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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Jonathan Turley
10 Reasons the US is No Longer the Land of the Free
Every year, the State Department issues reports on individual rights in other countries, monitoring the passage of restrictive laws and regulations around the world. Iran, for example, has been...
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Sid Ryan
Eviction is the Best Thing That Could Happen to Occupy London
The camp at St Paul's cathedral was a beacon: it drew people from all over London together and united them in a common cause, it gave the movement unprecedented media coverage and provided a focus...
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Danny Schechter
Degrade This: Wall Street’s Ratings Agencies Undermine Europe’s Attempt at Recovery Acting Like Financial Terrorists
We live in an increasingly degraded country. Our politics are degraded and a laughing stock to the word. Our military is demoralized and degraded with soldiers urinating on dead civilians and...
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Eric Margolis
Hot Air in the Gulf Could Easily Spark War
The United States and Iran are playing an increasingly dangerous game of chicken in the Gulf. War could be only a ship collision or aircraft intrusion away. Nations often blunder into war due to...
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Matt Taibbi
Everything You Need to Know About Wall Street, in One Brief Tale
If there was ever a news story that crystallized the moral dementia of modern Wall Street in one little vignette, this is it. Newspapers in Colorado today are reporting that the elegant Hotel Jerome...
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Robert Fisk
The 'Invented People' Stand Little Chance
Thank goodness we don't have to hear Newt Gingrich for a while. His statement that the Palestinians were an "invented people" marked about the lowest point in the Republican-Christian Right-Likudist/...
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Michelle Chen
Amid Fuel Price Crisis, Nigeria Goes on Strike
Nigeria is a giant on the African continent, a maturing democracy and a major hub for culture and trade. It also contains about one sixth of Africa’s population, many of whom live in abject poverty...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Senate's Holiday
Although the Senate is much given to admiring in its members a superiority less obvious or quite invisible to outsiders, one Senator seldom proclaims his own inferiority to another, and still more...
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