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Monday, January 13, 2014
David Callahan
Media is Another Form of Money in Politics. How Do We Control This Kind of Spending?
Let's say that we could wave a magic wand and get rid of all private spending on elections and campaign activity tomorrow.
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Ana Marie Cox
That West Virginia Chemical Spill? It's Likely a Bigger Scandal Than Bridgegate
If we called West Virginia 4-methylcyclohexane-methanol leak "Watergate", do you think the political press would pay more attention?
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Bill Quigley
Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations
Here are the top ten examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and...
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Juan Cole
Did Ariel Sharon Get a Pass on War Crimes Because He Was White?
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Ira Chernus
Iran a US Ally? Who Would Have Thunk It?
One great thing about watching history unfold is that it's so full of surprises.
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Andrew Bacevich
The Misuse of American Might, and the Price It Pays
The U.S. military is like the highly skilled, gadget-toting contractor who promises to give your kitchen a nifty makeover in no time whatsoever. Here's the guy you can count on to get the job done...
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Peter Van Buren
'No, You Cannot Opt Out': 10 NSA Myths Debunked
The debate Edward Snowden envisioned when he revealed the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Americans has taken a bad turn.
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Chris Hedges
The Trouble With Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been Wall Street’s anointed son for the presidency. He is backed by the most ruthless and corrupt figures in New Jersey politics, including the New Jersey...
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