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Robert Scheer: Top Spys Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told

A jaded media ignores CBS’ well-documented revelation that the CIA clearly informed Bush that Saddam Hussein had no WMD program.

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Tom Hayden: Iraq—Beyond the Horizon, the Storm

The veteran social activist warns that an increasingly mainstream anti-war movement can become unwieldy, and prone to loss of focus: “We no longer are a huddling minority…. We are immersed in the gradual soul-searching currents of the mainstream, where loss of direction is a constant risk.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel ‘Nutjobs’ on the Attack

The columnist weighs in on the controversial report about America’s pro-Israel lobby: The accusation of anti-Semitism is far too often raised in this country against anyone who criticizes the government of Israel.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Normon Solomon: Changing a Face While Keeping Policies in Place

The departure of White House press secretary Scott McClellan is a classic instance of ditching the pitchman in an effort to improve the image of the product.

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Molly Ivins: Don’t Make a Martyr of Moussaoui

“If I were to make an argument against the death penalty for Moussaoui, it would be on grounds of practical public relations. Why let this guy have martyrdom and world fame when we could just put him away?”

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Chris Abani: Abigail and My Becoming

The acclaimed Nigerian novelist recounts the origins of his harrowing new novella about child prostitution. “The third-fastest-growing industry, after arms and drugs, is the trafficking of young women for sex. You won’t find it listed on the GDP or GNP of any nation. Everyone pretends that it doesn’t happen.” Also, read in an interview how Abani’s imprisonment and torture informed his writing.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


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In Conversation with author Chris Abani

The acclaimed novelist and poet, who escaped from imprisonment and torture in his native Nigeria, discusses his new novella about child prostitution and sex trafficking.

Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: Bush’s Nutty Nuclear Braggadocio

“A once swaggering president, who so convincingly wielded a bullhorn and modeled a flight suit, now has assumed the pretzel pose of a supplicant attempting to cajole our old enemy in Tehran into dropping its nuclear ambitions while simultaneously initiating talks with Iran aimed at bailing us out in Iraq.”

Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Karl Rove’s Early Machinations

In this classic column from 2000, the Texas columnist uses unearthed testimony from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to expose Karl Rove’s modus operandi back in the 1980s.

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal: America and Empire

The celebrated man of letters charts the course of American post-WWII hegemony in this concise original essay written as a foreword to Robert Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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