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Avnery on missing New Left

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JUST TO die of envy. How the British manage to do these things! What a democracy! What dignity!

Elections within a month. A new coalition within five days. A change of government within 70 minutes. A visit to the queen. The departing prime minister takes his wife and two small children, leaves the prime minister’s residence and walks away. The new prime minister enters the residence.

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Manhattan Flannel

Mitch McConnell There they go again. The Democrats, that is. All Mitch McConnell had to do was threaten to wave his arms and intone his mantra of “Activist Judges!” and they flinched like a red headed stepchild in goal at the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. On the other hand, when Republicans pick a Supreme Court nominee in the throes of a majority swagger, they shoot the moon choosing an ideologue to the right of Stalin. But the donkeys are as skitterish as a bunny in a tent full of cleat- wearing elephants and inevitably try to slide through leaving no visible ripples in the pond of midterm bipartisanship.

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I stand by Palestine forever

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Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSIn a recent interview which I conducted with the brave Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff, he told me that he has never seen a nation to be as strong and powerful as the Palestinian nation.

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Israeli Hypocrisy

kidsTalking Peace While Preparing for War and Institutionalizing Dire Conditions in Gaza

On May 8, Haaretz Service and Reuters headlined, "PLO executive committee approves new peace talks with Israel," saying:

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Emperor Hickel: The Man Who Invented Alaska ... and Sarah Palin

Gov. Wally Hickel ©1997 James Macalpine PIFWally Hickel invented Alaska and told me he regretted it. He also invented Sarah Palin, and I was hoping, when I travel to Alaska next month, to ask him whether he also regretted that second creation.

Hickel wanted to be President; of what nation, well, that changed. First, he wanted to be President of the United States. That required that his home, Alaska, become united with the States, a task he accomplished in 1959 with the help of his buddy, and later enemy, Richard Nixon.

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