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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Glenn Greenwald
Religious Faith in Government Accusations
The Washington Post, today : The case against Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim seemed ironclad. The Justice Department alleged that Hatim, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,...
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Matthew Rothschild
Reid and Obama Abandon the Jobs Front
What planet are Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and the Democrats on? Obama's own economic advisers say that unemployment is going to average 10 percent this year and 9.2 percent next year. And yet all...
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Jules Boykoff
A Tale of Two Vancouvers
The Winter Olympics begin today, with the opening ceremony at Vancouver's BC Place. While the games have lured some of the world's most accomplished athletes to Canada to compete for the gold, they'...
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Scott McLarty
Democracy for Humans!
Democracy and fair elections in the US are in grave danger. What are we going to do about it? The Supreme Court's recent Citizens United ruling removed restrictions on the amount of money that...
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Christopher Brauchli
Cremation Solicitation
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights But the queerest they ever did see, Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee.
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Michael Winship
From the Annals of Sno-Cone Science
There's a vintage Bob and Ray radio sketch in which Bob plays "Mr. Science," a parody of TV's "Mr. Wizard." He's trying to explain to his young protégé Sandy "the miracle of gas refrigeration." "...
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Harvey Wasserman
Our Founders were NOT Fundamentalists
"God made the idiot for practice, and then He made the school board." --Mark Twain Tomorrow's New York Times Sunday Magazine highlights yet another mob of extremists using the Texas School Board to...
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Russell Mokhiber
The Monopolization of America
You walk into your local convenience store and head to the cold walk-in beer room in the back. The choice is overwhelming. Budweiser, Michelob, Bud Light, Busch Light, Stella Artois, Grolsch, Kirin,...
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Michael Parenti
What Do Empires Do?
When I wrote my book Against Empire in 1995, as might be expected, some of my U.S. compatriots thought it was wrong of me to call the United States an empire. It was widely believed that U.S. rulers...
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Ralph Nader
No Nukes
A generation of Americans has grown up without a single nuclear power plant being brought on line since before the near meltdown of the Three Mile Island structure in 1979. They have not been exposed...
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