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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tom Engelhardt
Gods and Monsters: Fighting American Wars From On High
The Greeks had it right. When you live on Mount Olympus, your view of humanity is qualitatively different. The Greek gods, after all, lied to, stole from, lusted for, and punished humanity without...
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John Buell
Mid-April Draws Out US Tax Bashers, Blue Dog Dems
Mid-April is surely one of the favorite times of the year for Republicans, Tea Party members and their covert allies, the Blue Dog Democrats. Much as they hate to pay taxes, they love the opportunity...
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Megan Carpentier
KBR’s 'Facts' About Rape Case Are No Such Thing
In 2005, while working for KBR in Iraq, Jamie Leigh Jones was drugged and brutally sexually assaulted by a co-worker, Charles Boartz. After she reported the rape and underwent a forensic rape...
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Dave Lindorff
Your Tax Dollars at War: More Than 53% of Your Tax Payment Goes to the Military
If you're like me, now that we're in the week that federal income taxes are due, you are finally starting to collect your records and prepare for the ordeal. Either way, whether you are a...
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Bob Dreyfuss
War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan
War crimes, massacres, and, as Al Jazeera properly calls it, "collateral murder," are all part of the US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
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Dean Baker
Attack Wall Street, Not Social Security
Suppose our top generals described the growing threat from a hostile Middle East power. The country has tens of billions of oil dollars, a growing army, chemical and biological weapons, and is in the...
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Laura Flanders
Solving a Problem Like Stupak
The man who earned the enmity of pro-choicers across America—and earned himself a primary challenge—with his grandstanding over the rights of women in health care reform has decided not to run for...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Case Against Elena Kagan
It is far from clear who Obama will chose to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, but Elena Kagan, his current Solicitor General and former Dean of Harvard Law School, is on every list of...
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Michael Moore
Sending Support for Striking Temple Workers
Filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore sent words of support for the 1,500 striking workers of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professions now on strike at Temple...
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