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So What If She's Insane, Incoherent, Unethical and Unreliable, And What's With The Waders?
In spite of her up and quitting the job she was supposed to be doing for reasons that remain...um...elusive, it seems many in the GOP still think Sarah Palin would make one heck of a president. A new USA Today/Gallup poll found that 72% of Republicans would be very or somewhat likely to vote for...
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The Wellstone Legacy
In his first legislative act, Al Franken – new senator from Minnesota and member of four unions – signed on as co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act. Announcing the move at an AFL-CIO reception, he quoted the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, the longtime labor rights supporter whose seat Franken will...
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Telling the Palestinian Story
From Mondoweiss and Muslim progressive Sammer Aboelela, a blueprint to awakening an American public largely indifferent to the Palestiian struggle. Among the strategies: "detribalize" the narrative to make people understand the issue as a struggle for civil rights; humanize the daily plight of...
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Still Watching the White House, But From Elsewhere
The recent firing of hard-hitting Washington Post blogger, Bush critic and Obama watchdog Dan Froomkin left what even the Post acknowledged was "an army of angry followers." With Froomkin promptly hired by the Huffington Post, Glenn Greenwald takes an insightful look at the shifting dynamic of...
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The Cost of the Global US Military Presence
The U.S. military's global presence is vast and costly. More than one-third of U.S. troops are currently based abroad or afloat in international waters, and hundreds of bases and access agreements exist throughout the world. At the beginning of the 21st century, the government pushed to expand this...
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The Angel of Death Tour
Accompanied by his usual hate-filled, over-the-top rhetoric, anti-abortion nutjob Randall Terry, who labelled the newly slain Dr. George Tiller a "mass murderer," today kicked off a 12-city Filibuster Sotomayor Tour in the name of "the babies who will die under her judicial reign." The tour will...
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President As 14-Year-Old Cowboy and Oedipal Victim, Wholly Lacking In Irony
Whoah. It seems when George W. opens his library to commemorate all the swell things he accomplished during his reign, it will feature one of his all-time favorite things: Saddam Hussein's pistol, found when Saddam was pulled in his p.j.'s from a hole in the ground. Bush library spokesman Mark...
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Let These People Go
From Gaza, two heartrending videos tell the stories of two young Palestinians blocked from scholarships, and the world. "Hear the anguish in these children's voices, and you will understand why it is absolutely essential for American Jews to recall their cultural memory of the Warsaw Ghetto, and...
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True But Way Too Many Confessions
As the cringe-worthy Gov. Mark Sanford continues to tell us more than we need to know, Jon Stewart nails the surreal nexus in America where sex, media, politics and showbiz inevitably meet. "God killed Michael Jackson to save your ass, and you gave another interview?"
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Still In the Losing-Our-Shirts-and-Credibility Business, But Out of the Salon Business
It seems lobbyists will have to influence-peddle the old-fashioned way – sneakily – now that the red-faced, cash-strapped Washington Post has cancelled its planned series of "salons" offering access to policy-makers in exchange for a modest $25,000. (See below.) The leaked fliers for the events...
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