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Change is Gonna Come? Global Health Expert Nominated by US for World Bank Presidency
For the very first time, the U.S. government has nominated a qualified candidate to be the President of the World Bank. In order to maintain control of the institution by donors, rather than those impacted by its decisions, the U.S. and EU share a tacit agreement that the World Bank president has...
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The (Larry) Summers of Our Discontent
Why the world should keep destructive men out of the World Bank
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Drumbeats of War: Israel says Iranian Missiles Aimed at US
'Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again.'
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My Bad Angel: Vengeance vs Forgiveness, This Eternal Struggle
At the close of the year, I am sometimes moved to forgive my enemies. But could I manage it – even if they were penitent?
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A Man in Tunisia, a Movement on Wall Street, and the Soldier Who Ignited the Fuse
It's Saturday night and I didn't want the day to end before I sent out this note to you. One year ago today (December 17th), Mohamed Bouazizi, a man who had a simple produce stand in Tunisia, set himself on fire to protest his government's repression. His singular sacrifice ignited a revolution...
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Looking Back on the Road to Folly
In October, 2002, I wrote an analysis of the impending Iraq War for “American Conservative” entitled “The Road to Folly.” I observed, “A war that fails to achieve clear political objectives is merely an exercise in violence and futility.” Having covered 14 conflicts as a war correspondent and the...
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Oil Wars? Not a Chance
Way back then, the signs out on the streets read: "No Blood for Oil," "How did USA's oil get under Iraq's sand?" and "Don't trade lives for oil!" Such homemade placards, carried by deluded antiwar protesters in enormous demonstrations before the Bush administration launched its invasion of Iraq in...
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Symptoms of the Bush-Obama Presidency
The Saved and the Sacked
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Obama’s Bush-League World: Making Earth a Global Free-Fire Zone
Is the Obama National Security Team a Pilotless Drone?
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Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force
This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, with support from The Fund for Constitutional Government.   Most days in 2005, a small group of agents with the Detainee Abuse Task Force (DATF) trickled into their one-room office at Camp Victory, part of...
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