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Contrite, But Resolute

It was a necessary retreat, but President Obama made clear Thursday that his bottom line remains unchanged: “I’m not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time.”

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Meet Phillip Steel, the Drone Hunter

In his “Difference Makers” segment, Stephen Colbert introduces us to the man who will keep America safe from surveillance drones—or at the very least, Deer Trail, Colo. As Colbert puts it, Steel’s a man famous for “shooting for the stars,” a phrase that takes on new meaning as the Centennial State vigilante cocks his shotgun and aims at it at the sky.

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Obama Needs His Friends Back

President Obama is furiously fending off those “winter of discontent” stories, and it’s not even winter yet.

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NSA Megalomania Accomplishes Little Beyond Alienating Allies

Do you wish your taxes spent on gathering the numbers and addressees of every phone call made and every email sent in the United States (or Europe) during the next decade? This is madness.

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Obamacare Loading

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Engine Block

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GOP Blessings

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Obamacare

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Obamacare Rollout

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The Liar’s Club

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Eye on the NSA

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Gobbling Obamacare

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Merkel Privacy

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Disinformation

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Spy With My Eye

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The LAX Shooting, Domestic Terrorism and the NRA

Perhaps seeing gun violence as part of the pattern of domestic terrorism will do more to move the needle on gun control.

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A Great American Tradition

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Website Glitches

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Electronics on Flights

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Obama X-Ray Specs and Liberty

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Election 2013: A Grass-Roots Resurgence

The political chattering class is abuzz with Chris Christie as the GOP’s great hope to retake the White House in 2016. But they miss a vital and growing undercurrent in U.S. politics: grass-roots movements at the local and state level that are challenging the establishment, and winning.

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Dear NSA

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Obamacare

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Culture of Dependency

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Pay No Attention to That Imperialist Behind the Curtain

What John Kerry did this week in Egypt and Saudi Arabia is nothing short of despicable.

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NSA Snake

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NSA and Privacy

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Liberty-Octopus

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Huge Data Collection by the NSA

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NSA Shower

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U.S. is Listening

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GOP Grave Dance

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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

Truthdiggers of the Week: Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

What emerges from the duo’s reckoning of promises broken by Obama’s “health care” law is the sense that nothing pledged to an ailing, exhausted and impoverished public is sure to be delivered.

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 READ MORE


Did Obama Lie?

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What the President Knew and When He Knew It

The president knew. Presidents always know, but are supposed to be protected from what they saw, heard and did when the best-laid plans hit the fan.

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Email Surveillance

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Reining in the NSA

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Lou Reed: A Tribute

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A special musical tribute to rock’s glam beat badass. Plus: The Syria dilemma, and the life and times of Glenn Greenwald.

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Lou Reed: A Tribute

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A special musical tribute to Rock’s glam beat badass. Plus: The Syria dilemma, and the life and times of Glenn Greenwald.

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In the Dark

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Intelligence

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Obamacare

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War on al-Qaida

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Obamacare Disaster

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‘Too Scared to Go Outside’

One year ago, a 67-year-old Pakistani woman was killed allegedly in a U.S. drone attack while picking vegetables with her grandchildren. President Obama has never acknowledged her death or that of any other alleged drone victim in Pakistan. This week, her son and two of her grandchildren traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify before members of Congress.

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Obama and Merkel

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The Fantasy of a Clean War

The day Obama was sworn in for the second time, a U.S. drone strike hit Yemen. It was the third such attack in that country in as many days. Despite the rhetoric from the president on the Capitol steps, there was abundant evidence that he would continue to preside over a country that is in a state of perpetual war.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE



New Amy Goodman: The Rising Resistance to Obama's Drone Wars @democracynow

The Rising Resistance to Obama’s Drone Wars

“I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, ‘Will I be next?’” That is the question asked by 8-year-old Nabila Rehman, from northwest Pakistan.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Republican Pollster Says His Party Needs to Stop Pandering to Racists

In 2012, Mitt Romney won the confederate states by a healthy margin, but Barack Obama won the election. That’s because eight out of 10 nonwhite voters voted for the Democrat.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration

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