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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Laura Carlsen
Uribe's Parting Shot
The rupture of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Colombia after a special session of the Organization of American States (OAS) on July 22 marks increased animosity between the outgoing...
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Christopher Brauchli
Tales of Tommy
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
 An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool—you bet that Tommy sees! — Rudyard Kipling, Tommy Tom Tancredo is back in the news. Tom is a man whose...
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Ralph Nader
Out of Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan is nearly nine years old—the longest in American history. After the U.S. quickly toppled the Taliban regime in October 2001, the Taliban, by all accounts, came back stronger...
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Lucinda Marshall
CIA Document Calls For Using Afghan Women as Messengers to Humanize the War
The August 9th issue of Time Magazine , with a cover picture of an Afghan woman, horribly disfigured last year because of the Taliban, is meant to pull at American heartstrings as it asks what will...
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Donna Smith
Nation Fails to Honor, Protect 9/11 Heroes Again
For nearly nine years the 9/11 rescue workers have labored to have access to healthcare to treat the injuries sustained when they worked at ground zero on September 11, 2001, when planes slammed into...
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Randall Amster
Phoenix Rising ... and the Struggle Continues
I've written a lot about Arizona since the national controversy over SB 1070 took hold, and in particular during recent weeks as the struggle over the bill's implications and ultimate fate began to...
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Linh Dinh
Rotting Fish
Congress has just failed to pass the 9/11 health care bill, which would have compensated and provided medical care for thousands of first responders, those who have become gravely ill from breathing...
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Michael Winship
The Right Manipulates Muslims – and Boy Scouts
I was never a Boy Scout but I was a helluva Cub Scout. Pack 30, First Congregational Church. I rose through the ranks: Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Lion. I accumulated Gold and Silver Arrow Points, the Cubs'...
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