Views for 2013-05-07

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Glenn Greenwald
Barbara Lee and Dick Durbin's 'Nobody-Could-Have-Known' Defense
Various senators are reportedly considering changes to the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) in light of how far beyond its scope US military action is now routinely deployed.
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Kevin Gosztola
Secret Hearing in Bradley Manning Court Martial a Preview of What is to Come During Trial
This week, another pretrial hearing is taking place at Fort Meade in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who the United States military is prosecuting for disclosing information to...
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Jim Lobe
The New York Time's Bill Keller and Mindlessness over Syria
I’ll make this short.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
'No' to US Military Action in Syria
The reported use of chemical weapons by Syria’s embattled Assad regime has not made much difference in that devastated country. Tens of thousands have been killed in brutal fighting already, and the...
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Murtaza Hussain
Iraq, Syria and the Death of the Modern Middle East
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Tom Engelhardt
And Then There Was One: Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth
It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia. Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads , and its...
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Laura Flanders
On Ammonium Nitrate Big Coal is Guilty Too
Investigators are blaming ammonium nitrate for the massive explosion that devastated most of the town of West, Texas on April 17th. The chemical, which was stored in large amounts at the West...
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David Climenhaga
Terror of 'Terrorism' and the 2nd Amendment: Whatever Became of the Indomitable American Spirit?
We have learned, courtesy the news media, that membership in the National Rifle Association has surged past five million souls since the Sandy Hook Massacre of little children in Connecticut last...
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Gary Younge
So, Why Are We So Loyal to a President Who is Not Loyal to Us?
Back when affirmative action was white, educational institutions were created for African Americans who were barred from admission elsewhere.
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Dean Baker
Budget Austerity Proved a Joke, But the US and Europe Won't Change Course
It appears that the Reinhart-Rogoff battles over their faulty data about government debt have flamed out.
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Robert Scheer
Obama Did It For the Money
The love fest between Barack Obama and his top fundraiser Penny Pritzker that has led to her being nominated as Commerce secretary would not be so unseemly if they both just confessed that they did...
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John Atcheson
On 400 PPM, Mass Stupidity, and the Suicidal Language of Climate Lemmings
OK, lemmings don’t commit mass suicide. But they do reproduce chaotically, and periodically consume their way out of sustainable habitats, and into mass migrations that result in most of their...
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