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Friday, August 10, 2012
Tangerine Bolen
What Makes Our NDAA Lawsuit a Struggle to Save the US Constitution
I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants,...
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Alex Slater
Voter ID Laws: The Greatest Election-Stealing Conspiracy in US History
In Washington, conventional wisdom is everything. It's the driver of perceptions, and often of self-fulfilling political prophecies.
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Nick Engelfried
Montanans Prepare to Harness Direct Action in Coal Fight
On Sunday, people from across Montana, and the larger area affected by coal export projects, will start converging in the state capitol of Helena. They’re coming for what will likely be the largest...
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Greg Kaufmann, Peter Edelman
Will Candidates Ever Talk about Poverty?
The following is the first installment in The Nation magazine's new “ Talk About Poverty (#TAP) ” series. Each edition of the series will feature a poverty expert and pose 3-5 questions to the...
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Robin Marty
Paul Ryan: "I’m Never Going To Not Vote Pro-Life"
Over the last two years, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has become the face of the new GOP. He is author of the "Ryan Budget," a draconian plan touted by the GOP that would essentially undermine or...
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Donna Smith
Profits or Patients? Aetna and HCA Answer Without Hesitation
Earlier this week, I received three pieces of mail from my insurance company, Aetna. All three confirmed it. In their eyes and in every manner of decision they make, I am either a medical loss if a...
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Wenonah Hauter
New Groundwater Study Exposes Deep Folly of Fracking
Nothing shows the dangerous connection between drought and fracking more than the study released by the journal Nature this week, which shows groundwater demand is exceeding supply, particularly in...
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Matt Taibbi
Obama, Not Reid, Should Be Taking on Mitt Romney's Tax Record
The ongoing war between Harry Reid and Mitt Romney is certainly interesting, as battles between congenitally unlikeable politicians go, but to me it misses the point. The Democrats want everyone in...
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Mohamad Ali Harissi
Baghdad at 1,250: A Far Cry from Past Glories
Baghdad was once the capital of an empire and the centre of the Islamic world, but at 1,250 years old, the Iraqi city is a far cry from its past glories after being ravaged by years of war and...
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Carl Gibson
Target Election Fraud, Not "Voter Fraud"
Fact: There are two things that occur more often than the right-wing myth of “voter fraud”: UFO sightings, and election-rigging. Statistically, you’re 3,615 times more likely to report seeing an...
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Medea Benjamin
At Drone Convention, Zero Tolerance for Peace
When are we, as a nation, going to have a frank discussion about drones and remote-controlled killing? One might think that such a dialogue could take place when thousands of people come together,...
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