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More Than the Sequester Clock Is Ticking
Last night, I underwent an unintentional thought experiment: My husband noticed there was no clock in my home office and offered to buy me one as a gift. That would be great, I said, just please don’t get one of those battery-driven clocks with their annoyingly loud tick-tock. No sooner had I said...
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Stirring International Tensions, Israel Green-Lights Oil Drilling in Occupied Syrian Territory
In a move that many anticipate will incite international protest, Israel has authorized oil drilling in the occupied Golan Heights territory, awarding the first contract to a US-Israeli energy firm. Considering the land's official status as an Israeli-occupied Syrian territory, awarding a drilling...
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Touré: America May Have Committed War Crimes Via Drone—but Keep Up Strikes Anyway
The MSNBC anchor adds, "I wonder if some in this nation are getting a little soft when they are defending the civil liberties of Al Qaeda members."
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America’s Global Torture Network
The title, “Globalizing Torture,” says it all. This meticulous accounting of the network of torture chambers that the United States has authorized in more than 54 nations is a damning indictment that should make all of us in this country cringe with shame. The report is a product of the Open...
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The Grilling that John Brennan Deserves
As Washington’s pundit class sees it, Defense Secretary-designee Chuck Hagel deserves a tough grilling over his hesitancy to go to war with Iran and his controversial detection of a pro-Israel lobby operating in the U.S. capital, but prospective CIA Director John Brennan should get only a few...
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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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