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Fatherhood, Muhammad Ali and Moral Courage

A retired Air Force colonel explains how he drew moral courage from arguably the greatest boxer ever and from a pilot who refused to bomb civilians.  Antoon says that courage led him to persuade his son not to follow in his footsteps.

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


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Politics: It Could Get Ugly

Americans are fed up with the president and his war, but the opposition isn’t exciting many voters.

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


Obama’s Father’s Day Sermon

The subject is absent fathers. The implications for black America are dire. The fact is that “there are a lot of men out there who need to stop acting like boys; who need to realize that responsibility does not end at conception; who need to know that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child but the courage to raise one.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


The Pop-Tart Chronicles

Food companies that market obesity-inducing products to young children are taking a lesson from big tobacco and getting ahead of the lawsuit curve.

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


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A Culture of Atrocity

The veteran foreign correspondent writes that while physical courage is common on the battlefield, moral courage is not. When young men and women are sent to occupy a foreign land—whether Vietnam, Gaza or Iraq—and they encounter constant danger, a population hostile to their presence and a faceless but determined enemy, the value of human life inevitably becomes relative and killing all too quickly becomes murder.

Posted on Jun 18, 2007 READ MORE


Satire: Congress Hires Illegals to Write Immigration Bill

Congress will form a “guest congressman” program so illegal immigrants can do the work they’d rather not: reform immigration.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007 READ MORE


The Pentagon vs. Peak Oil

What if wars of the future are fought just to run the machines that fight them?  That’s just the alarmingly ironic point that Klare, author of “Blood and Oil,” takes on in this essay, sizing up the Pentagon’s huge energy expenditure—which will only increase exponentially if America’s imperialist globe-trotting continues.  Note:  Originally posted on TomDispatch.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007 READ MORE


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The ‘Surge’ Bait and Switch

Here’s a surprise: Remember how we were told that if we just waited until the fall, we’d see that George W. Bush’s “surge” was working in Iraq? Well, now it turns out that we shouldn’t expect answers in September after all.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007 READ MORE


GOP Identity Crisis

The great drama in American politics today revolves around the question: What is the Republican Party?

Posted on Jun 15, 2007 READ MORE


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The Lose-Lose War

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi joins Robert Scheer and James Harris to discuss the past, present and future of the Iraq war. Wasfi (pictured), who has twice visited Iraq during the occupation, says it is only a matter of time and casualties before the U.S. leaves: “It’s really simple: You bring the troops home, they stop dying there.” Update: Full transcript now available.

Posted on Jun 14, 2007 READ MORE


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