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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
The Mission of the Beltway Journalist
Earlier this week, I wrote :
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Frida Berrigan
Why the Pentagon Can't Put America Back to Work
"Shovel-ready." It's the magic incantation to fix our economic woes. Many states and federal agencies have already gone from scouring their budgets for things to cut to green-lighting construction...
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Richard Falk
Israel's War Crimes
For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948 the government is facing serious allegations of war crimes from respected public figures throughout the world. Even the secretary general...
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Sahar Shafqat
Marching for Democracy in Pakistan
Imagine this scenario: What if a U.S. president, in blatant contravention of the U.S. Constitution, fired every Supreme Court justice because he didn't like their decisions, and filled the court...
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John F. Wasik
No Reason to Demonize US Single-Payer Health
It's time to stop kicking sand in the face of single-payer health care. It may be the strongest solution around to insure every American at a lower cost. After decades of industry campaigns against...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Afghanistan: Hearings Not Escalation
Despite what most of the mainstream media would have you believe, a recent CBS News/New York Times poll revealed that more Americans want troop levels in Afghanistan to remain the same or decrease...
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Karen Greenberg
Guantánamo's Faceless Victims
When Binyam Mohamed set foot last week onto British soil after seven excruciating years of imprisonment in Pakistan, Morocco and Guantánamo Bay , Cuba, he left the airport with his hand shielding his...
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Sonni Efron
World hunger, the Crisis Inside the Economic Crisis
The economic crisis has now spread from Wall Street to Main Street to the places where there are no streets. In slums and shacks around the world, hunger is gnawing again as job opportunities shrink...
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Scott Ritter
Barack Obama, Meet Team B
President Obama received a lesson in international gamesmanship last week, when his secret offer to trade the deployment of a controversial missile defense system in Eastern Europe for Russian...
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Jim Hightower
Fighting Back in America's 30-Year Class War
David Brooks was upset. You can tell when this conservative and rather-professorial columnist for The New York Times gets upset, because his words almost sag with disappointment - you can practically...
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Robert Kuttner
Surviving the Great Collapse
This economic crisis doesn't have to be a second Great Depression - if government does nearly everything right, and soon. But if government doesn't do more, and fast, this could be worse than the...
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Mark Weisbrot
Who is America to Judge?
The US state department's annual human rights report got an unusual amount of criticism this year. This time the centre-left coalition government of Chile was notable in joining other countries such...
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Greg Kaufmann
DC Voting Rights Debacle
Last week, twenty-two Democrats failed to muster the courage of Republican Senator Richard Lugar and vote against a draconian gun amendment that had no business being attached to a voting rights bill.
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Robert C. Koehler
Reversing the Cycle of Violence
So much experience in the room, so much wisdom, so much. . . concentrated hope. Poke at it slightly and the truth comes out, in brief, quick anecdotes:
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