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AP / Charles Dharapak

The Supreme Court’s Cross to Bear

When John Paul Stevens leaves the Supreme Court bench this summer we will have lost a legal giant as well as a voice of reason and respect for democracy.

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Chris Hedges: Coveting the Holocaust

The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” takes a hard look at the political capital of suffering.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Chris Hedges: Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” reports on Bush’s plan for Iran, and how a callous war, conceived by zealots, will lead to a disaster of biblical proportions.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


Dems taking on Fox News
From Robert Grossman / NYT

Dems See Gain in Taking On Fox News

Within two days of the fiery Clinton-Wallace interview, Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis mocked Fox’s “fair and balanced” motto on air. It’s part of a strategy: no more rolling over for the Murdoch empire.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


Chris Matthews and Van Taylor

Matthews, Hackett Demolish GOP Candidate

This one was so brutal it almost wasn’t fun to watch. Almost. NBC’s Chris Matthews and antiwar veteran Paul Hackett made mincemeat of Texas GOP congressional candidate Van Taylor, whom they repeatedly chastised for using meaningless talking points. Taylor was more out of his depth than George Bush at a Mensa convention.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Chris Matthews: We Created ‘Frankenstein’ Shiite Monster in Mideast

Chris Matthews said at the conclusion of his Sunday morning talk show: “Our brave soldiers have fought, died and been dismembered in Iraq only to connect the disparate pieces of Shia radicalism into a Frankenstein monster that has come to life right there on our TV screens.”

Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


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AP / Ben Curtis

Chris Hedges: Mutually Assured Destruction in the Middle East

The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” argues in this Truthdig column that the bloodshed now engulfing Lebanon and Israel will only worsen as long as extremists on both sides continue to indulge in “collective necrophilia.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


Becoming Abigail

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Chris Abani

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


Chris Abani
Zuade Kaufman

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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