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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tom Tresser
None Dare Call It Privatization
At the Hyatt Lodge Hotel on the McDonald’s corporate campus in Oak Brook, Illinois, June 24, the other wingtip dropped.
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Robert Kuttner
Where is Our Crisis President?
Like most American spectators watching this slow-motion train wreck of a budget disaster, I have assumed that at the last minute the damsel would be pulled off the track of the oncoming train...
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Ruth Conniff
ALEC, Republicans Beat Up On Kids in Special Ed
Republican lawmakers and corporations have a new target: kids in special ed.
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David Sirota
The Ridiculous Third Party Rallying Cry
Given that we're a little more than a year away from another election circus, it's no surprise that the now-traditional festivities of the modern electoral grotesquerie have begun in earnest. It...
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Conn Hallinan
Afghanistan: Anatomy of a Hit
The July 12 assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war suddenly comes into focus. It is not a picture one is eager to put up on...
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Michele Simon
Who Put McDonald’s in Charge of Kids’ Health?
When McDonald’s sneezes, the media jumps. Such was the case yesterday when the company announced it was giving the Happy Meal a makeover. Well not really, but that’s how it got reported , because the...
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Glenn Greenwald
On Not Freaking Out With Fear: An Un-American Response to the Oslo Attack
Over the last decade, virtually every Terrorist plot aimed at the U.S.
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Donna Smith
Making Us Clamor for Our Own Demise
Michael Moore is hosting his film festival in Michigan this week, and I sure hope they are showing “Gaslight” from 1944. The American electorate would be wise to watch it again and to put into...
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Andrew Bacevich
Cheap Grace and American Patriotism
Fenway Park, Boston, July 4, 2011. On this warm summer day, the Red Sox will play the Toronto Blue Jays. First come pre-game festivities, especially tailored for the occasion.
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Ronnie Cummins
Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas...
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David Benjamin
The Tax-Free American Aristocracy
PARIS — The Republican vision for America’s future keeps popping up in old movies.
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