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What to do About Al Franken?

Al Franken has represented me as a Senator from Minnesota. He carries the reputation as one of the more liberal senators in the US. What this means is still pre...   [ continue reading...]

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Fukushima Darkness

The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates ov...   [ continue reading...]

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Republican Tax Cuts: You’re Right, They’re Not About Economic Growth or Lifting Working-Class Incomes

Will average household incomes rise if Republican tax cuts become law? Not for long. Average cuts will be small and they won’t last. In the House version,...   [ continue reading...]

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Mass Starvation and an Unconstitutional War: US / Saudi Crimes in Yemen

The New York Times editorial board recently took an unusual position of denouncing what it called “war crimes” by a US ally, in a war in w...   [ continue reading...]

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Reconciling With Extremists in Afghanistan

As the war in Afghanistan enters its seventeenth year, the Trump administration has begun looking for ways to make a deal with the Taliban, offering Taliban off...   [ continue reading...]

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Remembering Media Critic Ed Herman

Edward Samuel Herman, who died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92 on Nov. 11, didn’t just cry out “fake news” like so many politicians a...   [ continue reading...]

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Syria, ‘Experts’ and George Monbiot

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel&...   [ continue reading...]

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The Great American Sex Panic of 2017

I confess to being troubled rather than elated by the daily rumble of idols falling to accusations of “sexual misconduct,” the morbid masscult fixat...   [ continue reading...]

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Cuba Libre, 2017

In early November this year, I was invited to participate in an international conference in Havana on Global Capitalism in Latin America, co-sponsored by the Cu...   [ continue reading...]

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Young Patriots, Black Panthers and the Rainbow Coalition

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the social movements crossed over into revolutionary territory. The victories and the failures of the civil rights...   [ continue reading...]

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We All Know the Rich Don’t Need Tax Cuts

The Republican tax plan has plenty of critics, but not enough it seems. And the plan’s critics in Congress, where the battle is being waged, seem unable o...   [ continue reading...]

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My Encounter With Charles Manson

When Charles Manson died yesterday, he was a wizened 83 year-old man, short enough (at 5’ 3”) to blend in with a junior high school gym class, and d...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea

On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all mil...   [ continue reading...]

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Forced Anthem Adherence Antithetical to Justice

This history-making black Major League Baseball player called out race prejudice in all sectors of American society including prejudice practiced by U.S. presid...   [ continue reading...]

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The Greatest Threats to the Middle East are Jared Kushner and Mohamed bin Salman

I was in my room in the Baghdad Hotel on al-Sadoun street last Sunday evening, writing about the chances for stability in Iraq taking hold, when the walls...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Lebanon’s Economy Be Crippled?

Oxford As many ten-year old’s in this observers Beirut neighborhood in Dahiyeh, (Hezbollah’s ‘security zone’) can articulate more cogent...   [ continue reading...]

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Let There be a Benign Reason For Someone to be Crawling Through My Window at 3AM!

[a true story — from a number of years ago] A noise at the window.  I look over to see the curtain shuddering from the wind.  It is raw outside....   [ continue reading...]

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Why Do Civilians Become Combatants In Wars Against America?

Sixteen years into our seemingly endless state of war since September 11th, a significant body of research is finally emerging to clarify who exactly U.S. force...   [ continue reading...]

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Rising Grizzly Bear Deaths Raise Red Flag About Delisting

With the recent cold snap, some Yellowstone grizzly bears are slowing down — but it will still be another week or more before they are snug in dens and ou...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump v. Marshawn Lynch

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Monday morning to criticize Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for standing during the Mexican national an...   [ continue reading...]

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