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Walter Cronkite: End the War on Drugs

The legendary CBS anchorman pens a column attacking our nation’s “inhumane” drug war: “Nothing will change until someone has the courage to stand up and say what so many politicians privately know: The war on drugs has failed.”

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Pizza Magnate Plans Catholic-Governed Town

The founder of Domino’s Pizza is planning on spending $250 million to create a Florida town with no abortions, no porn and no birth control.
Civil libertarians are threatening to sue, and liberal Catholics are likening the idea to Islamic fundamentalism.
Couldn’t the guy put his money where it’s really needed, like toward schools in Darfur? Or a pizza crust that doesn’t resemble a sponge full of grease? (Hat tip: Huff Post)

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Tony Blair: Shut Down Guantanamo Prison

The British prime minister becomes the latest to urge the closure of the infamous detention center in Cuba. Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and Sen. Joe Biden, among others, have all made similar pleas, which the White House has brushed off.

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The Spies Who Came In From the Cold

Even though Germany sat out the invasion of Iraq, its spies in Baghdad passed on reams of information to the U.S. command, according to classified Berlin files.

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Bill Clinton Advised UAE on Ports Deal

The spinmeister in chief gave the Arab country advice on how to allay concerns about its pending takeover of major U.S. ports. (Clinton did this at the same time his wife was railing against the deal—just in case anyone mistakenly assumes that the N.Y. senator takes all her cues from the ex-prez.)

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Saudi Group Alleges Wiretapping by U.S.

This may provide the first detailed evidence of U.S. residents being spied upon by Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program.

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Al Qaeda in 2002: We Infiltrated UAE

The terrorist organization wrote that it had infiltrated the United Arab Emirates government four years ago, and that the emirates were “well aware” of the infiltration. This is the country that is angling to take over control of major U.S. ports. (Hat tip: Think Progress and Scripps Howard, which broke the news.)

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Tape: Bush Warned on Levees Before Katrina

Confidential video footage obtained by the Associated Press proves that federal officials warned Bush that Hurricane Katrina could breach levees and cause a tidal wave of disaster.

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  • Ex-FEMA chief Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown says Bush was overconfident about FEMA’s response to Katrina
  • FireDogLake: In an attempt to spin the story and make Bush seem in charge, the White House leaked Newsweek transcripts from FEMA conference calls during and after Katrina

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    Port Deal Never Probed for Terror Ties

    A Republican lawmaker tells CNN that the Homeland Security Dept. never investigated whether the UAE company slotted to take control over major U.S. ports had any connection to Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups.

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    ‘Simpsons’ Trump First Amendment

    OK, OK, we know that it’s a waste of breath of get exercised over the ignorance educational quirks of the American populace, but get this: Only one in four people can name more than one First Amendment freedom, while half of people in a poll can name at least two “Simpsons” family members.

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