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Ending Empire Is as Crucial as Confronting Wall Street

In the last week, there has been a rapid march toward military action in Iraq despite widespread opposition to more war among the U.S. population. One concern is that it would require more military spending despite immense and unmet needs for funding in a broad array of areas at home.

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Taking Over

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America’s Child Soldiers

The United States has the biggest, most efficiently organized, most effective system for recruiting child soldiers in the world. Its major public face is the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

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The World Decline Escapes Notice

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Borowitz: U.S. May Not Be Able to Invade Countries for No Reason Due to Cuts

One good thing might come out of the sequester, according to comedian Andy Borowitz. In a satirical report for The New Yorker, he writes that the budget cuts may prevent American forces from fighting “totally optional wars based on bogus pretexts.”

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The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a miniscule proportion of the hundreds of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in recent years.

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How to Forget on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, there will undoubtedly be much cant in the form of tributes to “our heroes” and then, Tuesday morning, when the mangled cars have been towed away, the barbecue grills cleaned, and the “heroes” set aside, the forgetting will continue.

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Obama’s Mission Accomplished Moment?

When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military recently, President Obama was at the top of his game.

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Here We Go Again

Donald Rumsfeld paid a visit to a missile defense interceptor site on Sunday, and managed limited praise for the failure-ridden program.  The Bush administration, which deployed the system before testing was complete, has plans for expansion with a new base in Europe.

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Holding a Gun, Hezbollah Lends a Hand

Want to know some of the main reasons Hezbollah commands so much respect in Lebanon? “They cover medical bills, offer health insurance, pay school fees and make seed money available for small businesses. They are invisible but omnipresent, providing essential services that the Lebanese government through years of war was incapable of offering.”

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Conservatives Defend Gibson?s Bigotry

Mel Gibson?s recent bout of anti-Semitism might rightly be described as indefensible, yet somehow some conservative commentators have decided to defend the actor?s bigoted outburst.  One conservative cast Gibson as the victim of ?the vile and anti-human Political Correctness cult,? while David Horowitz blamed a ?hatred of Christians? for America?s interest in the story.

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Bush Plan Would Raise Deficit by $1.2 Trillion

But this total does not include money for some relatively small costs—like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after this year.

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Mr. Fish - Liberal Phil

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Liberal phil looking at a waterfall of blood and finally beginning to feel less crappy about his party losing the presidential election in 2004 recognizing at last that the vietnam war and the invasion of both grenada and [anama and the bombing of libya and the wars against nicaragua and the gulf war and the current war with iraq were all bipartisan decisions
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Yahoo Concedes Search Race to Google

Yahoo’s chief financial officer says she’d be happy just to “maintain our market share.” | story
Even though it’s been “Game Over” in the search wars for quite some time, it’s still shocking to hear the No. 2 company be so blatant about it.

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Bah Humbug to You Too!

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Bah Humbug to You Too!

The culture wars have clearly gotten out of hand when the front line is Christmas.

The Rev. Madison Shockley is a minister of the United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, Calif., and a regular commentator on religion, race, politics and popular culture.

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