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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Linh Dinh
Slouching Towards 2012
For the last two days, Yahoo! has featured an article, “N. Korea alters photo of Kim Jong Il funeral.” Juxtaposing two images, it shows that half a dozen inconsequential figures have been photo-...
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Sarah van Gelder
The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012
Who would have thought that some young people camped out in lower Manhattan with cardboard signs, a few sharpies, some donated pizza, and a bunch of smart phones could change so much? The viral...
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Clancy Sigal
My Bad Angel: Vengeance vs Forgiveness, This Eternal Struggle
Forgive your enemies, but first get even. – James Cagney, in Blood on the Sun Around Christmas and Chanukah, to mark a new year, although agnostic, I am sometimes attacked by a sappy urge to forgive...
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Eric Margolis
Seize the Chance to End the Craziness in North Korea
NEW YORK - You’ve got to hand it to the North Koreans, they certainly know how to throw a funeral. I stayed up until two am watching the mammoth funeral of the “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong-il, live on TV...
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Phil Tajitsu Nash
Living Peacefully With One's Neighbors
Imagine that your community and a neighboring community had been at war a half century ago. Many men had been killed, and women and children had been kidnapped. Then, imagine what it would take for...
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Ray McGovern, Elizabeth Murray
Urging Obama to Stop Rush to Iran War
President Obama needs to put an abrupt halt to the game of Persian Roulette about to spin out of control in the Persian Gulf. If we were still on active duty at the CIA, this is what we would tell...
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