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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Elizabeth Holtzman
Statutes of Limitations Are Expiring on Some Bush Crimes
Americans have been facing a number of momentous deadlines, including the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the “sequester” of $1 trillion from federal programs. But another critical deadline is...
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Robert Kuttner
Cyprus: The Mouse that Roared
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Gwynne Dyer
A Bank Robbery in Cyprus
Could a failed bank robbery in Cyprus cause the collapse of the euro?
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Michele Simon
Monsanto Teams Up With Congress to Shred the Constitution
Our founding fathers, white-maleness aside, did get a few things right. One of them was the concept of "separation of powers," to ensure a system of checks and balances among the three branches of...
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Ann Jones
Men Who Kick Down Doors and the War Against Women
Picture this. A man, armored in tattoos, bursts into a living room not his own. He confronts an enemy. He barks orders. He throws that enemy into a chair. Then against a wall. He plants himself in...
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Joseph Huff-Hannon
My Friend the Iraqi
My friend and I meet early for breakfast, cappuccinos and chocolate croissants at a French bakery in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. My friend – I’ll call him Abraham — shows up in a dark suit and tie, an...
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Robert Reich
Selling the Store: Why Democrats Shouldn’t Put Social Security and Medicare on the Table
Prominent Democrats — including the President and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — are openly suggesting that Medicare be means-tested and Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower...
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Sophia Murphy
Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing World
Food Justice advocates have always argued that trade agreements need to respect and promote human rights, not drive a process of globalization that privileges commercial interests and tramples on...
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Jonathan Cook
Obama and the Blessing of Israel's Government of Settlers
Those who hoped that Barack Obama would be arriving in Israel to bang Israeli and Palestinian heads together, after four years of impasse in the peace process, will be sorely disappointed.
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Amy Goodman
Tomas Young and the End of the Body of War
Tomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a sniper’s bullet in Baghdad’s Sadr City. The single bullet paralyzed him from the chest down, and changed his...
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