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Double Hypocrisy

of State Hillary Clinton by Jacob G. Hornberger

Russian foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov hoisted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton up on her petard after she accused Russia of shipping attack helicopters to the Assad regime in Syria. In response, Lavrov reminded Clinton of something she might have forgotten: that the U.S. government supplies weaponry to oppressive regimes throughout the Middle East.

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Canada's 'Complicity in torture' requires independent judicial inquiry

khadrby John McNamer

The UN Committee against Torture recently met to examine Canada's compliance with obligations under the Convention against Torture and in its report left no doubt about Canada's "complicity in torture" in the handling of Afghan detainees and other abuses of power such as those related to the unwarranted detainment and torture of Canadian citizens in Syria and Egypt and to the abuse of Omar Khadr at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay.

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What’s the U.S. Empire Good For?

US Empireby Jacob G. Hornberger

Among the big choices facing Americans is the role of the U.S. government in foreign affairs.

Should the U.S. government have military bases in foreign countries … have a navy patrolling waters thousands of miles away from American shores … provide money and armaments to foreign regimes … effect regime change in foreign countries with coups, assassinations, or invasions … involve itself in the electoral process in other countries … kidnap, incarcerate, and assassinate people in foreign countries … sanction and embargo other nations … invade and occupy foreign nations?

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Bloomberg’s Soda Policy

michael-bloombergThe End Doesn't Justify the Means

The debate incited by Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to outlaw supersized sodas in New York misses an important point.

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An historic moment for Southern Baptists

Pastor Fred Luterby Alan Fisher

On a Sunday, they start to arrive early at Franklin Road Baptist Church. The service starts at ten thirty, but many are already in place an hour earlier, securing their usual seat before the rush. Outside, in the muggy early morning New Orleans heat, helpers guide cars or point people to parking places where they can catch the shuttle to the service.

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