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Cheney Family Values: How Liz Cheney is Funding the War on Labor Rights in Ohio
Dick Cheney was once a union man -- after flunking out of Yale, the future vice president worked as an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers lineman in Wyoming -- but now his daughter is leading the fight to destroy unions in America. The essential battle for organized labor in America...
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The Cronyism Behind a Pipeline for Crude
Late last month, the Obama administration unveiled a new tool that lets anyone send a petition to the White House; get 5,000 signatures in 30 days and you’re guaranteed some kind of answer. My prediction: it’s not going to stop people from trying to occupy Wall Street. After the past few years, we’...
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Cheney Praises Strike, But Seeks Apology
Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for ordering the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, calling it "a very good strike" and "justified." But Cheney and his daughter Liz, who appeared together on CNN's "State of the Union" said President Barack Obama owes...
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Standing Against Cheney
On his first visit out of the country, several hundred rowdy protesters greeted Dick Cheney this week when he went to Vancouver to hawk his "memoir" at a book club , with those attending the event having to climb or be hauled over protesters by police. The protests came a week after Human Rights...
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The Irvine 11: Islamophobia is Alive and Well
Muslim students' arrest for interrupting the Israeli ambassador's speech in California shows discrimination at work.
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Endless War, Lies and Terror: The Decade Since 9/11
"We support your war of terror," proclaims Borat to a cheering crowd of Americans in a stadium, in the popular Sacha Baron Cohen film. The crowd apparently thinks he got the preposition wrong, but what makes the line darkly humorous is that he didn't. Most of the victims of America's wars that are...
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America the Amnesiac: On Remembering to Forget on September 11
Never forget. For ten years now, we've repeated the magic words, the gestures, the rituals. Today, of course, we can hardly forget to remember: to return to that luminous Tuesday morning, when the autumn day turned to darkness, and thousands turned to dust. And yet we find, more and more with every...
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Ten Years, Ten Lessons
September 11, 2001 was a traumatizing day for the United States. The photographs of the airplanes crashing into the World Trade Towers are still haunting, and the senseless loss of life is still painful. Images of the burning trade towers and people jumping to their deaths are indelibly etched into...
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Iraq Still in a Terrible Mess
Just because U.S. soldiers aren’t dying in Iraq doesn’t mean all is well there. The New York Times had as a recent headline “Iraq War Marks First Month With No U.S. Military Deaths,” with a certain Colonel Douglas Crissman saying, “If you had thought about a month without a death back during the...
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Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Dark Art of Propaganda
“When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it,” wrote Joseph Goebbels, Germany’s Reich minister of propaganda, in 1941. Former Vice President Dick Cheney seems to have taken the famous Nazi’s advice in his new book, “In My Time.” Cheney remains staunch in his convictions on issues from the...
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