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Saturday, December 6, 2008
Christopher Brauchli
Lies and Deception George Bush Style
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual. - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr
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Marcus Raskin and Robert Spero
A Toast to President-Elect Barack Obama and the American People: We're Going to Need It!
Taking a Hard Look at the Metaphoric Glass You know you are in a perilous period in American history when the optimist and pessimist no longer vie with each other but eerily agree that the glass is...
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Jim Goodman
Food Is Different
Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations, not just because we need food to live, but because food connects us to our culture, our past and, whether we know it or not, our future. "Food...
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Bruce Friedrich
'Yes We Can' Create a Sane Food Policy in the US
Two extensive reports released in April indicate that our current method of devising food policy is broken and that the current system is doing tremendous harm in many areas, including those that are...
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Robert Fisk
Whenever I'm in Tajikistan, My Mobile Phone Says I'm in Dubai
I knew I was in Tajikistan this week when my Lebanese roaming mobile phone welcomed me to "Russia" on arrival at Dushanbe airport. Yup folks, Alpha Beirut really believed I was in Mr Putin's empire...
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Karen AbuZayd
Action, Not Words
As we approach the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , the steadily rising death toll in Gaza highlights the painful gap between its peaceful rhetoric and the desperate...
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Channapha Khamvongsa
Drawing the Future From the Past
The bombing was relentless. From 1964 to 1973, the United States dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos. That's a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years...
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