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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Jeremiah Goulka
Lockheed Martin's Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense Spending
When I was a kid obsessed with military aircraft, I loved Chicago's O'Hare airport.
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Glenn Greenwald
Three Democratic Myths Used to Demean the Paul Filibuster
Comencing immediately upon the 9/11 attack, the US government under two successive administrations has spent 12 straight years inventing and implementing new theories of government power in the name...
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Stephen Zunes
Remembering Those Responsible on the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War
This March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The U.S. war and occupation has resulted in the deaths of up to half a million Iraqis, the vast majority of whom...
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Ellen Frank
Beyond Deficit Scare-Mongering
U.S. politics seems stuck in an endless debate about the size of the federal deficit and federal debt. From congressional Republicans’ refusals to lift the debt ceiling, fears of the “fiscal cliff,”...
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Manuel Pérez Rocha, Kristen Beifus
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
A 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is underway in Singapore this week. Canada and Mexico join the nine other TPP countries for the second time since the U.S. government...
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Jim Hightower
GOP Leaders: 56 Years of Devolution
From Rick Perry to Rick Santorum, many Republican sparklies reject the science of evolution. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun (who ironically serves on the science committee), even calls evolution "lies...
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Marian Wright Edelman
An All-American Crisis
“ We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly .” --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Imara Jones
We’re Hooked on ‘Growth,’ But It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way
As the New York Stock Exchange reached an all-time high this week, you’d think that the good times were back. But that would be incorrect. What happens on Wall Street has very little to do with what’...
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