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Monday, June 1, 2009
Eyal Press
George Tiller: Casualty of the Culture Wars?
In the summer of 1993, a housewife from Grants Pass, Oregon, named Rachelle Ranae (Shelly) Shannon traveled to Wichita, Kansas, with a Bible and a .25-caliber pistol and shot George Tiller, a 51-year...
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Deepak Chopra
Can We Have Security without Fear?
The war of words between President Obama and Dick Cheney has exposed a rancorous divide over national security. Mr. Cheney states flatly that there is no middle ground on the issue. There is no such...
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Richard A. Clarke
Cheney and Rice Remember 9/11. I Do, Too.
Top officials from the Bush administration have hit upon a revealing new theme as they retrospectively justify their national security policies. Call it the White House 9/11 trauma defense.
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama's Support for the New Graham-Lieberman Secrecy Law
It was one thing when President Obama reversed himself last month by announcing that he would appeal the Second Circuit's ruling that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) compelled disclosure of...
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Charlie Clements
A Salvadoran Resurrection
SAN SALVADOR - At The Plaza Libertad today, inauguration day of President Mauricio Funes, I will be thinking back to Feb. 28, 1977, when security forces opened fire there on hundreds of unarmed...
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Robert Kuttner
Betting the Fed
In the banking panic of 1907, J. Pierpont Morgan personally organized a syndicate of financiers to provide $25 million to collapsing banks. It was this panic that finally persuaded Congress in 1913...
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Adam W. Parsons
Has the World Given Up on Sustainable Development?
In the first two weeks of May each year, diplomats from around the world gather at the United Nations to discuss the concept of ‘sustainable development'. It is a meeting that today attracts almost...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Is Halliburton Forgiven and Forgotten?
The Houstonian Hotel is an elegant, secluded resort set on an 18-acre wooded oasis in the heart of downtown Houston. Two weeks ago, David Lesar, CEO of the once notorious energy services corporation...
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Andy Worthington
Free The Guantánamo Uighurs!
On Friday, court-watchers received some deeply depressing news - 33 pages of unconstitutional hogwash directed at the Supreme Court by President Obama's Justice Department ( PDF ), in which no stone...
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Robert Parry
America's Political/Media Kabuki
Kabuki is defined as a highly stylized form of classical Japanese dance-drama in which actors often wear elaborate makeup and engage in precisely dictated movements, a useful metaphor for the current...
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Paul Krugman
Reagan Did It
"This bill is the most important legislation for financial institutions in the last 50 years. It provides a long-term solution for troubled thrift institutions. ... All in all, I think we hit the...
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Cristina Page
The Murder of Dr. Tiller, a Foreshadowing
For those who would like to think today's murder in church of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, is an isolated incident, here's the horrifying news: You are wrong. The pattern is clear and...
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Chris Hedges
War Is Sin
The crisis faced by combat veterans returning from war is not simply a profound struggle with trauma and alienation. It is often, for those who can slice through the suffering to self-awareness, an...
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Michael Moore
Goodbye, GM
I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled...
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