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Lockdown, USA: Lessons From the Boston Marathon Manhunt

What is needed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy is careful reflection about what locking down an entire city means—not just for the future of urban living, but for democracy itself.

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Don’t Ignore How Others See Us

What must the others in the Middle East theater of the American Empire think of a great city in total lockdown from an attack by primitive explosives when Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis and Yemenis experience far greater casualties and terror attacks several times a week?

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 READ MORE


The Culture of Preconception

The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions. When something new comes along, we hasten to squeeze it into whatever frameworks we were carrying around with us a day, a month or a year before.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Don’t Push Us, Intelligence Veterans Say

Intelligence experts say criticism that the FBI should have done more to catch the Tsarnaev brothers and prevent the Boston Marathon bombings could provoke government agencies to infringe civil liberties.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 READ MORE


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Time to Judge Bush Legacy, Rove Battles the Koch Brothers, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republican governor who is pushing for stricter gun control and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake pulls a fast one on the mother of a mass shooting victim.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Boston Bombing Suspect Charged, Will Not Be Treated as Enemy Combatant

If convicted, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Ted Nugent Says Boston Bombing Suspect Should Be Publicly Hanged

Decrying the modern U.S. justice system as a “joke,” the right-wing rocker suggested that the U.S. go back to its old method of public hangings so that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could have “his neck stretched” on the Fourth of July.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE


Will We Deny More Constitutional Rights in the Name of Fear?

With the arrest and unlawful interrogation in the name of “public safety” of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans risk the erosion of rules that protect them from threats from their government in the absence of a lawyer, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald told Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now!” on Monday.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Prosecuting the Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been denied his Miranda rights and should he be charged as an enemy combatant?

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE


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The Designation of an Enemy Combatant and Racism

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have demanded that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be charged as an “enemy combatant” rather than as an American civilian. I have to ask whether their use of the term is racist.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Tom Engelhardt

At least three times a week, there is one place online where readers can go for the most comprehensive coverage possible of the workings of American Empire.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 READ MORE



Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Gun Vote, Stewart Mocks ‘Human Centipede’ CNN, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a setback for privacy rights advocates and the bizarre connection between the alleged sender of ricin-laced letters and one of the targets.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



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FBI Releases Video, Images of Two Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI on Thursday released surveillance video and photographs of two persons of interest agents want to question in connection with the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, asking for the public’s help to find them.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



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CNN Fail: Imaginary ‘Dark Males,’ ‘Accents’ and ‘Arrests’

Between about 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, the CNN news team was at the worst I’ve ever seen it.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



Peace Activists and Patriots at the Boston Marathon Bombing

Monday was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, celebrating the day the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. It is also the day of the annual Boston Marathon, which will now, sadly, go down in history as yet another episode of senseless mass violence.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



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To Boston, With Love

Boston is tough and sentimental, traditional and forward-looking, working class and wealthy, parochial and global, warm and reserved, reform-minded and un-reformable, restrained and boisterous, superstitious and free-thinking, very new and very old.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE


The Disuniting of America

We come together as Americans when confronting common disasters and common threats, such as occurred in Boston on Monday, but we continue to split apart economically.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE



Update: Justice Department Says No Arrest Made in Boston Marathon Bombing

The Associated Press, CNN and The Boston Globe had reported earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Top Ten Ways Islamic Law Forbids Terrorism

Erik Rush and others who hastened to scapegoat Muslims for the Boston Marathon bombings are ignorant of the religion. I can’t understand why people who have never so much as read a book about a subject appoint themselves experts on it.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE



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A Lesson in Empathy From Glenn Greenwald

“I’m up for us ‘All Being Bostonians Today’. But then can we all be Yemenis tomorrow & Pakistanis the day after?” Greenwald’s Guardian colleague Gary Younge wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 READ MORE


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