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War Crimes in Gaza
An international group of judges, prosecutors and activists have called on the U.N. to conduct an impartial investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during Israel's assault on Gaza. Their letter, distributed by Amnesty International, cited the need to adhere to the Geneva Conventions...
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Look Ma, No Wrinkles, Menopause, Debt or Grief!
Born as a slut, she has persevered through a billion outfits, 50,000 makeovers and 108 careers, including astronaut, lifeguard, doctor, paleontologist, fighter pilot, yoga instructor, Canadian Mountie, Mary Kay consultant, World Cup soccer player, Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, rapper, and oh yes,...
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Talk About Your Priorities
With so much on America's plate – two wars, global warming, a sinkhole of an economy, etc – it's supremely reassuring to see that Republicans are on the job. Rep. Bill Posey of Florida has introduced legislation requiring presidential candidates to produce a birth certificate. A spokesman said the...
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Not What We Had In Mind For Our Money, Which We Frankly Didn't Want To Give You Anyway
In the wake of disclosures that Citigroup and Bank of America spent some of its billions in bailout money to lobby Wal-Mart and other big companies to defeat an act making it easier for workers to form unions, CREDO has launched a campaign for better oversight of TARP money. If banks don't stop...
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In Gaza, The Lethal Threat of Chickpeas and Toilet Paper
A Gaza Digest from members of the CodePink International Women's Delegation brings more troubling news about conditions there. Children remain hardest hit, with Israeli officials still blocking entry of humanitarian aid ranging from the vital – toys, books, building materials for destroyed schools...
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No More Mr. Nice Funny Guy
It was great to see Jon Stewart drop the goofy faces and get down to some journalistic nitty-gritty last night as he blasted "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer and CNBC for glib, irresponsible "reporting" on the brewing economic collapse that amounted to "selling snake oil as vitamin tonic." Urging...
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Keep America Safe – Send These Guys To Jail
Despite a report from the ACLU that the Patriot Act has been "disastrous for Americans’ rights," more than a dozen conservative House Republicans have introduced a bill to reauthorize what Lamar Smith of Texas called its "proven and effective" provisions that allow "roving" wiretaps, perusal of...
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Of Shoes and Bodies, Still
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President Bush was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday, two days after a suicide bombing killed 33 people at the Abu Ghraib market. The bombing, one of so many, failed to make the front page of the government newspaper. The journalist,...
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The World Shrinks, The Mind Boggles
Luddite Redux Dept: A mere 125 years and a day after the invention of the telephone, Facebook has launched an Arabic and Hebrew version, aligned right to left as it must be and boasting – no idea how they do it – a mechanism to render accurate gender-sensitive verbs. Now Arabic, spoken by 250...
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New Poll Reveals 56 Percent Of Americans Favor Bank Nationalization
From Think Progress : A new Newsweek poll finds that 72 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of President Obama , 58 percent approve of the job he is doing, and 65 percent are very or somewhat confident that he will be successful in turning the economy around. The poll also contains the...
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