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Elections and Campaigns

Jeb Bush Iraq War

Jeb Re-Writes Iraq War History

-+*othing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq. John Ellis “Jeb” Bush stood by his brother’s side while he demolished a nation of 28 million people in the heart […]

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Start-Up NY

Corporate Welfare Fails to Deliver the Jobs

-+*Lawrence Wittner: For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?

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Rigid Ideologies

Why Learning from History Means Saying No to Rigid Ideologies

-+*Walter Moss: Throughout history religious believers have sometimes become like latter day ideologues in their dogmatic rigidity, in their insistence on possessing “the truth,” in their lack of humility, and in their willingness to even kill those who think differently.

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War & Peace

Biological Weapons Convention

Biological Weapons Convention Turns 40: Are We Any Safer?

-+*Janet Phelan: Unlike other disarmament treaties, the BWC has no verification protocol. What this means is that there is no way for the Convention to check to see if those who have signed and ratified the Convention are in fact abiding by its dictates.

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Immigration Reform

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Economic Justice

Antitrust Laws

Whatever Happened to Antitrust?

-+*Robert Reich: We’re now in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when the nation’s antitrust laws were enacted. But unlike then, today’s biggest corporations have enough political clout to neuter antitrust.

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LGBTQ Rights

LGBT Boy Scouts

Scouts and the LGBT Community

-+*Carl Matthes: Between internal challenges and potential legal conflicts, the Boy Scouts of America finds itself in an unsustainable position.

lgbt families

Children and the LGBT Community

-+*Carl Matthes: The time has come for America to embrace all of its children, to protect its children, to facilitate loving homes and provide safe schools for its children.

history of racism

How Hard Is Change? A Fifty Year Perspective

-+*John Peeler: There is nothing more threatening to white Americans than young black men. We have always been a country created by whites and for whites: hence the Tea Party slogan after the election of Barack Obama, “We want our country back!”

Social Justice

Hawaii Police Practices

How Hawaiʽi Sees Ferguson

-+*Michael Haas: If police forces throughout the country were to call upon the Honolulu Police Department for technical assistance, the situation in Ferguson might never have happened.

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Foreign Policy

Jeff Sessions TPP

Sen. Sessions Tells Truth About TPP

-+*Kevin Zeese: Sessions’ action flies in the face of the threats made by the US Trade Representative to prosecute elected officials who tell people what is in the trade agreement. Others should follow his example and get out the truth about the TPP.

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Law and Justice

Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty

Thank You, Nebraska Republicans!

-+*Tina Dupuy: It’s with great astonishment that Nebraska’s conservative majority legislature abolished the death penalty in their state this week.

Jeffrey Sterling Convicted

Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA: An Untold Story of Race and Retribution

-+*Norman Solomon: A dozen years before his recent sentencing to a 42-month prison term, former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was in the midst of a protracted and fruitless effort to find someone in Congress willing to look into his accusations about racial discrimination at the agency.

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