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The Africa You Need to Know

The Western media love to portray Africa as a backward, famine-plagued caricature, but the world’s second most populous continent has more to offer than tragedy.

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Women in Afghanistan

With the resurgence of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan are once again rated by the United Nations as being “among the worst-off in the world.” Learn more about their plight in the companion piece to Christian Parenti’s larger article,  “Afghan Autopsy.”

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich Tackles Healthcare

Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks with Truthdig about the state of healthcare in America, his bill with Rep. John Conyers to provide universal coverage and why progress is inevitable: “It is going to happen, because there is an awareness that government has failed the American people in this regard, and it’s an economic issue, it’s a moral issue and it’s central to who we are as a nation.”

  • Exclusive: For the first time, the Ohio congressman describes his behind-the-scenes struggle with the party to overcome corporate influence and promote healthcare reform.

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    Susan Estrich: New Orleans on My Mind

    I went to New Orleans last week to debate Newt Gingrich. That was the easy part.

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    Jabari Asim: Overcoming the Stigma

    In advance of World AIDS Day, a new anthology confronts the stigma of HIV in the black community.

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    Marie Cocco: Lessons From an Immoral War

    The American people have to accept some responsibility for the Iraq fiasco and learn from past mistakes, or risk further disaster in the years ahead.

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    Andy Borowitz: A (Lame) Duck Spares a Turkey

    The satirist reports that, sadly, President Bush’s pardoning of the big bird did not shield it from Deadeye Dick.

    Posted on Nov 25, 2006 READ MORE

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    Molly Ivins: Thanks—No, Seriously

    In keeping with the season, we can start by expressing our appreciation to the right-wingers for the chuckles they’ve given us since Election Day.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE

    Joe Conason: Bush’s Strange Vietnam Visit

    What may be remembered someday as one of the strangest moments of George W. Bush’s presidency took place last week in Vietnam, when he chose to mention the American defeat there in the same breath as our failing occupation of Iraq.

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE

    Ellen Goodman: Men Are From Mars, Women Want to ‘Make Things Better’

    Post-election polls show that while men were angry at Bush, women cast their votes seeking real improvement.  But will the Democrats be able to deliver on women’s expectations?

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE

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