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Monday, March 19, 2012
Robert Kuttner
The Age of Double Standards
“But, Yossarian, suppose everyone felt that way.” “Then,” said Yossarian, “I’d certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way, wouldn’t I?” —Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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Mychal Denzel Smith
Justice for Trayvon Martin
Here’s what we know: Trayvon Martin is dead.   On February 26, during halftime of the NBA All-Star game, the 17-year-old high school junior went to a nearby store in the Orlando suburb where he was...
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Nesrine Malik
George Clooney Isn't Helping Sudan
What does one immediately associate with Sudan? Darfur, allegations of genocide, a president indicted by the international criminal court and a mistreated south seceding from the north of the country...
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Phil Rockstroh
Police State Blues
At mid-evening, on Saturday, March 17, upon the six-month anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, the NYPD -- because the department suffered no ill consequences from their...
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Diane Ravitch
In Defense of Facing Educational Reality
I recently wrote two review articles for the New York Review of Books about the teaching profession. The first was a review of Pasi Sahlberg's Finnish Lessons , about the exceptional school system of...
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Paul Buchheit
What's Worse Than Paying Taxes?
The other day I helped my son with his taxes. He was doing them for the first time, after spending a year with his new college degree looking for a job and managing his student loan account. We found...
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Glenn Greenwald
Discussing the Motives of the Afghan Shooter
Here’s a summary of the Western media discussion of what motivated U.S. Staff Sgt.
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Chris Hedges
Murder Is Not an Anomaly in War
The war in Afghanistan—where the enemy is elusive and rarely seen, where the cultural and linguistic disconnect makes every trip outside the wire a visit to hostile territory, where it is clear that...
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Karen Greenberg
The Unstoppable Legacy of the War on Terror
By now, you’d think we’d be entering the end of the 9/11 era. One war over in the Greater Middle East, another hurtling disastrously to its end, and the threat of al-Qaeda so diminished that it...
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