April 13, 2011

>America’s ‘Great Disappointment’

>By Michael Winship
April 13, 2011

I was considering having myself dusted with ash and measured for sackcloth last week, so many are the current predictions of impending apocalypse.

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April 13, 2011

>Pity the Poor Tea Partier!

>By Robert Parry
April 12, 2011

Just think for a moment about the 55-year-old Tea Party activist who today is caught up in the excitement over Rep. Paul Ryan’s “bold” Republican budget. Picture the activist adjusting his tri-corner hat, waving his yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, and thrilled that finally someone is getting serious about dismantling the socialist tyranny of Medicare.

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April 13, 2011

>Will NATO’s War in Libya Save Lives?

>By Ivan Eland
April 12, 2011

There are many practical reasons why the U.S. military attack on Libya is a bad idea.

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April 12, 2011

>Reliving Ghosts of a Free-Market Past

>By Lawrence Davidson
April 12, 2011

In Charles Dickens’s 1848 story, A Christmas Carol, the ghost of Jacob Marley roams the earth weighted down by chains symbolizing the wrongs he committed in life.

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April 12, 2011

>More Twists and Turns in Wisconsin

>By Lisa Pease
April 12, 2011

I’m still mulling over the recent Wisconsin election in general and the actions of Waukesha County’s County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus in particular.

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April 11, 2011

>Why Americans Are So Easily Conned

>By Phil Rockstroh
April 11, 2011

The technologies that inflicted upon the world the ongoing tragedies in both the Gulf of Mexico and Japan serve a dangerous addiction, an addiction to blind optimism, a habituation of mind that allows us to dwell within provisional comfort zones but renders vast spaces of the world into death realms.

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April 10, 2011

>Heeding George Kennan’s Sage Advice

>By Ray McGovern
April 10, 2011 (Originally published November 3, 2009)

I can’t remember how many times I have said that the U.S. military adventure in Afghanistan is a fool’s errand.

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April 10, 2011

>Judge Goldstone’s Embattled Retreat

>By Uri Avnery
April 10, 2011

There is something tragicomic about the persona of Richard Goldstone.

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April 10, 2011

>Letting a Cuban Terrorist Go Free

>By Robert Parry
April 9, 2011

The acquittal of right-wing Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles on charges of lying to immigration officials underscores the U.S. double standard on terrorists, applying delicate legal rules to “ours” and a rough-and-tumble approach to “theirs.”

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April 10, 2011

>Shutdown Battle Just the Beginning

>By Danny Schechter
April 9, 2011

The Capitol Hill battlefield is still for the moment as the Easter holidays approach and the combatants get a break from the heated polemics and overnight bargaining sessions.

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