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Supreme Court’s Word Game Saves Obamacare

ObamacareThe Supreme Court decision upholding the health-insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has an Alice-in-Wonderland feel to it.

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Five houses, and another five, and a bulldozer, and a prison cell

demolition ordersby Adam Keller

This week, I again got an emergency call from the village of Al Aqaba. An Israeli military force once again came to the village, and delivered five new  demolition orders. Five more houses under a sentence of demolition are a very serious matter in a tiny village of a bit more than three hundred inhabitants, living in a few dozen houses on a bit of land in the north-east corner of the West Bank.

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Warning Against 'Preventive' Attack on Iran

waging-war“A unilateral preventive attack” on Iran by the United States would be viewed by many countries “as a breach of international law,” a former high American Defense Department official has warned his country.

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Big Win for Predatory Healthcare Giants

obamacareAt issue was National Federation of Independent Business, et al, Petitioners v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al (NFIB v. Sebelius).

Voting 5 - 4 on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld what should have been rejected. Pro-business High Court rulings aren't new.

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South Sudanese return 'home' from Israel

South SudaneseAt the bottom of the steps a woman fell to her knees and kissed the ground before rising, dramatically flinging her head back and pressing her palms to her eyes. “I’m so happy to be home”, she told the assembled journalists, politicians, police and aid workers meeting the plane.

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