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1 hr ago | Common Dreams
As the world marks the centennial of World War I, the guns of August are again being oiled by comfortable politicians and the fawning corporate media, both bereft of any sense of history.
1 hr ago | ThinkProgress
Even though the FBI has identified Washington, D.C. as a high-frequency area for sex trafficking of minors, city officials there are expressing reservations about a critical component of an anti-trafficking law that advocates say would expand protections for survivors of this violence - claiming that some children are prostitution "offenders."
3 hrs ago | Truthdig
The Palestinians could argue that they have won some concessions. New checkpoints will be open and restrictions on imports into Gaza by Israel will be eased.
4 hrs ago | Daily Kos
The news for talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, continues to go from bad to worsea to even worst than that.
Monday morning the Stock Market passed another historic milestone, as the S&P 500 composite index briefly passed the 2,000 mark before ending the day on a record-breaking high .
Burger King will purchase Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for $11 billion, the company has confirmed .
Another anecdote from that weekend rally to support the officer that shot Michael Brown: Did we mention that it's not about racism, no sir, can't imagine where you got that idea ? While CNN was talking to pro-Wilson demonstrators, a local resident, Victor Dewan, came by to tell the rally to go home, that he doesn't want trouble in his neighborhood.
The diplomatic angst issuing from Washington around the United Arab Emirates and Egypt bombing of weapons depots belonging to the Qatar-backed fundamentalist militia of Misrata holds many delicious ironies: 1. According to the BBC, "the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and the UK issued a joint statement denouncing "outside interference" in Libya."
Day 50 of the Assault on Gaza: All attention should remain focused on the Strip, since another truce has been rumored to be in the works in Cairo.
'The core problem with the Liberal Zionists,' writes Naiman, 'is not that they believe in Zionism, but that they do not believe in organizing effective pressure on the Israeli government to bring about the policies that the Liberal Zionists claim to support .'
Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.
Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman is currently serving a 6.5 year sentence in a federal prison for something that he did not personally profit from, did not know was a crime, and that 113 bi-partisan former state Attorneys General agree had never been a crime before Siegelman was convicted of it.
There is a growing push by inflation hawks to get the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
In response to growing accusations from both conservationists and conservatives that renewable energy sources like solar and wind kill too many birds, U.S. News and World Report has compiled data on which energy industries are responsible for the most bird deaths every year.
Ferguson police admitted they were working with the originator of the fundraiser to coordinate it, even as racist comments were rolling in with the money.
Note by Juan Cole: In the early 1950s, under the influence of Rep. Joseph McCarthy , a national witch hunt was conducted for leftists.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 07:58 am
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