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The Nightmare Scenario

A former arms control expert in the Soviet Union argues that Bush, in his obsession with North Korea and Iran’s relatively minuscule nuclear threat, has effectively ignored the much more perilous threat of Russia’s 10,000-strong nuclear arsenal.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE


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Afghan Autopsy

America began its so-called war on terror with the intention of driving the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Five years later, the Taliban is back, Osama bin Laden is still alive, and insurgent fighters cite the U.S. presence in the country as their main wellspring of rage. How did it come to this? Truthdig contributor Christian Parenti, just back from Afghanistan, reports.

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer puts the 9/11 conspiracy theories in perspective.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Israel’s Barrier to Peace

Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times, argues that there can be no hope for peace in the Middle East as long as America continues to aid Israel in its dehumanizing practices.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


The face of the occupation

The Occupation of Iraqi Hearts and Minds

Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen, an American reporter who has lived for the last three years in Iraq and who can pass as Middle Eastern, describes what it’s like to live under the boot of a culturally callous—and sometimes criminal—occupying force in Iraq.

Posted on Jun 27, 2006 READ MORE


The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
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Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


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The Great Immigration Debate: Getting Beyond Denial

Marc Cooper peels away the myths shrouding the U.S. immigration debate.

Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE


Year of the Queer

Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality

Truthdig’s Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay studies, argues that for all the hoopla surrounding “Brokeback Mountain” and this year’s spate of gay-themed films, there is little about them that upends Hollywood conventions or challenges popular ideas about homosexuality. “Hollywood and much of the media may be awash in liberal self-congratulation,” Gross writes, “but they—and we—are also soaking in the familiar hypocrisy of homophobia.” Update: Down to the Wire

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


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In Google, Yahoo, Should We Trust?

For years, we’ve been supplying the oracles of Google and Yahoo with the most intimate details our personal health, political leanings, and secret obsessions.

The government is already combing through Internet archives.

Mark Malseed, co-author of the international bestseller “The Google Story,” argues that it’s time we started asking better questions about our queries.

Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


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