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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Dan Froomkin
Donald Rumsfeld Torture Lawsuit Fizzles, Again
WASHINGTON - An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer trying to revive a torture lawsuit against former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and three high-ranking Army officers made no headway in a...
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Debra Cooper
The President's Speech as Consolation: Is That What is Needed?
The president along with many others, like Daniel Hernandez, gave a beautiful, graceful speech last night. It was a eulogy for those who died like the lovely 9 year old girl, Christina Taylor Green,...
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Kristin Wartman
The American Fast Food Syndrome
Working with people as a nutritionist, I’m often met with resistance. I try to explain making healthful food choices without using trigger words like organic, sustainable, or even local. “When I hear...
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Jon Walker
Conservative Activist Grover Norquist Wants Debate on Cost of War in Afghanistan
Small government activist Grover Norquist is calling for Republicans to begin a serious debate on the Afghanistan war. Not surprisingly, Norquist was focusing on the cost of financing our seemingly...
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Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
Words Matter: How Media Can Build Civility or Destroy It
"Just as media outlets have been used to create a pervasive sense of fear, they have also been used to convince people that conflict is inevitable. This leaves media consumers resigned to the notion...
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Jim Cason
A Nation of Laws? Or Assassins?
The failure of the U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan to contain the anti-government insurgency has led the Obama administration to expand the undeclared war in Pakistan. According to the Long War...
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Ann Jones
Why Peace Is the Business of Men (But Shouldn’t Be)
Looking for a way out of Afghanistan? Maybe it's time to try something entirely new and totally different. So how about putting into action, for the first time in recorded history, the most...
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Robert Scheer
Perps in the White House
While it is widely recognized that the banking meltdown has left enormous economic pain and political upheaval in its wake, it is amazing that the folks who created this mess are rewarded with ever...
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Conn Hallinan
Afghanistan: Killing Peace
In spite of a White House report that “progress” is being made in Afghanistan, by virtually any measure the war has significantly deteriorated since the Obama administration surged troops into...
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Julia Olmstead
A Climate-Friendly Farm Bill
We’re in a rut when it comes to taking action on climate change. Congress has stalled on passing climate legislation. International negotiators failed to agree on binding emission cuts in Cancun late...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Paradox of Disarmament
Will there be copycats? Will parents let their children attend political rallies anymore? Will Congress ever come to our corner again? We witness another impromptu festival of American violence, this...
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Harvey Wasserman
The Second Amendment Demands Gun Control
The Second Amendment supports those of us who would CONTROL guns---and thus prevent the insane slaughter that compromises our security. James Madison and the Founders of this nation would be enraged...
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Jordan Flaherty
One Year After Haiti Earthquake, Corporations Profit While People Suffer
One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need. In fact, the nation's tragedy has served as an opportunity to...
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Neve Gordon
Israel's Assault on Human Rights
Imagine a college student returning to her university after spending Christmas break at home. At the airport she logs on to the Internet to double check some of the sources she used in her final take...
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