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The Two Mitts

It’s all over but the shouting, or, in this case, the polite applause: Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee. But which Mitt Romney? Will it be Mitt One or Mitt Two?

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 READ MORE


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Bank of New York Case Tests IRS Power to Halt Foreign Tax Abuses

In November 2001, the Bank of New York quietly transferred nearly $8 billion of its assets—almost 10 percent of its holdings at the time—to a trust in the small, business-friendly state of Delaware in a critical first step in setting up a tax shelter that has cost the government more than $1 billion in revenue in the past decade.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE


What the Laws of War Allow

Was the massacre of 13 Iraqis publicized in the WikiLeaks video “Collateral Murder” really a “war crime”—or just plain old war? Some have argued that the slaughter, if legal, was therefore justified and, though unfortunate, no big deal. But it is possible to draw a starkly different conclusion: the “legality” of this act is an indictment of the laws of war as we know them.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE

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First They Come for the Muslims

Another Muslim activist has gone to prison as a result of the government’s criminalization of what people say and believe.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 READ MORE

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Ending Fecklessness on Guns

Mayors have filled the void left in state legislatures, Congress and the White House by moderates, liberals and many conservatives who ought to know better but are too petrified by the NRA to confront it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 READ MORE

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Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

Economic war led by Washington (and encouraged by Israel) will not take down the Iranian government or bring it to the bargaining table on its knees ready to surrender its nuclear program. But it may lead to armed conflict with incalculable consequences. 

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Peter Edelman

One of the ultimate acts of speaking truth to power occurs when one actually occupies a position of power, as is the case with this week’s Truthdigger, former Clinton administration official Peter Edelman.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 READ MORE

The End of ‘Shut Up and Play’

As high-profile events periodically prove, politics and athletics have long had a love-hate relationship.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 READ MORE

The Quiet Campaign: Voter Suppression

The 2012 presidential election is not only about who votes for Barack Obama and who votes for Mitt Romney. It is also about who votes.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 READ MORE

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How OWS Plans to Take Down Bank of America

Bank of America: the very name is meant to inspire comforting, red-white-and-blue fantasies of a bank of the people, by the people, and for the people. But as Matt Taibbi pointed out in his latest feature for Rolling Stone, while there’s almost nothing the megabank does for the people, it sure as hell is paid for by the people.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 READ MORE

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