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by Jeff Cohen

Martin Luther King Jr. often referred to 11 am on Sunday as "the most segregated hour in America" - his way of highlighting hypocrisy and racial exclusion in Christian churches.

Published in Guest Commentary
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 07:41

George Lakoff: Reframing: Words to Reclaim

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by George Lakoff and the Rockridge Institute

Progressives are now approaching the home stretch of an all-out race to elect representatives that share our values. We know that progressive leaders need our support, and the netroots and grassroots are working overtime for this vital election.

Published in Guest Commentary
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 04:18

Jimmy Lohman: Republican I.Q. Test

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by Jimmy Lohman

To test your Republican IQ, answer the following questions:

1. The "father" of the modern Republican Party was (a) Abraham Lincoln (b) Barry Goldwater.

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by Michael Winship

Jack Abramoff now has a desk at the FBI.

I'll repeat that. Jack Abramoff has a desk at the FBI.

It's not because the convicted Washington lobbyist/crook/swindler/nogoodnik has had a road to Damascus moment and decided to join the ranks of the junior G-men, fighting crime and evildoers.

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by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that, barring some incredible act of criminal cynicism such as the bombardment of Iran by the president, the Democrats are going to take over the House of Representatives.

Published in Guest Commentary
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 02:28

Norman Solomon: Channeling Thomas Friedman

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by Norman Solomon

Get ready for a special tour of a renowned outlook, conjured from the writings of syndicated New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. As the leading media advocate of "free trade" and "globalization," he is expertly proficient at explaining the world to the world. If we could synthesize Friedman's brain waves, the essential messages would go something like this:

Silicon chips are the holy wafers of opportunity. From Bangalore to Bob's Big Boy Burgers, those who understand the Internet will leave behind those who do not.

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by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

The Bush administration, losing the war in Iraq, has come up with a "new" strategy: setting a timetable for Iraq's puppet regime and its fledgling army to "stand up" to the task of running the country so that the U.S. military can "stand down."

Published in Guest Commentary
Monday, 23 October 2006 03:47

Cindy Sheehan: Is it Vietnam Yet?

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by Cindy Sheehan

With the mid-term elections looming dangerously close, and with public opinion in opposition to George's failed foreign policies crossing the two-thirds mark, the White House announced that they are going to present their puppet government of Iraq with a "timetable" for US withdrawal. This reminds me of Richard Nixon's "secret plan" to remove US troops from Vietnam that he touted in his narrow electoral victory over Hubert Humphrey in 1968.

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by Brent Budowsky

Ernest Hemingway once advised young authors to write "one true sentence". Here is mine:

Michael Douglas playing the commander-in-chief in The American President, said "these are serious times, that demand serious people."

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by Paul Rogat Loeb

I've never been the kind of donor who gives matching grants. In fact I've never been a major donor at all, just someone who gives $25 here and $50 there to a bunch of causes I believe in, because that's what I can afford. So, I loved the Democratic National Committee email that invited me and other ordinary citizens to make modest online pledges, to be redeemed when new donors contributed. For a moment, I got to play Ford Foundation. And a woman in Knife River, Minnesota matched the $50 that I pledged on the DNC site. "I'm newly retired and uncertain about what I can actually afford to give," she emailed, "But the matching offer prompted me to respond despite that uncertainty. I agree with you that this regime must be stopped."

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