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Noam Chomsky: Obama’s attack on civil liberties

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?paging=off A description… Chomsky starts off asking the same question I did in the prior post: WHY is the US elite pursuing these policies? He actually doesn’t answer the question, but provides an appalling amount of detail on Obama’s attacks on civil … Continue reading

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White House Strategy for Africa Revealed: Intensified Militarization and War on Terror

White House Strategy for Africa Revealed: Intensified Militarization and War on Terror Wed, 06/20/2012 – 13:14 — Glen Ford   by BAR executive editor Glen Ford The White House has put in writing its policies for sub-Saharan Africa. The problem … Continue reading

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Bad Santa

‹‹ First ‹ Previous June 11th, 2012 Bad Santa Barack Obama has a list and he’s checking it twice: a “kill list” that he personally reviewed in order to decide whom he wants to assassinate, according to The New York … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Bully?

Who’s Your Bully? from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Mitt Romney, the Washington Post alleges, bullied a boy he thought was gay. The Obama campaign stands to benefit—but let he who has not bullied cast the first set of sanctions cast the … Continue reading

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The American character

The American character Fareed Zakaria says current policies make Americans “look like scared, fearful, losers”; is he right? BY GLENN GREENWALD (updated below) Fareed Zakaria, normally a reliable and pleasant purveyor of conventional “centrist” wisdom, has a genuinely good and surprisingly confrontational CNN column … Continue reading

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Pete Petersen hosts Bill Clinton, Paul Ryan, Alan Simpson, Chris Van Hollen to discuss Social Security “compromise”

Pete Petersen hosts Bill Clinton, Paul Ryan, Alan Simpson, Chris Van Hollen to discuss Social Security “compromise” By Gaius Publius on 5/07/2012 09:15:00 AM The push is on. This will be one of the big battles of the coming year. First, Nancy Pelosi joined Steny Hoyer in … Continue reading

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PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz

PBS interview about financial crisis with Joe Stiglitz By Chris in Paris on 5/06/2012 09:15:00 PM It’s a long read, but it’s very good. During the interview, Stiglitz discusses the failure of regulation, the lack of transparency with the banks (even today) and … Continue reading

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The Forever War

The Forever War from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Although headlines trumpeted troop withdrawals scheduled for 2014, the United States has signed an agreement with the Afghan government pledging continued military support through the year 2024.

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It’s apartheid in the West Bank, but Obama and liberal Jews are too ‘intimidated’ to say anything — Perlstein in Rolling Stone

It’s apartheid in the West Bank, but Obama and liberal Jews are too ‘intimidated’ to say anything — Perlstein in Rolling Stone from Mondoweiss by Philip Weiss It’s finally happening. The great slumbering and privileged body of integrated American Jews is lifting its … Continue reading

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Repulsive progressive hypocrisy

Repulsive progressive hypocrisy BY GLENN GREENWALD https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.salon.com%2F2012%2F02%2F08%2Frepulsive_progressive_hypocrisy%2F&size=medium&count=true&annotation=bubble&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fgapi%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3DJply8MRgngQ.en.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D!n_yunSsn15SIR87Grw%2Fd%3D1%2F#id=I1_1328801519860&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.salon.com&rpctoken=313547518&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart President Barack Obama speaks at UPS, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)  (Credit: AP) (updated below) During the Bush years, Guantanamo was the core symbol of right-wing radicalism and … Continue reading

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