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Exceptional Brutality and Hypocrisy

guantanamoby Jacob G. Hornberger

When Republicans talk about the exceptional nature of the U.S. government, they might well be referring to both its brutality and its hypocrisy.

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Ghosts of presidents past

Jimmy Carterby Alan Fisher

Jimmy Carter became more respected, revered and perhaps even loved after he left the White House.  He took control at a difficult time. The US was just emerging from its Watergate nightmare, inflation was high, trust in central institutions was leaking away and a Middle East oil embargo hit the economy and hit it hard. If that wasn’t enough, the seizing of the US embassy in Tehran began a hostage crisis which ended only hours after Carter stepped down.

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Stealth Corporate Coup d'Etat

ACTAObama and other Washington extremists support an alphabet soup of federal and international freedom-destroying measures.

SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, ACTA, and now TPP are stealth pro-corporate, anti-populist hellish schemes.

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Hot off the (Israeli) press

netanyahu-libermanIsraeli press reports today that PM Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved an Israel’s security cabinet meeting on Wednesday, saying someone in the forum “betrayed the national trust by leaking details of its top-secret discussions on Iran.”

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Gunfire at election victory in Quebec

 Parti Quebecois, had won a narrow victory by Daniel Lak

It was the last thing anyone expected.

A day of voting in Canada's province of Quebec was over, the pro-independence Parti Quebecois, had won a narrow victory and its leader, Pauline Marois, was giving her victory speech to supporters at a Montreal nightclub.

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