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Madoff
AP / Louis Lanzano

Billions More for Madoff Victims

The cash pot available to compensate victims of Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme has grown by $7.2 billion after a settlement was reached with the estate of a Palm Beach client of the Wall Street shyster.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010 READ MORE


Karzai
AP / Ahmad Masood, pool

Afghan Immunity Law Stirs Up Anger

Eliciting a cry from international and domestic human rights organizations, the Afghanistan government has passed a controversial law giving immunity from prosecution to Taliban fighters—no matter their deeds—who lay down their weapons.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


Fake Sheikh
From georgegalloway.com

‘Fake Sheikh’ Reporter Gets Taste of His Own Medicine

Mazher Mahmood, a British reporter who dresses up as a wealthy Arab businessman to entrap high-profile victims in sting operations, has been publicly outed by a member of Parliament.

  • N.Y. Times story
  • Fake Sheikh’ home page (created by the M.P.)
  • Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Moussaoui Proves Sam Harris’ Point

    To justify his hatred of America, the Sept. 11 conspirator read passages from the Koran in court. This is exactly the kind of thing that “The End of Faith” author Sam Harris was talking about in his Truthdig interview.

    Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Violence Claims 81 Lives in Baghdad

    The sectarian violence continues unabated.
    Also, a N.Y. Times reporter returns to Iraq after a year away and immediately sizes up the difference between an anti-U.S. insurgency and a civil war (although he doesn’t use that word).

    Posted on Mar 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Catholic Church Slashes Offers, Ups Burden of Proof in Abuse Cases

    In negotiating with a second wave of sexual abuse victims, the Catholic Church has “reverted to the bare-knuckles tactics it had long used to silence or marginalize them,” critics tell the New York Times, “largely because public attention to the scandals had abated.” Read the story.

    Posted on Dec 31, 2005 READ MORE


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