifecta of Politics
The public placed their bets on the ‘trust-me’ president, who gambled on long-shots with the country’s future. Like lottery players all over the country, they are still waiting for their lucky numbers to come in.

Monday, February 27, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cold War - Hot War: We’re in the Red
The Bush proposition that freedom from terrorism must be built through military muscle and diminishing freedoms is a slippery slope that blurs the line between democracy and tyranny.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who’s Amok?
The fight between the Bush Administration and the press is heating up with legal arguments closing in. Much will depend on the credibility of a weakened press and the ability of the media to defend its raison d’être.

Sunday, February 5, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Roll Over Karl Rove – That Dog Don’t Hunt
Predicitons of the Republican wild card - the foiled terror plot at the Super Bowl.

Monday, January 30, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Cloture Vote
Copy and paste this and contact all memebers of Congress.

Friday, January 27, 2006      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The New L Word
(1 comments) The negative spin of the Liberal label needs to be redirected to shine a light on the loopholes that allow cronies to legalize their crimes.