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We’re all Living in the World Dick Cheney Made

We’re all Living in the World Dick Cheney Made

(By Mark Danner via a href=”http://www.nybooks.com/”>NYRB and Tomdispatch.com) If you’re a man of principle, compromise is a bit of a dirty word. — Dick Cheney, 2013 1.  “We Ought to Take It…

Obama & Hollande stress Hope for Iran Breakthrough

Obama & Hollande stress Hope for Iran Breakthrough

(By Juan Cole) In his news conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Obama outlined four areas of diplomatic progress. The first is foreign policy, including Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.…

Billionaire Victimology is the Worst

Billionaire Victimology is the Worst

(By Robert Freeman) Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Oakland, California December 5, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)The Tom Perkins “billionaires-as-victims” charade couldn’t be more surreal.…

Dirty Fuel Corporations to American Public:  Frack You!

Dirty Fuel Corporations to American Public: Frack You!

(By Ellen Cantarow) For the past several years, I’ve been writing about what happens when big oil and gas corporations drill where people live. “Fracking” — high-volume hydraulic fracturing, which extracts oil…