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February 11, 2016
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All Sides in the Syria War Have at Least One Thing in Common: Slaughtering Civilians

The conflict will be remembered for its horrific death toll and massive refugee exodus. But it will also be remembered as the site of yet another Great Game involving Russia, the West and its allies.
 

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No, I Won’t Vote for Hillary Clinton. And Yes, I Am a Feminist Millennial

Equating women’s support for Bernie Sanders with their not being true feminists is simply bunk. And many progressive millennials aren’t buying it.
 
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Tom Friedman Surrenders to Israel’s One-State Solution and Predicts a Middle East Apocalypse

Tom Friedman of the New York Times, who for decades championed a two-state solution, has abandoned the polite fiction that there will ever be a Palestinian state alongside Israel, and ridicules American presidential candidates for speaking as though it were still possible.
 
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The comedy website greeted the GOP front-runner’s victory in the New Hampshire primary with the surprise release of “The Art of the Deal,” a 50-minute streaming film starring Depp as a very convincing Trump.

Although the Stephen Colbert of the “Late Show” can’t compare to the Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” when it comes to setting Fox News hosts straight, his recent discussion with the “O’Reilly Factor” pundit is certainly worth a watch, especially the bit where Colbert points out why O’Reilly is dead wrong about Sanders’ policies.

 
 
 
 
VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges and Salinas Leaders Decry the Decline of Another Company Town

In this episode of the teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” Truthdig columnist and series host Chris Hedges talks with two figures from the American agribusiness center of Salinas, California about the corporate takeover of the city’s political system, its impact on local workers and the similarities between Salinas and Detroit.

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Michael Moore Says His New Movie Will Change America

“Free universal health care, free university, free day care, taxing and policing hedge fund millionaires—have already happened in nearly every other industrialized country in the world! And I have the evidence—and the film—to prove it!”

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Tries to Monopolize Kanye West’s New Album With $10 Million Offer

Shkreli is facing fraud charges and has repeatedly affirmed his status as poster boy for Wall Street greed with his price-gouging practices while head of Turing Pharmaceuticals. So what’s the “pharma bro” up to now? Apparently, trying to buy Kanye West’s new album with the caveat that no one else can own it. 

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Sanders and His Supporters May Have to Overcome Democratic Party Superdelegates

Bernie Sanders won the popular vote in the New Hampshire primary by a large margin, but Hillary Clinton could take more of the state’s delegates to the nominating convention. Not to fear, though—Sanders supporters can overcome this anti-democratic system.

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Welcome to the United States of Flint

The children of Flint, Mich., are hardly the only ones threatened by lead. There’s a crisis in Baltimore, Herculaneum, Mo., Sebring, Ohio, and even the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. And that’s just to begin the list.

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Chilling Warning on Warming’s Future Legacy

Scientists stress the need for climate policy to focus not on this century but on the inescapable impact of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10,000 years.

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Here’s Why Black History Must Be Remembered All Year Long

As the rest of the nation celebrates Black History Month, this February I’m taking a graduate-level course I call “Dead White Men.”

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Touchdown for Black Lives Matter

Super Bowl 50 was perhaps the most political in pro football’s history. Not for the game itself, but for the remarkable halftime show with its powerful performance by musical superstar Beyoncé.

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Caving to Coal Interests, Supreme Court Blocks Key Climate Action

“We’re disappointed the rule has been stayed, but you can’t stay climate change and you can’t stay climate action,” says an Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman.

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Sanders’ Call to Rein In Wall Street, Artfully Clear (VIDEO)

At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.

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Trump’s Impeachable Offense

GOP presidential candidates are endorsing torture again.

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New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

Where Clinton was old news to a new generation, a 74-year-old Washington warhorse emerged as a novel voice of authentic protest against the corruptions and injustices of traditional politics.

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There’s Hope for New Energy in the Wind and the Air

Scientists can now make energy by filtering carbon from the air with immense wind turbines. But commercial viability remains a challenge.

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Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Explains Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”

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‘The Finest Fighting Force in the History of the World’

Here’s my 21st century rule of thumb about this country: If you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so.

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VIDEOS: Watch Sanders’ and Trump’s New Hampshire Victory Speeches and Get a Rundown of the Results

With so many candidates in the race, especially on the Republican side, it can be hard to keep track of who’s winning, losing and dropping out. Here’s what you need from Tuesday’s primary.

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Sanders and Trump Steamroll the Establishment in New Hampshire: Major Implications for Contest Ahead

The 21-point victory for Bernie Sanders and twice the vote totals of any other Republican for Donald Trump will send shock waves.

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What New Hampshire Actually Tells Us

You will hear pundits analyze the New Hampshire primaries and conclude that the political “extremes” are now gaining in American politics—that the Democrats have moved to the left and the Republicans have moved to the right, and the “center” will not hold. Baloney.

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Did Bashar Assad Win New Hampshire? Trump’s and Sanders’ Mideast Policies

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won big in New Hampshire on Tuesday. So what foreign policies did the good people of New Hampshire vote for?

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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary

This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.

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VIDEO: GOP Candidates’ Fates on the Line in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush brought his mom and brother out to rally for his cause during the lead-up to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but will their combined dynastic powers be enough to keep him in the running for the 2016 presidential contest?

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VIDEO: Samantha Bee Completely Nailed It in Her ‘Full Frontal’ Debut

“The Republicans laid out a banquet of all-you-can-eat crazy,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent said.

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