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Iranians Skeptical About U.S.-Tehran Dialogue

Award-winning journalist Reese Erlich discovers that everyday Iranians favor talks between America and Tehran, but most think the negotiations will amount to little more than window dressing.

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Paul Cummins: Turning Around L.A. Unified

We’re never going to make any progress reforming the nation’s most dysfunctional school systems unless we first address the segregation that partitions our communities.

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


Jabari Asim: Invisible Men

Despite their courage and achievements in the Revolutionary War, blacks usually went unnoticed.  Now, finally, one such man receives some recognition.

 

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Froma Harrop: Will Americans Sacrifice for Posterity?

Staving off global warming will depend on our willingness to take the long view and adopt the radically earth-friendly policies that are needed.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: No More NASCAR Fakers

It’s shocking how quickly the “real America,” as described by political pollsters, morphed from Bush/Cheney country to Stewart/Colbert country.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE



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Worse Than Apartheid

The N.Y. Times’ former Middle East bureau chief, writing about Israel’s unrelenting attack on the Gaza Strip, argues: “It is a sad commentary on the gutlessness of the American press and timidity of the Democratic opposition that most Americans are not aware of the catastrophic humanitarian crisis they bear so much responsibility in creating.”
Above: Water mixes with blood in a street of a northern Gaza Strip town after an Israeli tank shelling in November.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift

Truthdig tips its hat to the Navy lawyer who on Dec. 11 won a major ACLU award for his successful defense in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the U.S. Supreme Court case that dashed Bush administration efforts to try terror suspects in special military courts.

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Andy Borowitz: Kerry Reveals 2004 Campaign Was Botched Joke

The political satirist reports on the latest startling revelation to emerge from the camp of a politician whose demeanor ranges from “dour” to “very dour.”

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Putting Iraq on the Credit Card

Believe it or not, winning the war in Iraq was never the Bush administration’s highest priority. Saving its tax cuts was more important. That was once spoken of as a moral problem. Now, it’s a practical barrier to a successful outcome.

Posted on Dec 15, 2006 READ MORE


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The Charge of the Muny Light Brigade

Twenty-eight years ago today, 31-year-old Dennis Kucinich, then the youngest-ever mayor of a major American city, famously pushed Cleveland into economic default rather than capitulate to the demands of a group of bankers eager to gobble up the city’s power plant. Today, as Kucinich kicks off his White House bid, he speaks to Truthdig about a stand of integrity that nearly cost him his political career, but which has striking relevance in the current political landscape—where such integrity seems in short supply.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006 READ MORE


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