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Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country

By Sinan Antoon/ New York Times/ March 19, 2018 When I was 12, Saddam Hussein, vice president of Iraq at the time, carried out a huge purge and officially usurped total power. I was living in Baghdad then, and I … Continue reading

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The Real Coup Plot Is Trump’s

By Jascha Mounk/ New York Times/ December 20, 2017 When Donald Trump’s campaign was accused of spreading “fake news,” he quickly appropriated the term for himself. The true purveyors of fake news, he claimed, were television networks like CNN and … Continue reading

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172 Countries and Territories?!!

AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN WARS New York Times Editorial/ October 23, 2017 The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. … Continue reading

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When the World Is Led By a Child

By David Brooks/ New York Times/ May 15, 2017 At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House … Continue reading

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The End of Identity Liberalism

  By Mark Lilla/ New York Times/ November 18, 2016 CreditDan Gluibizzi  It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly those having trouble … Continue reading

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Kristof: Why Trump and Sanders Resonate

America the Unfair? By Nicholas Kristof/ New York Times/ January 21, 2016 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public … Continue reading

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Media Blackout: Child Rape in Colombia by Americans

By Arlen Grossman A 12-year-old Colombian girl was allegedly drugged and raped inside a Colombian air force base in 2007. The perpetrators were U.S. Army Sergeant Michael J. Coen and defense contractor Cesar Ruiz. They were never arrested and were subsequently … Continue reading

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A Living Wage: In Denmark, They Have It Their Way

Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark By Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse/ New York Times/ October 27, 2014 COPENHAGEN — On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and … Continue reading

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Killing the Messenger

The Myth of the Free Press http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_myth_of_the_free_press_20141026/ Posted on Oct 26, 2014 By Chris Hedges Screen shot of journalist Gary Webb from Vimeo. There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of … Continue reading

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