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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Matthew Rothschild
Obama Hapless in Face of Egyptian Military Crackdown
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Chaos and Bloodshed in the Streets of Cairo
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Robert Parry
Bradley Manning and America’s Upside-Down Morality
Having covered the U.S. government for nearly 36 years, I am not so naïve as to expect perfection or even anything close. But there are times when the immoral dimensions of Official Washington stand...
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Matt Taibbi
Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal
On May 31st, president Barack Obama strolled into the bright sunlight of the Rose Garden, covered from head to toe in the slime and ooze of the Benghazi and IRS scandals. In a Karl Rove-ian...
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Rainey Reitman
Bradley Manning Did Not Hurt the United States
In his sentencing hearing yesterday, Bradley Manning took the stand and apologized for the "hurt" he inflicted on the United States.
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John R. MacArthur
Sophistry Bestrides ‘Free-Trade' Axis
The day before Detroit declared bankruptcy, I found The New York Times’s Thomas Friedman up to his old tricks, extolling the North American Free Trade Agreement and “free trade” in general in a...
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Hal Niedzviecki
Are You Ready to Embrace the Apocalypse?
This weekend the Sustainability Center in Hampshire will be home to Uncivilization 2013 , which describes itself as "a gathering of people searching for answers to questions about our collective...
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Tawakkol Karman
Consider Egypt’s Peaceful Masses
What is going on in Egypt undermines the values of the Arab Spring. The military coup against an emerging democracy destroys all the gains of the January 2011 revolution.
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Suzanne York
Out of Our Fracking Minds
We are well into summer 2013, and in the West temperatures are high, wildfires are raging, and droughts are in effect in many states.
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Robert Naiman
Amend or Repeal the Espionage Act To Protect Journalists and Whistle-blowers
Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?
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Nancy Snow
Oliver Stone in Tokyo: 'We Need Edward R. Murrow'
I've been a writer and observer of all things American propaganda ever since I worked at the United States Information Agency in Washington.
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Robert C. Koehler
Stopped and Frisked by an Occupying Army
Stopping crime before it happens is a great idea, but stopping young men for “walking while black” — touted by true believers as the same thing — is a game played by an occupying army.
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Ahdaf Soueif
Now Egyptians Are All Paying the Price
On Wednesday the Egyptian police moved in to break up the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins. Cairo and many other cities are divided: some neighbourhoods are weirdly empty, the shops shuttered, no cars in...
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Trevor Timm
A Guide to the Deceptions, Misinformation, and Word Games Officials Use to Mislead the Public About NSA Surveillance
It’s been two months since President Barack Obama first said that he welcomes a debate about NSA surveillance, which he once again reiterated last week at his press conference .
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