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Monday, June 11, 2012
Michael Boyle
Obama's Drone Wars and the Normalization of Extrajudicial Murder
In his first campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama promised to reverse the worst excesses of the Bush administration's approach to terrorism – such as the use of torture, the rendition of...
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Anders Hayden
Working Less for a Sustainable Future
Since the Industrial Revolution, two main motivations have driven the movement for work-time reduction. Free time away from the job improves individual well-being, while reducing work hours can cut...
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Amanda Marcotte
As Cries of "Religious Freedom" Grow Louder, It Is Clear Anti-Choicers Are Targeting Contraception
The always-excellent Sarah Posner responded to this past weekend’s anti-contraception rallies (disguised as “religious freedom” rallies, but timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Supreme...
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Paul Buchheit
War or Revolution Every 75 Years. It's Time Again.
When Charles Dickens wrote "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" to begin "A Tale of Two Cities," he compared the years of the French Revolution to his own "present period." Both were...
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Phil Rockstroh
In The Name Of My Father, Part Two: In the Shadow of the Corporate State Madhouse
My parents modest, single-level, brick home stands on property that was once part of a sprawling estate owned by the Candler family, Atlanta's Coca-Cola patricians. Built during the post-war, 1950s...
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Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Mining Gold, Undermining Democracy
A tribunal in Washington, D.C. that nobody elected recently issued a verdict that potentially hinders the democratic rights of millions of people. Its three members ruled that a foreign company may...
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Andy Kroll
Getting Rolled in Wisconsin
The revelers watched in stunned disbelief, cocktails in hand, dressed for a night to remember. On the big-screen TV a headline screamed in crimson red: "Projected Winner: Scott Walker." It was 8:49 p...
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Chris Hedges
Daniel Berrigan: America’s Street Priest
The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, stands in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. He is there, along with...
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