Syria: Just Say No

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*+-John Peeler: Barack Obama, apparently against his better judgment, is about to feed our nation’s addiction to addressing insoluble problems with bombs, with predictably perverse results. He ought to “just say no.”

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion No Accident

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*+-Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen: Why isn’t the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people, left 200 others with injuries.

Hariri Bombing Indictment Based on Flawed Premise

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*+-Gareth Porter: The indictment of four men linked to Hezbollah in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri made public by the Special Tribunal on Lebanon August 17 is questionable not because it is based on “circumstantial evidence”, but because that evidence is based on a flawed premise.