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Sunday, June 8, 2014
USS Liberty (AGTR-5) receives assistance from units of the Sixth Fleet, after she was attacked and seriously damaged by Israeli forces off the Sinai Peninsula on June 8, 1967. (US Navy photo) Ray McGovern
Leaving the USS Liberty Crew Behind
On June 8, 1967, Israeli leaders learned they could deliberately attack a U.S. Navy ship and try to send it, together with its entire crew, to the bottom of the Mediterranean – with impunity. Israeli...
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In this 2009 file photo, a model of a high-speed train is seen outside of a press conference where Gov. Jim Doyle announced Wisconsin's partnership with the Spanish train manufacturer Talgo. But after he was elected governor, Scott Walker nixed the plan. (Jeff Schorfheide/State Journal) Dave Zweifel
Governor Walker's Train Gaffe Costing Wisconsin Big Time
It didn't get a lot of press — two Milwaukee bloggers noted it — but Talgo, the Spain- and U.S.-based train manufacturer, closed its factory on Milwaukee's north side last week and moved the last of...
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Protesters in Jacksonville, Oregon, where President George W. Bush was scheduled to spend the night in 2004 while campaigning for a second term. Photo: American Civil Liberties Union Debi Smith
To Be Silenced, Or Not to Be. Part Two
Circuit and Supreme Court rulings are bigger than me. All I know for certain is that in the fall of 2004, following a re-election stop in Medford, Oregon, then President Bush went to dine and stay in...
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James Risen William Cohn
Fighting the Sunlight: The James Risen Case in Context
When Noam Chomsky asked the audience at his June 3 talk in Prague to imagine that there was a free press, laughter erupted throughout the filled auditorium. Why? Because those who think about the...
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Peter Dreier
Happy 80th Birthday, Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers, who turned 80 on Thursday, has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism. Not content just to diagnose and document corporate and political malpractice...
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