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The Seduction of John Brennan’s “Moral Rectitude”
As has been floating over the last few days, Obama will reportedly appoint John Brennan CIA Director later today. For what it's worth, having John Brennan in a position where he will be subject to Congressional oversight–rather than the oversight-free and more expansive position he’s in now–might...
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The Senate Report on CIA Interrogations You May Never See
A Senate committee is close to putting the final stamp on a massive report on the CIA's detention, interrogation and rendition of terror suspects. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the Select Committee on Intelligence, called the roughly 6,000-page report "the most definitive review of...
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A Mandate to Raise Taxes on the Rich? Election Numbers Say 'Yes'
Joe Scarborough asks in his latest comment on the politics of the fiscal cliff: “Mandate? What mandate?” The former Republican congressman turned able MSNBC host poses the question in order to examine whether rational Republicans might feel “bound by the same mandate Barack Obama presumes he owns”...
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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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