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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Scott Parkin
Fighting Keystone XL in the Heart of Texas
Near the Dallas, TX suburb of Garland, where I grew up, is what I’ve always called “Deep East Texas.” The area holds a lot of memories for me to say the least. My parents owned a piece of property...
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Andrew Bacevich
Dumb and Hateful: The Consequences of US Islamophobia
First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.” Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.” Most...
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Yifat Susskind
'Muslim Rage': So Much Easier Than Thinking
I know you’re not stupid, but the mainstream media seems to think you are.
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Glenn Greenwald
New Stanford/NYU Study Documents the Civilian Terror from Obama's Drones
A vitally important and thoroughly documented new report on the impact of Obama's drone campaign has just been released by researchers at NYU School of Law and Stanford University Law School.
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Hilary Matfess
The TPP: A Quiet Coup for the Investor Class
It would be a relief to report with any certainty that the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a massive proposed free-trade zone spanning the Pacific Ocean and all four hemispheres...
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John Nichols
Top GOP Senate Candidate Just Says It: 'Do Away With Medicare, Medicaid'
Paul Ryan admits that he’s an “end Medicare as we know it” candidate. But, somehow, we are not supposed to think that he would actually end the popular and successful healthcare program for the...
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Clive Stafford Smith
Drones: The West's New Terror Campaign
Living Under Drones , a new report from Stanford and New York universities, was a difficult piece of fieldwork – I was with the law students in Peshawar as they tried to interview victims of the CIA'...
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David Macaray
Politics Won't Fix What Ails Us
Assuming that the polls and surveys are correct, and Barack Obama earns himself a second term as president, what are the odds that he will evolve into the kind of pro-union Democrat organized labor...
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John Atcheson
Is Climate Change Hell Now Inevitable?
"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show...
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César Chelala
Romney's Monte Card Game
“Now you see it, now you don’t!” In the astute way of the street “Monte” card players, and for many months, Mitt Romney had been threatening to show his tax returns. Now, finally, he has fulfilled...
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