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The Nation's Christian Parenti goes inside Taliban communities and fighting groups in this excellent article and video, which document "the mounting frustration in Afghanistan with government corruption, military occupation and a seemingly endless war."

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The progressive talk radio home to "The Al Franken Show" has filed for Chapter 11 protections. It's going to stay on the air while it (hopefully) resolves its issues with its creditors.

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"Liquids on a Plane" may have caught our attention, but the real terror threat is nuclear, as a newly released report makes so apocalyptically clear. An analyst with the Nobel Prize-winning outfit Physicians for Social Responsibility lays out the progressive case for staving off nuclear holocaust.

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"The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these over-hyped 'plots.' "

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That's the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin's article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney's suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists Froomkin: "Cheney may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria" .

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After Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman both said that Ned Lamont's Senate primary victory counted as a win for the terrorists, Lamont told the AP, "It surprised me it seemed almost orchestrated" We were going to headline this "A Vast Right- and Left-Wing Conspiracy," but couldn't -- now that Lieberman has given the middle finger to the left.

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