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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tom Engelhardt
The Great Exception: If We Do It, It Doesn't Count
On this one-way planet of ours, it’s hard sometimes to imagine things any other way, but for a moment let’s try. Imagine, for instance, that in recent years the director of Iranian intelligence...
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Leonard Pitts
Luster is Off Obama's `High Moral Ground'
Back in April, the U.S. government snatched Raymond Azar out of Afghanistan. His waist, wrists and ankles were shackled, he was stripped naked and photographed, made to wear headphones, blindfolded,...
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Danny Schechter
Mourning with the Kennedys
New York, New York: August 29" It's been hard for me to unplug from this weekend's telethon honoring Teddy Kennedy. First there was Friday night, at the Kennedy Library where the wake, or what was...
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Peter Dreier, Marshall Ganz
We Have the Hope. Now Where's the Audacity?
On Aug. 25 last year, Sen. Edward Kennedy strode onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver and announced to a roaring crowd of party faithful the beginning of a new generation in...
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Eric Margolis
Lockerbie Part of a Bigger Story
Libya's Moammar Khadaffy, once branded "the mad dog of the Middle East" by Ronald Reagan, is celebrating 40 years in power in spite of a score of attempts by western powers and his Arab "brothers" to...
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Pierre Tristam
CIA Fails Mission to Detect Danger
Franz Kafka's "Trial" is the story of a nobody tried for crimes never made clear by faceless authorities upholding secret laws that never fail to get their guilty verdict. You could read it to...
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