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Magic Mittens, The Candidate of Change
Evidently Mittens didn't like his previous 8,472 incarnations, so in Ohio he's now unveiled his new theme of "real change, change that offers promise (that) the future will be better than the past." And hey, what better person to lead that charge and headline his big Texas fundraiser than...umm.....
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The US Presidential Debates' Illusion of Political Choice
The issue is not what separates Romney and Obama, but how much they agree. This hidden consensus has to be exposed
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Meet the Press Gives Netanyahu Cheney's Bully Pulpit for War
If you happened to catch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Meet the Press this past Sunday , you may have thought you were watching a rerun from ten years ago. After all, it was September 2002 -- almost a decade ago to the day -- that Dick Cheney went on Meet the Press to sell Americans...
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The Bush Administration’s Oft-Repeated (and Now Challenged) Waterboarding Claims
For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror suspects. Despite nearly endless revelations and investigations about the U.S.'s treatment of detainees, there has never been evidence contradicting those claims. But that changed earlier this month...
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Romney-Ryan Prep School Fantasies: Wrong About Teachers... and Parents
Politicians who are hellbent on undermining—and ultimately privatizing—public education in America often imagine that parents share their disdain for public-school teachers and the unions that represent educators. It is a fantasy fostered by too much listening to right-wing talk radio shows and too...
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Romney's Hamm-Handed Energy Policy
Poor Mitt Romney. He keeps trying to prop up his bad policy proposals with gimmicky political props that flop. He recently unveiled his energy policy, for example, in Hobbs, N.M., rather than in ExxonMobil's boardroom, which is the only place his oil-soaked proposal would actually receive genuine,...
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Getting Rid of George W. Bush Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
The issue isn't Obama, any more than it was Bush before him. The issue is US power
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You Were Right When You Waved That “No Blood for Oil” Sign. Iraq Was About Oil
It was never exactly rocket science. You didn’t have to be Einstein to figure it out. In early 2003, the Bush administration was visibly preparing to invade Iraq, a nation with a nasty ruler who himself hadn’t hesitated to invade another country, Iran, in the early 1980s for no purpose except self-...
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Getting Rid of Dubya Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
The issue isn't Obama, any more than it was Bush before him. The issue is US power
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The Ryan-Romney Flim-Flam Ticket
Let's talk budget! Yes, the wonky wonderland of the federal budget, with page after page of numbers — what fun, eh? No. Most people would prefer a root canal to a budget discussion (indeed, I've heard that some dentists use a recording of budget numbers to anesthetize their root-canal patients —...
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