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Spying

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Senators Band Together to End NDAA’s Indefinite Detention Provision

“The federal government experimented with indefinite detention of United States citizens during World War II, a mistake we now recognize as a betrayal of our core values,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday as she introduced an amendment to end the provision. “Let’s not repeat it.”

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Americans Really ‘Like’ Facebook

A recent Nielsen report shows that Americans reached a new cultural milestone in May: They collectively spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook that month.

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Ahmadinejad Says 2 U.S. Hikers Will Be Freed (Updated)

Update: The Iranian Justice Ministry has contradicted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said the release of the two hikers who were sentenced to eight years in prison could be delayed.

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 READ MORE


Poll: Economy Gets Nine Thumbs Down

A poll by The Washington Post-ABC News reports that nine in 10 Americans rate the economy negatively, with a majority of those polled believing it to be in “poor” shape. Support of the U.S. war in Iraq is also down, with six in 10 Americans rejecting the administration’s argument that the conflict is an effective defense against terrorism.

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On Being ‘Black Enough’

Barack Obama, once dismissed as not “black enough,” seems to have been embraced by South Carolina, but his personal journey, one Americans are increasingly familiar with, cannot best be described by a single hue.

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A Holiday for American Immigrants

The turkey may share the table with lasagna or guacamole or Asian-style rice bowls.  Welcome to America, Pilgrim.

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U.S. Medical Refugees Flee to India

An increasing number of the 46 million Americans without health insurance have begun fleeing to places as far away as India to get lifesaving medical treatments.

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70% Disapprove of Bush’s Handling of War

Seven in 10 Americans disapprove of Bush’s handling of the war, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll. It’s the highest percentage since the March 2003 invasion. Six in 10 say the war is not worth fighting.

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Letterman Skewers O’Reilly

David Letterman takes Bill O’Reilly to task over the Iraq war and more: “You’re putting words in my mouth, just the way you put artificial facts in your head.”  When the mega pundit said the U.S. should remain in Iraq though mistakes had been made, Letterman shot back: “So that means we’ve made a mistake in war so we stay there and kill as many Americans as we possibly can.  Yeah, that’s the way you get out of a mistake.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


Talking to Americans

Talking to Americans

In this Canadian TV series, a host asks everyday Americans how they feel about news stories that are, in fact, fake news. It’s played for laughs: But if you wonder how Bush’s version of reality went unchecked for so long, look no further than the people featured in this show.

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As U.S. Shifts Policing Power, Baghdad Strife Rises

As U.S. forces have given Iraqi security officers responsibility for policing Baghdad, violence has notably increased, undercutting America’s premise that Iraqis are capable of securing their own country.

Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE


NSA: Now Spying on Americans
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Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


Most Young Americans Can’t Locate Iraq on a Map, Study Finds

Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Obesity Epidemic Underestimated by Up to 50%: Study

Were this study not from Harvard specialists, we wouldn’t have thought it possible that soooo many more Americans are obese.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Opposes Jaafari as Iraq’s Next Leader, Say Shiites

The U.S. ambassador has told Shiite officials that the president does not want Ibrahim al-Jaafari to remain in power, mocking the notion that U.S.-sponsored elections were intended to give Iraqis control over their government.

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A New Chief of Staff

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The Roots of the Iraqi Civil War

This excellent article from the Boston Review opens with a brutal killing and goes on to stitch together the disparate threads of the sectarian violence now wracking the country.

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


Poll: Half of U.S. Rejects Evolution, Backs Bible

The Gallup report summarizes the findings: “[A] substantial portion of Americans…[are] not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence.”
Support for the such beliefs declines steadily with education: Among those with high school diplomas, 58% are Bible backers; among those with postgraduate degrees, only 25%.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart to Dems: ‘Pick Up Your Game’

“The Daily Show” host tells Larry King in that joking-but-not-really-joking way of his, “I’m leaving the Democrats out because I honestly don’t feel that they make an impact. They have 49% of the vote and 3% of the power.”

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On Second Thought…

Bush now says he welcomes a hearing on domestic spying—while again warning Americans to watch what they say. | story

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