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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,, and Huffington Post as well as OpEd News.

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A small group of protestors gathered in front of the courthouse. Their message was clear but how many heard it?, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2015
Inside Out: How Many Innocent People Are Inside? Prosecutorial misconduct undermines the fundamental principles of a democracy. Although there are citizen groups actively fighting to restore balance to the system, the corruption is so deeply entrenched that it may be too late.
Jeffrey Deskovic (right), founder of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, meets with exoneree William Lopez (left) after being released from prison in January., From ImagesAttr
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Nightmare in the City that Never Sleeps 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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 24, 2010
Going Rogue in the Military: The McChrystal Strategy and Original Intent 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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The State of the Union Is Frozen 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 4, 2009
Getting and Spending – Keeping the Faith in Government 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Crime and Punishment: Scholars Weigh In on the Bush Legacy 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Keeping the Faith Extends to Prescription Drugs: Drugs, Sex But No Rock 'n Roll 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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 11, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Bush Reign of Terror More evidence of the erosion of our civil liberties from the Republicans who talk about spreading freedom.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
McCain Turns Bush Strategy into Campaign Tactic McCain uses failed Bush strategies in his campaign.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 29, 2008
Did McClellan Pave the Way for a Renewed Call for Impeachment? 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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Geraldo Blows in the Wind Geraldo v. Colbert: Geraldo hits the panic button. Cry me a river; see Gerry run.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 4, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 19, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2007
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?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2007
Revenge – American Style: What the Democratic Party Debate Tells Us about Strategy Summary: the primitive concept of revenge is very much still with us and it has infused itself throughout the Republican Party.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Connecting the Dots in Election Fraud 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.

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