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Wednesday, 09 January 2008 01:46

Michael Winship: Tears for Fears

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by Michael Winship

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A roar went up in New Hampshire yesterday, did you hear it?

I'm not a Hillary or an Obama backer. As an actual liberal, I'm supporting John Edwards. And yet ... something was stirring inside of me this week. Every time I turned on a cable news station, I was greeted with a smirking, overweight man. He had many different names, but he was always wearing the same smirk. And he was mocking Hillary Clinton. Laughing at her. Demeaning her.

"It was her voice. It reminds men of their wives' voices."

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by Kristina Borjesson

Late in December 2007, The Associated Press reporter Salah Nasrawi wrote a story about a Bin Laden audiotape that had just been released. Headlined "Bin Laden Threatens Israel, Warns Iraqis," Nasrawi's piece details Osama's dire threats to expand al Qaeda's jihad in Israel and to "liberate Palestine, the whole of Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the sea," threatening "blood for blood, destruction for destruction."

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by Dave Zirin

"The higher you get up on the flagpole, the more your butt shows."
-- Roger Clemens on 60 Minutes 1/6/08

And not since J-Lo's heyday -- or maybe Brad Pitt's rear appearance in "Thelma and Louise" -- has a butt been so utterly over-discussed.

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by Peter Michaelson

It has finally happened, just as science fiction writers predicted: A passivity virus has infiltrated our bodies and paralyzed our will. In relation to global warming, the spread of this infection looks like the etiology of our extinction.

Thursday, 03 January 2008 03:48

Cindy Sheehan: All Power to the People

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by Cindy Sheehan


Wednesday, 02 January 2008 02:09

Michael Winship: 1968: Always Something Next

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by Michael Winship

As two of those who view New Year's Eve as the ultimate Amateur Night, this year we hunkered down safe at home in the West Village, just out of stampede range from the maddening crowd to the north in Times Square.

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by Bill Quigley

In a remarkable symbol of the injustices of post-Katrina reconstruction, hundreds of people were locked out of a public New Orleans City Council meeting addressing demolition of 4,500 public housing apartments. Some were tasered, many pepper sprayed, and a dozen arrested. Outside the chambers, iron gates were chained and padlocked even before the scheduled start.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007 07:25

Jeff Fleischer: All the News That's Fit to Merge

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by Jeff Fleischer

Looks like it's another happy holiday season for big media conglomerates, with the federal government again donning the Santa Claus suit.

It's hard to remember now, but as recently as 1983, America had about 50 large media companies. By the time President Clinton and the Republican Congress followed in Ronald Reagan's footsteps by further deregulating the industry in 1996, that figure was down to 10.

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