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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Catalina Nieto
The For-Profit Con to Criminalize Immigrants
The only time four-year-old Logan got to play hide-and-seek with his dad this year was through a Plexiglass window at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, nine hours from his hometown.
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Robert Reich
The Big Lie
Republicans are telling Americans a Big Lie, and Obama and the Democrats are letting them. The Big Lie is our economic problems are due to a government that’s too large, and therefore the solution is...
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Joseph Dana
From Bilin to Tel Aviv, Outrage at Killing of Jawaher Abu Rahmah
"I am in shock, we are in shock," Hamde Abu Rahmah told me as we stood outside the small cemetery in Bilin where 36-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah was buried on Saturday. One day earlier, on 31 December...
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Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
The Age of Vulnerability
If you are wondering what the Wall Street crash did for U.S. credibility abroad, listen to this. In the middle of the pain and suffering of the global economic and food crises of 2009, a group of...
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Tom Engelhardt
War is a Drug: Washington's 30-Year High
If, as 2011 begins, you want to peer into the future, enter my time machine, strap yourself in, and head for the past, that laboratory for all developments of our moment and beyond.
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John Nichols
An Answer to 2011's Austerity Arguments: 'We Won't Pay For Their Crisis'
First, Washington squandered our tax dollars enriching the corporate contractors that profiteer upon unnecessary and seemingly endless wars. The cost figure just for the Iraq imbroglio is now far in...
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Glenn Greenwald
Leading Conservatives Openly Support a Terrorist Group
Imagine if a group of leading American liberals met on foreign soil with -- and expressed vocal support for -- supporters of a terrorist group that had (a) a long history of hateful anti-American...
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Bob Herbert
Get Ready for a GOP Rerun
You just can't close the door on this crowd. The party that brought us the worst economy since the Great Depression, that led us into Iraq and the worst foreign policy disaster in American history,...
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Laura Flanders
Public Workers Getting Snowed
The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a...
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Robert Muggah
The World's Broken Promises to Haiti
Despite breathless promises to "build back better", the international community has made only incremental progress in Haiti over the past 12 months. Our failures are especially stark when measured...
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Ralph Nader
Tweeting Away the Time
The start of the New Year is a good time to talk about Time. About this, we can all agree—there are only twenty four hours in a day. Zillions of companies and persons want a piece of that time from...
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Mike Ferner
'Dear Afghanistan': A Global Listening Project for Peace
KABUL - At four in the morning on New Year's Day, 2011, a group of young Afghan peace makers and their much-older U.S. colleagues huddled around a laptop computer in this city, to begin a 24-hour...
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Ray McGovern
Obama Should Read WikiLeaks on Afghanistan
Perhaps President Barack Obama should give himself a waiver on the ban prohibiting U.S. government employees from downloading classified cables released by WikiLeaks, so he can better understand the...
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