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The editorial board of The New York Times has weighed in with its collective take on decriminalizing marijuana use, and it can be summed up with two familiar words: Legalize it.

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The former Israeli prime minister turned "the two-state solution into a cloud of dust," Palestinian political scientist and former minister of the Palestinian Authority Ali Jarbawi writes in The New York Times.

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The New York Times let fly over the weekend with a trio of Op-Eds about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations happening around the country, most notably (and most forcefully) Paul Krugman's rumbling salvo, "Panic of the Plutocrats," in which Krugman flames the nascent movement's "remarkably hysterical" critics for their … (more)

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In an editorial published shortly after the announcement of a new deal to raise the debt ceiling, The New York Times calls the agreement a "nearly complete capitulation to the hostage-taking demands of Republican extremists."

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The president promised to restore our basic constitutional protections, but that was back in the campaign when we were drunk on hope. These days, "It can be hard to distinguish between the Bush administration and the Obama administration when it comes to detainee policy," laments The New York Times.

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TL Caswell, a Truthdig journalist who worked at the LA Times with cartoonist Paul Conrad (above), the three-time Pulitzer winner who died Saturday, remembers a man who always arrived in a blast of smoke and soundA Truthdig journalist who worked with cartoonist Paul Conrad at the L Times remembers a man who always arrived in a blast of smoke and sound.

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As if any doubt remained as to News Corp. titan Rupert Murdoch's political proclivities, we have hard monetary evidence in the form of the media megacorp's newly committed $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association.

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