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Fishing For Muslims
A Muslim organization in the Detroit area, home to one of the country's largest Muslim communities, has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate complaints the FBI is asking members to spy on Islamic leaders and congregations. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan sent the...
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Take Back the Economy
Economist Robert Reich has joined a coalition of progressive organizations in a campaign by SEIU and Brave New Films to fire Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis. Reich narrates a video that explores the growing public anger at executives "taking home boat loads of money" while firing thousands of workers.
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Guantanamo Calling
In the first media interview with a Guantanamo prisoner, a detainee from Chad awaiting release secretly called Al-Jazeera to complain of beatings and tear gassing there. Mohammed el Gharani called Sami al-Hajj, a journalist for the Arab network who was himself held at Guantanamo for six years. His...
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Taxes, Schmaxes: Party On The Islands!
As we prols struggle to get our modest money to the feds so they can do horrific things with it, let us consider the $100 billion that corporations – including bailout recipients Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Bank of America – have stashed in the Cayman Islands. "Tax Shell Game," a new report by...
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The Long Road Back
The news that Spain will go ahead with indicting Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush officials for torture at Guantanamo is huge. While it inevitably raises questions – Why Spain and not the U.S? Why not Bush and Cheney? What took so long? – it's a welcome start on the long road back to the...
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We Hate Goodbyes Too, But This Is Ridiculous
Still more judges have told Norman Coleman to give it up in his millennium-long recount battle against Al Franken in Minnesota, yet his campaign is vowing to appeal the latest loss to the state's Supreme Court "so that no voter is left behind." Even MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has had enough : "...
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Small, Green Victories
Even in Maine, snow's melting, spring's coming, little green shoots – miracle! – are inching up. Thus does it lift our hearts to hear Michelle Obama report that on last week's trip to Europe, the "number one question" to her from world leaders was about the new Victory Garden: "Every single person...
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Truth-Telling: Hazardous to Your Health
This week's espionage trial in Iran of Roxana Saberi, an American-Iranian journalist, is a potent reminder of the dangers journalists face daily, usually without public recognition. Raised in Fargo, N.D., Saberi worked for NPR, BBC and Fox News before being arrested in Iran, first for buying wine,...
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Hola Cuba
 Following through on a campaign promise, President Obama said Monday he will lift some travel and gift restrictions on Cuba, and allow U.S. companies to provide cell and television services on the island. But for now he is keeping in place a decades-old trade embargo widely viewed as...
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