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Super Tuesday Results

After the jump are the primary and caucus results from Super Tuesday, with 416 delegates in 10 states at stake. Updated

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NBA: How Much for the Jersey Off My Back?

The NBA is debating whether to sell ad space on its players’ jerseys, according to a report in the SportsBusiness Journal.

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The French Aren’t Thrilled With Their Presidential Candidates Either

The Socialist Francois Hollande is running ahead of President Nicolas Sarkozy in a contest that has more to do with personal character than issues.

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LulzSec ‘Ringleader’ Arrested in Hacker Bust

It’s been a tough couple of weeks in hactivist circles, as law enforcement officials announced Tuesday that six hackers affiliated with the Anonymous spinoff group LulzSec—including “ringleader” Hector Xavier Monsegur—have been busted.

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Filmmaker, Incarcerated

One of the incidental lessons “This Is Not a Film” teaches is that a film is not a film until it is a film. You can talk about it, outline it, enthuse over it, but it is still just hot air until sets are built, actors engage, cameras roll. And that is what’s most touching about this movie.

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Men in Drag: Armisen Charms, Sandler’s a Miss

Why does Adam Sandler’s shtick fail to elicit laughter—or anything but a furrowed brow—and what might be the significance of his profound unfunniness for broader issues of gender and media?

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Kucinich: A Prayer for America

Among the contests getting much more attention this Super Tuesday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich is fighting a primary battle in Ohio to stay in the House of Representatives.

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A Day at the Races

This is about horses and how they saved my family’s life, and how, one day, I would come to repay the favor.

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GOP Candidates Rush From Judgment

So let’s get this straight: These guys want us to believe they’re ready to face down Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Un, the Taliban and what’s left of al-Qaida. Yet they’re scared of a talk-radio buffoon.

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Documentary on Teen Bullies Gets the NC-17 Treatment (Audio Fixed)

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The end of Andrew Breitbart, the week in politics and movie theater owners threaten to treat a documentary about bullies as an NC-17 film.

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Holder: U.S. Can Kill Citizens in Overseas Terror Groups

According to Attorney General Eric Holder, it is within the government’s rights to kill American citizens implicated in anti-U.S. terrorist plots hatched abroad. Along with general human rights concerns, this raises some issues vis-à-vis the Constitution and the Fifth Amendment.

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Documentary on Teen Bullies Gets the NC-17 Treatment

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The end of Andrew Breitbart, the week in politics and movie theater owners threaten to treat a documentary about bullies as an NC-17 film.

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McCain: U.S. Should Lead War in Syria

If we did it in Libya, we should do it in Syria. So says Sen. John McCain, anyway, who put out the call Monday for the U.S. to lead a war effort to stop the slaughter of civilians in Syria by taking to the skies above the imploding Middle Eastern nation.

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Sandra Fluke: Rush Limbaugh’s Apology Changes Nothing

She became a household name over the last week, thanks to the vitriolic attentions of one Rush Limbaugh, and on Monday, Georgetown University law-student-turned-culture-war-front-liner Sandra Fluke went on “The View” to tell Barbara Walters and her cohorts about the controversy and Limbaugh’s attempt at an apology. Updated

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Iran Talk With Netanyahu and Obama

After reaffirming his support of Israel at an AIPAC conference on Sunday, President Obama met on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, where one particular issue loomed large: Iran.

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Clooney, Pitt, Sheen, Lynch & Co. Make a Play for Marriage Equality

On March 3, director Rob Reiner led an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Martin Sheen and Jamie Lee Curtis, through Dustin Lance Black’s play “8,” about the court battle over marriage equality in California that was set in motion by the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008.

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AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent

AIPAC does not speak for Jews or for Israel. It is a mouthpiece for right-wing ideologues and defense contractors.

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Larry Flynt Offers $1 Million to Scandal Hunters

Need money to fund your super PAC? If you have documented evidence of a prominent government official engaged in “infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption,” Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine may have up to $1 million with your name on it.

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Super Tuesday: Missing the Primary Issue

What happens in Ohio politics never stays in Ohio, and there are two story lines there on the eve of Super Tuesday.

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The GOP in 2012: Strange Party, Strange Year

Now comes Super Tuesday, with 10 states in play—that really means Ohio.

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Homosexuality May Become a Felony in Liberia

Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers or Its People?

The most central and constant dilemma in modern politics—whether the will of the people or that of bureaucrats and specialists should rule—is on full display in Greece.

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Private Cops to Replace Public Ones in British Counties

The relentless privatization of everything continues in the U.K., where local governments are offering private security companies £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) over seven years to conduct services previously carried out by police.

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An Angry Chinese Village Goes to the Polls

It seems the voice of the people has been heard in the Chinese village of Wukan, where residents voted to elect a committee of local leaders after winning a protracted battle for self-determination against Chinese authorities.

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How Empires Fall: An Interview With Jonathan Schell

Since Occupy and the Arab Spring, the animating message of Schell’s “Unconquerable World”—that, in the age of nuclear weaponry, nonviolent action is the mightiest of forces—has undergone a renaissance of sorts.

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Fed Shrugged Off Warnings, Let Banks Pay Shareholders Billions

In late 2010, a major regulator warned the Federal Reserve: Banks are not healthy enough to increase dividends, and the economy could implode again. But the Fed ignored that advice.

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Mr. Fish Goes ‘Against the Grain’

In this segment from the Feb. 28 edition of KPFA’s “Against the Grain,” aptly titled “Pictures Against Power,” the inimitable Mr. Fish tells co-hosts C.S. Soong and Sasha Lilley about his provocative cartoons, his book “Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People,” and what artists can do far better than politicians.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Governor Makes Gay Marriage Legal in Maryland

Good show, governor. On Thursday, Maryland joined the growing list of states to make same-sex marriage legal, and Gov. Martin O’Malley made it a memorable occasion, complete with an after-party at his place.

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AP / Chris Carlson

Limbaugh’s Fluke Attack Gets Presidential Attention

What if the right gave a culture war and nobody came? Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the latest cultural kerfuffle, manufactured and amplified by GOP gadfly Rush Limbaugh, about contraception generally and the testimony of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke before Congress more specifically.

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Putin Rival Warns of Arab Spring for Russia

If Vladimir Putin, the expected winner of Russia’s upcoming presidential election, isn’t careful, he may face the kind of upsurge in revolt that occurred a year ago in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations when the regional sea change we now know as the Arab Spring took hold. So says Putin’s former ally and now rival, Sergei Mironov.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Anonymous

Our picks for this week’s Truthdiggers are a little unusual in that we don’t really know who they are—at least not specifically. But we do know them by their collective, if faceless, alias: Anonymous.

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The Danger of Mitt Being Mitt

Political consultants tell candidates to be authentic—to “be yourself.” In Mitt Romney’s case, that might not be such good advice.

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The Opposite of Snobbery

Say what you will about this era’s Republican presidential candidates; they at least have chutzpah.

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