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1 hr ago | Common Dreams

Cheney's Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply

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.

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Related Topix: Dick Cheney, Syria, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US News

1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

No, Child Survivors of Sex Trafficking Are Not 'Legitimate Offenders' Of Prostitution

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."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

3 hrs ago | Truthdig

Open-Ended Cease-Fire Reached in Israel/ Gaza: But How Long Will It Last?

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Cold War, Entertainment, Television, US News

4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Rush Limbaugh Plagued With Deserting Radio Stations - And Now, Dead Air

The news for talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, continues to go from bad to worsea to even worst than that.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, US News

9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #2

AG : 470,000 votes in statewide and the Democratic primary looks just as over as it did before.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Joe Garcia, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OpEdNews

A Stock-Market Milestone is Reached, But Who Cares?

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 .

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Burger King expands realm into Canada

Burger King will purchase Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for $11 billion, the company has confirmed .

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, US News

Daily Kos

Supporters of officer that shot Brown are lovely people who are not at all racist

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.

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Top 5 Ironies of U.S. Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

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."

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News

Daily Kos

Issues Under Fire: Eyes off Gaza, While Obama Prepares to Fight A Monster

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.

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Related Topix: Monster, Human Resources, Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News

Common Dreams

If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?

'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 .'

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, South Africa, Africa, US News

Crooks and Liars

Rich Lowry: Pro-Immigration Republicans Should Be 'Shot' And 'Hanged'

He has a suggestion regarding how to deal with Republicans who say that "there are jobs that Americans won't do."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Dissident Voice

A Teacher in Kabul

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Environment, Science, Asia, US News

OpEdNews

Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who...

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.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

OpEdNews

Truth Has No Place in the Attack of Inflation Hawks

There is a growing push by inflation hawks to get the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?

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.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, US News

Crooks and Liars

Ferguson Police Coordinated Racist Darren Wilson Online Fundraiser

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.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Non-Profit, Florissant, MO, US News

Truthdig

Victim of McCarthy-Era Witch Hunt Calls on U-Illinois Not to Fire Critic of Israeli Policies

Note by Juan Cole: In the early 1950s, under the influence of Rep. Joseph McCarthy , a national witch hunt was conducted for leftists.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, US News

Daily Kos

IDF attacks 11 story apartment tower and a 7 story office building collapsing them both

Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Family, Kids, US News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Common Dreams

Iran: We Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone over Nuclear Site

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on Sunday claimed their soldiers shot down what they say is an Israeli surveillance drone flying in Iranian airspace, not far from the Natanz nuclear facility located in the central part of the country.

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Related Topix: US News

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