Sucking Up to the Military Brass

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Generals Who Run Amuck, Politicians Who Could Care Less, an “Embedded” Media… And Us By William J. Astore via Tom Dispatch Few things have characterized the post-9/11 American world more than our worshipful embrace of our generals. They’ve become our… Continue Reading  

Book Review: “Original Sins” Fuelled U.S.-Iran Enmity

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By Gary Sick via IPS News NEW YORK, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) – I have never read a book quite like this. “Becoming Enemies” is the latest product of the indispensable National Security Archive, the Washington non-profit that has given new… Continue Reading  

On the trail in Virginia

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By Scott McConnell I spent the weekend canvassing for Obama in the Virginia Beach area. The task for the hundreds of volunteers who descended from DC and New York was to make sure the maximum number of Virginia’s “sporadic Democratic… Continue Reading  

Is the President an “elected king”?

Something light, or heavy, depending on your views of the US constitution, just days before official voting starts for the presidential election.

U.S. Muslims Could Be Critical Voting Bloc

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via IPS News With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney virtually tied with Election Day less than two weeks away, Muslim voters could play an unexpected critical role in deciding the outcome Nov. 6. A poll of 500 registered Muslim voters released here… Continue Reading