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The Hubris of Romney and Obama

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSMitt Romney, whose bid to unseat Barack Obama looks more desperate every day, senses he’s found a weakness in his rival. In a foreign-policy speech the other day, he blasted Obama over the upheaval in the Arab world, saying, “This is a time for a president who will shape events in the Middle East.”

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Occupation Hell in Palestine

Occupation HellForty-five years and counting. In 1977, John Pilger titled his documentary film "Palestine Is Still The Issue." It's no different today than then. In many respects, it's worse.

He said his film "was about a nation of people - the Palestinians - forced off their land and later subjected to a military occupation by Israel. An occupation condemned by the United Nations and almost every country in the world except Britain" and America.

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The Military Has Shamed Us with Gitmo

Guantanamo Bayby Jacob G. Hornberger

We should bear in mind what the Pentagon initially had in mind when it established its prison camp and judicial system at Guantanamo Bay after the 9/11 attacks. Its plan was to make its prison camp totally independent from any judicial review or congressional control whatsoever. It was going to be a facility that would under the total control of the military.

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Paul Ryan's Hypocrisy on Obamacare

Paul Ryan [rigt]When it came to opening a new health center in his own congressional district, Republican Paul Ryan---yes, the same one who is denouncing Obamacare around the country---wrote to the Federal department of Health and Human Services begging for bucks.

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No Presidential Debate on Fundamental Issues

Obama, Romneyby Jacob G. Hornberger

The real shame of the Obama-Romney race will be the lack of debate on the fundamental issues facing our nation. Alas, the sad reality is that we’ve got a race between two statists who are battling over which one of them will make the better leader of a statist system. And that means that the debates and discussions are going to be over the most efficient way to run the statist system rather than over the morality and efficacy of the statist system itself.

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