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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Michael Winship
New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials
If you want to royally tick off New Yorkers, try telling us what to do. That's probably why the police stopped trying to enforce the jaywalking laws here years ago (as opposed to Washington, D.C.,...
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Ray McGovern
McChrystal Testing the Limits
It is not too late for President Barack Obama to follow the example of Harry Truman, who fired Gen. Douglas McArthur in 1951 for insubordination. Then, as now, the stakes were high. Then it was Korea...
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Glenn Greenwald
Rule-of-Law Extremism Engulfs Primitive Eastern Europe
Lithuania is currently embroiled in a bizarre and deeply confusing political controversy which reveals what happens when a country becomes gripped by extremist ideologies. Evidence has emerged that...
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Danny Schechter
Moyers Message to Obama: Study History or Repeat its Mistakes
Elders are considered wisdom keepers in most of the world's cultures, perhaps just not our own. They are repositories of important lessons, keepers of the collective memory, and as such, usually...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
Drug Firms’ Tired Song and Dance on Reform
In making a fool of President Obama, Big Pharma has turned itself into a poison pill of health care reform. In the summer, the drug companies offered $8 billion a year over 10 years in drug cost cuts...
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David Michael Green
A Show About Nothing: The Placeholder Presidency of Barack Obama
Hey, remember Seinfeld? Remember how it billed itself as a "show about nothing", and how, in fact, that's what it was? I think we're at the point now where it's become inescapable that the Obama...
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David Benjamin
St. Sarah of Wasilla
Sarah Palin's latest buzz accompanies the publication of her campaign memoir, Going Rogue. But the book is a ghost-written collaboration, making it a poor measure of the singular marvel that is Sarah...
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Lewis Seiler, Dan Hamburg
Still the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. - George Washington
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Steven Hill
America's House of Lords Debates Health Care
The health care debate has been like a tennis match, bouncing from the Senate to the House and back again. Now it's back in the Senate, as the United States tries to end its status as the only...
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