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Michael Moore | My Proposal to Repeal and Replace the 2nd Amendment

 When President Obama tried to get Congress to pass simple, common sense gun control legislation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, polls showed 90% of the country backed him! 1,168 more words


Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars

 Why do Americans today show so little interest in the wars waged in their name and at least nominally on their behalf? Why, as our wars drag on and on, doesn’t the disparity between effort expended and benefits accrued arouse more than passing curiosity or mild expressions of dismay? 2,303 more words


Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

So when the great Iona Craig dons a black abaya and niqab, inserts her “brown tinted contact lenses to cover green foreigner eyes,” and blows the lid off a botched U.S.

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Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

The Coalition of the Killing

And I think there’s a way that we all like to think we do the right thing and it’s so hard to do the right thing. 12,630 more words


Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

There, out of the spotlight, the most savage fringe of the Republican Party is carefully advancing policies designed to enrich their true constituency: the Constituency of private power and wealth, “the masters of mankind,” to borrow Adam Smith’s phrase. 1,288 more words


Perspectives on the Burns/Novick Vietnam series by a member of the MN 8 draft resisters

The following correspondence was sent to Jim Pagliarini, the president and CEO of  Twin Cities Public Television (TPT/PBS—the Minneapolis/St. Paul TV station that showed the Burns/Novick series on Vietnam—by Chuck Turchick, a member of the Minnesota 8 group who destroyed draft files and spent time in jail for their actions.

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