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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Jeff Biggers
Top Ten List on Why President Obama Must Visit Appalachia and Launch War for Green Jobs
(Bloggers across the nation are making a joint request this Sunday: It is time for President Barack Obama and CEQ chief Nancy Sutley to make their FIRST visit to a mountaintop removal moonscape and...
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Jeff Kingston
When in War, Why Bomb the Innocent?
BOMBING CIVILIANS: A Twentieth Century History . Edited by Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn Young. New York: The New Press, 2009, 291 pp. $30 (cloth) How one feels about what one is reading can differ...
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Dr. Bruce Tschantz
No Reason for Secrecy of Ash Sites
The federal government's recent decision to restrict public disclosure of the locations of the 44 coal ash storage sites classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as being potentially...
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Alice Rothchild
An Honest Conversation
The current crisis over the electoral process raging in Iran and the recent foreign policy speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his jarring visit with President Barak Obama...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Iron Triangle
When I read about the Defense Department's plans for my future security, why do I feel so insecure?
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Danny Schechter
The Crime of Our Time: Bernie Madoff To Be Sentenced Next Week
"indeed " adverb 1 used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested : it was not expected to last long, and indeed it took less than three weeks | "She should have no...
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Mark Weisbrot
Was the Iranian Election Stolen? Does It Matter?
Since the Iranian presidential election of June 12, allegations that the announced winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory was stolen have played an important role in the demonstrations, political...
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Frank Rich
40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans
Like all students caught up in the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s, I was riveted by the violent confrontations between the police and protestors in Selma, 1965, and Chicago, 1968...
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Eric Margolis
Iran Demands Cautious Approach
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- My old friend and Georgetown University Foreign Service School classmate, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, was executed in Tehran after a failed attempt to overthrow Iran's Islamic Republic in...
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Mark Schuller
Haiti's Elections: 'Beat the Dog too Hard...'
(Port-au-Prince) Today was the final round of elections for a third of the Senate in Haiti. I woke up with a start as several UN helicopters zoomed to and from downtown from uphill. Given this week's...
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Marie Marchand
I Want My Money Back! (Pres. Obama!)
I want my money back. I gave $20 a week for seven months, plus $60 every once in a while for a t-shirt and sticker. I gave of my modest purse joyfully. Once I add that all up, it makes a grand total...
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