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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tom Hayden
Why Naomi Wolf's Occupy Conspiracy Theory Can't Explain Occupy LA
Compared with the brutal police crackdowns against the Occupy movement in New York City, Oakland and even the pacific Davis campus of the University of California, the attempted eviction of Occupy...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Should We Allow NATO Free Rein to Attack and Kill People?
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Wendell Potter
Does the U.S. Have the World's Best Health Care System? Yes, If You're Talking About the Third World
A little more than a year ago, on the day after the GOP regained control of the House of Representatives, Speaker-to-be John Boehner said one of the first orders of business after he took charge...
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John Nichols
Wisconsin Recall Drive Surpasses 300,000 Signatures
The petition drive to recall and remove Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has surpassed all expectations in its first two weeks, collecting more than 300,000 signatures. The truly remarkably thing...
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Paul Rosenberg
Under the Growing Influence of the 1%, American Exceptionalism has Become American Deceptionalism
From the dawn of the colonial era, long before they even had a national identity, Americans have always felt they had a special role in the world, though the exact nature of American exceptionalism...
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Steve Fraser
Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street
In 1729, when Ireland had fallen into a state of utter destitution at the hands of its British landlords, Jonathan Swift published a famous essay , “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Victims the NYT Editors Forgot
In July, 2007, The Washington Post ‘s Richard Cohen wrote a column condemning the prosecution of Lewis “Scooter” Libby on the ground that political officials should not “be called to account for...
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Martha Pskowski
Oil & Natural Gas Frontlines: First Nations Lead the Way
American environmentalists are declaring victory over the announcement that the United States will research alternate routes for the Keystone XL pipeline. While Obama’s announcement was an...
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Jennifer Robinson
'Bugsplat': The Ugly US Drone War in Pakistan
This weekend, Pakistan ordered the closure of the US drone base after a US attack killed 26 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border. This news will be welcomed by the people of Waziristan, where...
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Cynthia Schneider, Khaled Abol Naga
Egypt's Elections Can't Be Trusted
"The people and the army are one hand," the chant of Egypt's January 25th revolution on the eve of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, has yielded in the face of toxic gases, rubber bullets and...
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