Broadwell Defended Petraeus’ Village Destruction Policy

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Gareth Porter: [dc]P[/dc]aula Broadwell, whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus brought his career to a sudden end last week, had sought to help defend his decision in 2010 to allow village destruction in Afghanistan that not only violated his own previous guidance but the international laws of war.

Art, Transnational Whiteness, and Racism

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Jessie Daniels: It’s the picture of the event – the cutting of the cake and the culture minister feeding the cake to the artist is really what created the big stir.

Profiles in Paranoia

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Berry Craig: Anonymous bloggers with paranoic predilictions see themselves as heroes, blowing the cover off “Comrade” Obama’s “secret FEMA concentration camps” and his “clandestine UN armies.”

Financial Journalism and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Carl Bloice: Some critics have taken the author Stieg Larsson to task for spending time on the state of economic reporting, suggesting that dragging in the issues of the day distracts unnecessarily from the enjoyment of a good murder mystery. For me it was one of the book’s highlights.

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Bank Errors Cause Damage to Credit, Distress to Homeowners

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Marian Wang: Some consumers have been surprised to see damage to their credit score after requesting information from the banks.

New Study Cites DREAM Act Economic Benefits

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Andrea Nill: The report concludes, “In the No DREAMers Left Behind scenario, 2.1 million undocumented immigrants would become legalized and generate approximately $3.6 trillion” over a 40-year period.

Fox News: The Lynchmob’s Ticket Agent

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David Love: The media-manufactured spectacle that is and was the Shirley Sherrod incident tells us all we need to know about Andrew Brietbart, Fox “News” and the dangers of extremist hack media – unregulated, irresponsible and unethical – run amok.

Rage Against the Right: John Amato Speaks About Politics & Media

Sylvia Moore: John Amato is frustrated about the state of American politics. But he hasn’t let that frustration bring him down. Instead, for the last decade, Amato has been wielding his sword against the American right-wing machine from his computer.

Bernanke Recommends Congress Take Up Immigration

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Andrea Christina Nill: In his testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee late last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke listed immigration reform as one of the issues Congress can and should take up to advance the nation’s economy

When Blogs Become a Weapon to Shut Down Free Speech

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My blog made media watch its central focus. Concerned friends warned me against criticizing the press. But surely blogs were the perfect vehicle for publicly looking at and critiquing the job that newspapers were doing. I pressed on.

UPDATE 2: Goofy Sarah Stomps Her Feet And Holds Her Breath

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In addition to learning few lessons about national politics last fall, neither, apparently did she learn a real world, life lesson: Never pick a fight with anyone who buys newsprint by the ton

Our House Is On Fire: Who Stopped the Presses?

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Who stopped the presses? Obviously, it is a question that many are asking these days. It is a bit sobering to witness the apparent demise of the newspaper industry. Not unlike dominoes, newspapers around the U.S. are toppling, closing their doors, filing for bankruptcy, or ceasing their print operations and only remaining online. As someone […]

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