Monthly Archives: May 2011

Al-Jazeera Footage Captures ‘Western Troops on the Ground’ in Libya | Common Dreams

Al-Jazeera Footage Captures ‘Western Troops on the Ground’ in Libya | Common Dreams. I believe we start out calling them “advisors”.

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Free Press: FCC Has No Choice but to Reject AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile | Common Dreams

“Make no mistake: AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile will cost jobs, stifle innovation and kill competition in the wireless market, sticking consumers with the bill. The FCC’s mandate is to ensure this merger is in the public interest, and thus it … Continue reading

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Health Insurers Have Had Their Chance | Common Dreams

Of the many supporters of a single-payer health care system in the United States, some of the most ardent are small business owners who have struggled to continue offering coverage to their workers. But even with financial help from the … Continue reading

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Jarring Disconnect: If Joblessness and Hopelessness Undermine Democracy in the Middle East, What About Here at Home? | Truthout

In his latest speec­hes on the Mid­dle East, Pre­sident Obama, both at the State De­part­ment and at the G8 meet­ing in Fran­ce, has pled­ged bi­ll­ions of dol­lars in economic aid to Mid­dle Eas­tern co­unt­ries, draw­ing a di­rect con­nec­tion bet­ween the … Continue reading

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Unless We Stop Endlessly Repeating Cliches About America’s Past, We Will Never Reach Its Future | BuzzFlash.org

This bittersweet feeling of seeing a volunteer army – many of whose members join because of lack of other job opportunities – fight largely for the maintenance of empire and the geo-political control of fossil fuels makes it increasingly harder … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Election Board Failed to Review Minutes From Waukesha County “Recount” Before Certifying Supreme Court Election Results | Truthout

Wis­consin’s Govern­ment Ac­coun­tabil­ity Board (GAB), the state’s top elec­tion agen­cy, of­ficial­ly cer­tified [PDF] the con­trover­si­al re­sults of the extra­or­dinari­ly close April 5th statewide Sup­reme Court elec­tion and its sub­sequent “re­count.” Howev­er, as The BRAD BLOG has lear­ned, the agen­cy cer­tified … Continue reading

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The Revenge Killing of Osama bin Laden | Truthout

“For many at the Pen­tagon and the Centr­al In­tel­lig­ence Agen­cy who had spent near­ly a de­cade hunt­ing bin Laden, kill­ing the militant was a neces­sa­ry and just­ified act of ven­gean­ce,” they write. Further­more, “cap­tur­ing bin Laden alive would have also … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Alan: A Response to Alan Simpson’s Conservative Defenders | OurFuture.org

…while Simpson’s revealing gaffes remain a welcome political gift for opponents of Social Security and Medicare cuts, his staying power in elite policymaking circles only attests to the sad and distorted state of our nation’s fiscal debate—and the powerlessness of … Continue reading

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Justices Block Suit Against Ashcroft Over Detention of Material Witness – NYTimes.com

The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled that a man detained after the Sept. 11 attacks may not sue John D. Ashcroft, the former attorney general, for misusing the federal material-witness law.The case involved Abdullah al-Kidd, a native born American … Continue reading

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Pentagon: Computer Sabotage is an Act of War | AlterNet

Pentagon: Computer Sabotage is an Act of War | AlterNet. So, how many acts of war have we committed toward Iran?

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