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Mythopedia Will Help You Debunk Conservative Whoppers, But Beware - They're Armed
Today marks the opening of the annual conservative confab known as CPAC. The schedule includes illustrious speakers: Ted Cruz, John Bolton, Bobby Jindal, Wayne LaPierre; panels: "The American Dream vs. The Obama Nightmare," "IRS Targeting Scandal: Protecting the Voice of the People, Sponsored by...
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Documents Say Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan
A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago. If true, the revelations cast new light on the $1 billion lawsuit...
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National Endowment for Democracy: A Tool of US Empire in Venezuela
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer. What has the NED been up to in Venezuela? Before going into details, it is important to note what NED is and is...
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What the Hell is Barack Obama's Presidency For?
His ascent to power had meaning, but now his interventions are too rare and too piecemeal to constitute a narrative
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When It Comes to Public Services, Government Knows Best
Minneapolis will soon vote to shift nearly 180 privately owned bus shelters to public ownership following numerous complaints about the lack of maintenance and upkeep. When it does it will join the burgeoning ranks of cities who have discovered that when it comes to public services government knows...
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The GOP Has a Hot Air Problem on Climate Change
If US conservatives are truly worried about debt for future generations, they can start by acknowledging climate change
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US Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File New Suit Against Tokyo Electric Power
Citing a wide range of ailments from leukemia to blindness to birth defects, 79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi (“Friendship”) have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power. The suit includes an infant born with a genetic...
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When Did "The Sixties" Really Begin? Here's Why It Matters
When, exactly, did the era of radical ferment we remember as "the '60s" begin? Exactly one half-century ago, PBS tells us in its recent documentary titled "1964," kicking off a year when we'll celebrate the 50 th anniversary of a host of memorable events: Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty,...
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50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima
Fukushima ’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret. Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed—successfully—at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye. But that doesn’t keep the actual radiation out of our...
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No Tears for the Real Robert Gates
In the early 1970s, I was chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch in which Robert M. Gates worked as a young CIA analyst. While it may be true that I was too inexperienced at the time to handle all the management challenges of such a high-powered office, one of the things I did get right...
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