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Moral Leadership
Activists and five U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were arrested and led away in handcuffs after protesting Sudan's expulsion of 16 humanitarian aid groups from Darfur. Ellison said it is wrong to deny help to "the most vulnerable people on...
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Like Trekkies, But Paranoid
Bill Mahe r on bitter, isolated, weirdly obsessed Republicans who are "mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore, even though they're not quite sure what 'it' is," and the need for reasonable conservatives to denounce them. "Look, I get it, 'real America'... You're not ready to let go,...
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Good For Labor
The Obama administration has named Mary Beth Maxwell, an activist, organizer and key supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act, as senior adviser to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Labor activists cheered the choice; unsurprisingly, Republicans didn't. “They know she is not a wallflower," said Bill...
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Making It Real
Thanks to the ACLU, the Department of Defense will release over 40 more photos next month of prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hard as it is, we all need to see them. "This shows that the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib was not aberrational but was systemic and widespread," said Amrit Singh...
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Torture As Reality Show
Can it get any weirder? Now MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is offering to pay $1,000 to charity for every second Fox News' Sean Hannity endures waterboarding, as Hannity suggested on an earlier show, to teach him "the searing truth" that "waterboarding, the symbol of the last administration, is torture...
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In Africa, A Great Need
Makuyuni primary school in Tanzania With the G20 agreement pretty much leaving Africa behind, the International Monetary Fund is facing pressure from an aid coalition led by Bob Geldof to set aside more proceeds of a planned sale of gold reserves to help Africa, suffering from the credit crunch...
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Haiti's Hard Hard Times
Patrick Farrell's powerful photos of Haiti after last year's hurricanes won him a Pulitzer Prize this week. For more go here
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All The News We Can Afford to Print, But Keep Those Bonuses Coming
At a time when the illustrious New York Times is demanding pay cuts for employees, including those at the Times-owned Boston Globe, their executives are getting big bonuses and fringe benefits, according to proxy statement numbers. Times CEO Janet Robinson got $5.58 million in 2008 and executive...
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So, Wait, We're Confused. Is That Good News?
Lacking any ideas whatsoever, it seems Republicans are having a hard time getting a handle on this opposition thing. That's why they've taken to calling President Obama a "fascist," explains Saul Anuzis, a former Michigan GOP chairman who recently joined forces with Newt Gingrich. "We’ve so...
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More From The Liars' Liar
Despite Dick Cheney's claim on Fox News that he "formally asked" the CIA to declassify memos showing how terrifically well torture works, a CIA source says no such request has been lodged. A Cheney spokesperson is refusing to clarify the claim. The former VP lie?! Gosh.
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