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Joe Conason: From Gates, Belated Truths About Iraq

If nothing else can be said for Robert Gates, he seems to have learned that the appearance of honesty is preferable to blatant attempts at deception.

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 READ MORE


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Ellen Goodman: Some Things Do Not Pass

My mother died last month at 92.  At the end, she had lost much of what she had.  But, still, she left treasures.

 

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Dennis Kucinich’s Showdown With the Democratic Leadership

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) criticizes the leadership of his own party for announcing Tuesday that it would support a massive increase in spending for the Iraq war.

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Iraq Panel: Situation ‘Grave and Deteriorating’

The U.S. should pull nearly all combat troops out of Iraq by 2008 and push for a broad diplomatic and political solution—or face a “slide toward chaos,” according to the long-awaited Iraq Study Group’s report.

  • A line from the report: “U.S. forces seem to be caught in a mission that has no foreseeable end.”
  • Read the entire report here

  • Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Robert Scheer: Becoming What We Despise

    The Founding Fathers won a war, but their true contribution to human history was to tackle head-on the reality that humans and their institutions can so easily become that which they despise.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    E.J. Dionne: Obama Wows the Religious Right

    Sen. Barack Obama’s standing ovation at Pastor Rick Warren’s church demonstrates why the Illinois senator is one of the hottest commodities in 2008 presidential politics.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Paul Cummins: Cheap Children

    Despite our planet’s vast resources, we condemn over 20,000 children a day to miserable, preventable deaths. The escape from this tragedy begins with a fresh perspective on education.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: Ignoring the Medicare Fiasco

    A new study suggests Medicare will lose $30 billion in overpayments to private companies over the next five years.  While Republicans made the mess, the Democrats have threatened to do little more than spray Windex on a landfill.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Jabari Asim: Here We Go Again

    The recent shooting of an unarmed black man in New York is another chapter in a long and heartbreaking tradition.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


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    Rep. Dennis Kucinch: No More Money for War on Iraq

    In a Truthdig interview, the Democratic congressman argues that the Pentagon’s new spending proposal would not only escalate the Iraq war but could be used to fund an attack on Iran.

  • Read the Gordon England memo discussed in the interview.

  • Posted on Dec 4, 2006 READ MORE


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