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Ten Really Fascinating People of 2012

assange-asylumLet's think about this. What does it take to be named in the top ten list of the most fascinating people of the year? Some of the lists that have been announced leave much to be desired.

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Washington's Budget Con Game

congressIf the “fiscal cliff” controversy isn’t enough to convince you this government is one big fraud, what will it take? The budget mess was delivered to us by the same people who every step of the way claimed to be acting in our best interest.

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Will US Vision of Middle East Change on the Road to Damascus?

israeli-weaponsIt is unlikely that American leaders, from the State Department to the White House to the Pentagon will seize the Syria-opportunity as a turning point in helping bring calm and stability to the Middle East. Obama failed miserably during his first term to get Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table, forcefully if needed be; for Israel in general, and Benjamin Netanyahu in particular, possesses a predatory level of influence in the American political scene. But, will an enlightened Obama now on his second and final term in office fall off his horse on his way to Damascus… and get a new vision on America’s role in the Middle East and, hopefully, beyond that region?

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Winning in the War on Drugs

mexican-drugThe war on drugs provides a good example of the power of ideas. Twenty years ago, it was mostly libertarians who were challenging this war and calling for it to be ended. Today, people from all walks of life, including law enforcement officers and judges, are calling for an end to the horribly immoral and destructive war on drugs. And the people of two states — Colorado and Washington — recently approved the legalization of marijuana.

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Not The Wisest Phil Around

Philip WeissGod bless Philip Weiss, the progressive Jewish blogger brave enough to admit in public those things other Jewish ethnic activists prefer to shove under the carpet.

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Raining on the Parade

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