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April 19, 2011

>Are Rising Oil and Food Prices a Scam?

>By Danny Schechter
April 19, 2011

The global economy and its recovery, and the living standards of millions of plain folks, are now at risk from the sudden rise in oil and commodity prices.

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April 19, 2011

>Spy vs. Spy: the First Patriots Day

>By Robert Parry
April 18-19, 2011

Patriots Day commemorates the start of the American Revolution, the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, and the staggering British retreat to Boston. What’s less known is how the Americans outfoxed the British at one of their own strengths, intelligence.

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April 18, 2011

>McGovern Reflects on Truth-Telling

>By Ray McGovern
April 18, 2011

I’m still smarting from Fox News describing me as “an elderly man” who, it was thought, might have had a sign or might have begun to shout out, and thus had to be “escorted out” of the auditorium while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was speaking at George Washington University on Feb. 15.

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April 17, 2011

>The Civil War and Founding Principles

>By the Rev. Howard Bess
April 17, 2011

We Americans are observing the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, North and South.

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April 17, 2011

>Israel’s ‘Lobbification’ of Congress

>By Lawrence Davidson
April 17, 2011

Lobbification is a word I have just coined for the corruptive process that bends politicians to the will of special interests – that is to the will of lobbies.

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April 17, 2011

>How I View the American Crisis

>By Robert Parry
April 17, 2011

Some readers tell me that I devote too much time to the historical context of the American political/media crisis. They say I should focus more on its current manifestations, especially when there are so many to address. And these readers have a point.

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April 15, 2011

>Twenty Years Ago, a Lost Opportunity

>By Robert Parry
April 15, 2011

Twenty years ago, there was a chance to expose some of the darkest secrets of Ronald Reagan’s presidency: how his men had sabotaged President Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign and how the Iran-Contra scandal had really begun.

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April 15, 2011

>Interstates and States of Grief

>By Phil Rockstroh
April 15, 2011

I’m in Atlanta, Georgia, at present, among the scent of pine trees and the reek of Southern denial.

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April 14, 2011

>Outrage Mounts over Bradley Manning

>By Kevin Zeese
April 14, 2011

The eight months of solitary confinement of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at the Quantico brig has drawn national and international criticism in the last week. Support is growing for him around the world with 500,000 writing President Barack Obama in the last few days and with hundreds of top U.S. legal scholars criticizing his conditions of confinement.

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April 14, 2011

>Why Pakistan Resists CIA Strikes

>By Gareth Porter
April 14, 2011

The Pakistani military’s recent demands on the United States to curb drone strikes and reduce the number of U.S. spies operating in Pakistan, which have raised tensions between the two countries to a new high, were a response to U.S. military and intelligence programs that had gone well beyond what the Pakistanis had agreed to in past years.

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