Charles Davis

Charles Davis has covered Congress for NPR and Pacifica stations across the country, and freelanced for the international news wire Inter Press Service, primarily covering U.S. policy toward Latin America and the war on drugs in particular. He has also worked as a researcher for Michael Moore on his movie Capitalism: A Love Story. He may be contacted at davis.charles84 (at) gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:47pm
The Congressional 'Supercommittee': Debt Panel or Death Panel?
When it comes to government handouts, there's no bigger welfare queens than the Pentagon and the legions of mercenaries and weapons manufacturers profiting from America's half-dozen ongoing wars and its global empire of military bases. In fact, more than half of U.S.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:06pm
Iraq Withdrawal? Don’t Take It to the Bank
Since coming to Washington, Barack Obama has won a Nobel Prize for Peace, but he hasn't been much of a peacemaker. Instead, he has doubled down on his predecessor's wars while launching blatantly illegal ones of his own. But, as his supporters would be quick to point out, at least he's standing by his pledge to bring the troops home from Iraq. Right?
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 8:48am
Enormous Cuts in Military Spending? Read the Fine Print
In this age of austerity, all the politicians are talking about the need for spending cuts. But when it comes to shared burdens and slashed budgets, don't expect the Pentagon to start holding bake sales, despite what you may have heard about reductions to its obscenely bloated funding.
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Friday, July 22, 2011 - 9:58am
It Starts with an 'F' But It Ain't 'Freedom'
In economics, like in war, the best propagandists prefer the language of euphemism to straightforward, ignoble fact, the latest in obfuscatory jargon to the jarring reality of truth. Why, that's not a dead mother whose children are uncontrollably weeping over her corpse as we speak, that's collateral damage; that's not a fraudulent investment that turned out bad for some rich banker who may, god forbid, have to cancel his daughter's private tennis lessons with Anna Kournikova, that's a toxic asset.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 3:36pm
Obama Loses His 'Constitutional Law Professor Hat'
As a candidate for president, Barack Obama was a Distinguished Constitutional Scholar. As a president waging an illegal war, he's just some guy who, gosh, isn't really in a position to talk about that complex document he took an oath to uphold and defend.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 8:56am
Needed: An Antiwar Movement That Puts Peace Over Politicians
After campaigning as the candidate of change, the man awarded a Nobel Prize for peace has given the world nothing but more war. Yet despite Barack Obama's continuation – nay, escalation – of the worst aspects of George W. Bush's foreign policy, including his very own illegal war in Libya, you’d be hard-pressed to find the large-scale protests and outrage from the liberal establishment that characterized his predecessor's reign (and only seems to pop up when a Republican's the one dropping the bombs).
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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 7:46am
Obama Should Follow His Own Advice on the 'Moral Force' of Non-Violence
Given that President Obama daily authorizes the firing of hellfire missiles and the dropping of cluster bombs in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, it was awful odd seeing him wax eloquent this week about the “moral force of non-violence” in places like Egypt and Tunisia.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 8:53am
Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work
Death and taxes are the only certainties in life. And these days, they go hand in hand.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:14am
Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0
His lines may be better delivered, but Barack Obama is sounding – and acting – more like the heir to George W.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 3:01pm
Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs
When all you have are bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya’s dictator with the weapons he's been using against the people, all the international community – France, Britain and the United States – has to offer the people of Libya is more bombs, this time dropped from the sky rather than delivered in a box to Muammar Gaddafi's palace.
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