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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jonathan Cook
US Plays Decisive Role in Israel's Attack on Gaza
Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily “removed” last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion. NBC pulled out Ayman Mohyeldin, who...
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Obama’s New Iraq Strategy, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib Amanda Ufheil-Somers
Not Much Better than Bush
President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: “There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States.” But his Iraq track record doesn’t mark much of...
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Richard Heinberg
Two Realities: On Debating 'Growth' on a Finite Planet
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—...
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Michael Winship
Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP
Imagine the official presentation of a worldview concocted by conspiracy theorists and an assortment of cranks and grumpy people. Conjure a document written by scribes possessed of poison pens soaked...
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Digby
The Mind-Boggling Libertarian Legal Game Plan to Repeal Obamacare
Dave Weigel explains something that I had not fully understood before --- the Obamacare repeal legal game plan: At least 4 million people, who signed up for Obamacare in states that chose not to set...
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Dean Baker
Why Would Anyone Think Republican Opposition to Obamacare Is Based on Ideology as Opposed to Just Money
It's understandable that conservatives would like to say that their arguments are based on deeply held convictions, as opposed to crass self interest, but it's difficult to understand why liberals...
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Tom Hayden
Ukraine: Anvil of the New Cold War
The Cold War is perhaps not even remembered by this generation of Americans, beyond dim and distorted traces. Yes, the power alignments in the world have shifted, for example, by the rise of the...
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Glen Ford
Obama's Hot War
The United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any...
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Stephen M. Walt
AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy
The official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name would be "Operation Déjà Vu." As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons...
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