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Lessons of the Obama Debacle

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Foreign Policy in Focus Lessons of the Obama Debacle by Walden Bello http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/10/12-0 The problem with us progressives at this time of crisis is not that we lack an alternative paradigm to pit against the discredited neoliberal paradigm. No, the elements of the alternative based on the values […]

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A Million Haitians Slowly Dying

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, October 11, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Nine Months After the Quake – A Million Haitians Slowly Dying by Bill Quigley http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/10/11 “If it gets any worse,” said Wilda, a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.” Mothers and grandmothers surrounding her nodded solemnly. We are in a broiling “tent” with a group […]

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House Candidate Dressed as a Nazi

October 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, October 9, 2010 by The Atlantic Why is This GOP House Candidate Dressed as a Nazi? by Joshua Green http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/10/09-2

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Nobel for IVF

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010 Was Awarded to Robert G. Edwards for IVF Fertilization

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Race to the Bottom

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Reich: Wall Street’s Global Race to the Bottom by Robert Reich

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Let’s see Olbermann, Maddow take on the Jewish lobby

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Rick Sanchez Firing Mocked By Olbermann, Maddow (VIDEO) I commented in the previous post on this issue, re: Sanchez. I hold no brief for this poor fellow, but Olbermann and Maddow ought to know better than to pile on with hypocritical attacks. They are clever enough both to not get in such trouble, by being […]

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CNN fires Rick Sanchez after remarks

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

CNN fires Rick Sanchez after remarks The ‘Rick’s List’ host suggests that Jewish people run all TV networks and calls Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart a ‘bigot.’ CNN has not named a replacement. Mr. Sanchez has acted stupidly, and I don’t defend him or his remarks, but I am a little puzzled here. First, someone ought […]

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Dilma Rousseff

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 by the Telegraph/UK Former Marxist Guerilla and Political Prisoner Poised to Become Brazil’s First Woman President by Robin Yapp http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/10/02-5 Dilma Rousseff, who spent nearly three years in jail during her country’s years of military dictatorship and was tortured behind bars, appears to be on course to secure victory […]

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Iran cyber attack

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 by The Guardian/UK Iran ‘Detains Western Spies’ after Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plant Iranian government accuses the west of launching an ‘electronic war’ following sophisticated Stuxnet worm attack by Peter Beaumont http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/10/02-4 Iran says it has detained several “spies” it claims were behind cyber attacks on its nuclear program.

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Settlements and talks

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Mideast Talks In Disarray Over Israeli Settlement

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O’Donnell in 1998: ‘Evolution is a myth’

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

O’Donnell in 1998: ‘Evolution is a myth’

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Enthusiasm gap

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, September 20, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Who Is Responsible for the Progressive “Enthusiasm Gap?” by David Sirota http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/20-6

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Marilynne Robinson interview

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Marilynne Robinson Takes on Bad Science Writers

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Pope rewrites Nazi history

September 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Pope rewrites Nazi history

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Roma

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by ColorLines Roma, Latinos and Muslims: In France and America, Bigotry Knows No Borders by Michelle Chen All the media stories of rabid attacks on Muslims and Latino immigrants in recent weeks might have you convinced that America’s racism is unique among nations. But across the Atlantic, another republic […]

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Business as Usual in Iraq

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Monday, September 13, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Business as Usual in Iraq by Marjorie Cohn http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/13 Last week, President Obama ceremoniously announced that U.S. combat operations had ended in Iraq. As Democrats face an uphill battle in the upcoming midterm elections, Obama felt he had to make good on his campaign promise to move […]

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Gift to the banks

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

That $50 Billion “Infrastructure” Plan Obama’s Thatcherite Gift to the Banks By MICHAEL HUDSON I can smell the newest giveaway looming a mile off. The Wall Street bailout, health-insurance giveaway and support of real estate prices rather than mortgage-debt write-downs were bad enough, not to mention the Oil War’s Afghan extension. But now comes a […]

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A dump Obama movement?

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

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George C. Williams dies

September 12th, 2010 · No Comments

George C. Williams dies

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“Hawking just hocking book”

September 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Hawking just hocking book The new Hawking book has all the suspicions markings of an effort to mimic the New Atheists, and jump on that bandwagon. The result is a curious failure for that reason. We have lost the evolution debate to the god debate, and it would be appropriate if the same thing didn’t […]

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More Hawking

September 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Physicist Stephen Hawking is certainly not the first scientist to dismiss thousands of years of religious belief, but he’s the latest. And he’s got a new book. Hawking and Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, in “The Grand Design,” tackle questions both scientific and philosophical, exploring man’s understanding of how life came to be.

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Times debate/re: Hawking and god/physics

September 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Updated] Transcript from The God DebateBy RICHARD DAWKINS – THE TIMES Updated: Thursday, 02 September 2010 at 1:04 PM http://richarddawkins.net/articles/509756-updated-transcript-from-the-god-debate This is the transcript from the live webchat with Richard Dawkins, Ruth Gledhill and Hannah Devlin from 2.30pm Wednesday 2nd September 2010, in the wake of Stephen Hawking’s assertion that God played no role in […]

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Darwinist James Lee

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

James J. Lee, Hostage-taker and Darwinist

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A Speech for Endless War

September 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by CommonDreams.org A Speech for Endless War by Norman Solomon On the last night of August, the president used an Oval Office speech to boost a policy of perpetual war. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/01-6

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