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Monday, November 12, 2012
Dud Hendrick
Reflections of an Anti-War Veteran
The following remarks were made on the occasion of the removal for winter of flags commemorating lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Iraq War Dead Memorial in Blue Hill, Maine on Saturday,...
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Cathy Breen
Dust-Covered Dreams in Iraq Shattered by War
NAJAF, Iraq—I returned from Baghdad last night. Over coffee this morning, I filled the father of my host family in on my trip. I told him it was wonderful to see everyone, but I only heard sad...
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Rachel Shabi
The Israeli Documentary Putting Military Rule in Palestine on Trial
The Law In These Parts , an Israeli documentary awarded this year's Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, examines how the country created a military-legal system to control the Palestinians in the...
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Charles Eisenstein
Why Occupy's Plan to Cancel Consumer Debts is Money Well Spent
A new initiative is re-energising the Occupy movement. Called the Rolling Jubilee , it is a plan to use money from donations to buy distressed consumer debt from lenders at a marked down price, just...
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Allison Kilkenny
Occupy Wall Street Activists Buy Up Debt to Abolish It
Strike Debt, a movement formed by a coalition of Occupy Wall Street groups looking to build a popular resistance to debt, plans to hold a telethon and variety show November 15 in support of the...
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Mattea Kramer, Chris Hellman
Washington’s Fiscal Cliff Notes
They don’t call it the "cliff” for nothing. It’s the fiscal spot where a nation’s representatives can gather and cry doom. It’s the place -- if Washington is to be believed -- where, with a single...
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Chris Hedges
Once Again—Death of the Liberal Class
The presidential election exposed the liberal class as a corpse. It fights for nothing. It stands for nothing. It is a useless appendage to the corporate state. It exists not to make possible...
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Heidi Garrett-Peltier
Don't Drive Off the Fiscal Cliff
The U.S. economy is set to go off the so-called “fiscal cliff” at midnight on December 31, 2012. That’s when various tax cuts for people at most income levels will expire. Days later, the federal...
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Cenk Uygur
The Grand Bargain is a Grand Lie
First of all, let's establish that no one in Washington actually cares about balancing the budget. If they did, they would love this so-called Fiscal Cliff. It raises taxes and cuts spending, so it...
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Jane Mayer
A Petraeus Puzzle: Were Politics Involved?
The director of the C.I.A. has resigned over an extra-marital affair two days after a Presidential election in which the Agency’s role in Libya was of burning concern—what is really going on here?
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Paul Krugman
On Deficit Hawks and Hypocrites
Back in 2010, self-styled deficit hawks — better described as deficit scolds — took over much of our political discourse. At a time of mass unemployment and record-low borrowing costs, a time when...
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David Macaray
The Military Honor Code: Myth or Mission?
Even if we choose to ignore the numerous cheating scandals that, over the years, have plagued U.S. service academies (all of which adhere to rigorous and well-publicized honor codes), the most...
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Norman Solomon
How to Build a Grassroots Power Base
Millions of Americans are eager, even desperate, for a political movement that truly challenges the power of Wall Street and the Pentagon.
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Lucinda Marshall
It's Time To Ratify Global Women's Rights Treaty
The United States is one of six countries that has not yet ratified CEDAW , the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women which was adopted by the United Nations in...
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Robert Kuttner
Let's Not Make a Deal
President Obama gave a pretty good speech on Friday about the economy and the budget.
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Paul Buchheit
Five Misconceptions about our Tattered Safety Net
Mitt Romney said he wasn't concerned about the very poor, because they have a safety net. This is typical of the widespread ignorance about inequality in our country. Struggling Americans want jobs,...
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