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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
The Washington Post's Cheney-ite Defense of Torture
If anyone ever tells you that they don't understand what is meant be "stenography journalism" -- or ever insists that America is plagued by a Liberal Media -- you can show them this article from...
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Anna Manzo
America, Smitten with Financial Sector, Must Build True Wealth
The unemployment rate at the end of July was 9.4 percent and is expected to reach 10 percent by year's end. If part-time workers who want full-time jobs and those who have given up hope for a new job...
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Joyce Marcel
The Nineteenth Amendment
The most remarkable things about one significant anniversary yesterday was that it passed unremarked. On August 26, 1920, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the adoption of the Nineteenth...
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Michael Winship
Even Camelot Needed Health Care
Toward the end of George McGovern's failed presidential bid in 1972, I was helping advance a bus trip for vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver. The final weekend of the campaign, his caravan...
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Nathalie des Rosiers
No Trademark on Free Speech
In 1983, the famous manufacturer of Perrier sparkling water sued a Canadian jokester who had created "Pierre Eh!" bottles that closely resembled its distinctively shaped green bottles. The Pierre Eh...
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Norman Ferris
A Modest Proposal, from a Concerned Citizen
How did our democracy get itself into a situation in which huge financial and industrial monopolies became "too big to fail," while ordinary Americans face the prospect that our hard-earned incomes...
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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Cheney's 'Fodder'
The release of a 2004 CIA inspector general's report on the agency's "enhanced interrogation" techniques, along with two other previously classified memos, has thrown a harsh spotlight on former Vice...
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Josh Harkinson
ExxonMobil: 'Green Company of the Year?'
Editors know that counterintuitive headlines sell magazines. They also know that making wildly exaggerated claims can damage their credibility. Writing a headline is often a balancing act between...
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