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Bernie Sanders: ‘If I Run, I Will Run to Win’


Dylan Stableford | Yahoo! News | Reader Supported News | September 19, 2014 resh off his 2016 fact-finding trip to Iowa, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says if he runs for president, it will be for one reason. “If I run, I … Continue reading

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A SUMMER’S END BOUQUET . . . MOOT MOTS


J. STEPHEN HUNT I’m an early-adapter for terraforming – how long will it take to undo the Industrial Revolution on Earth?   Independence from the South won’t make southern Scotland any balmier.   Prince Albert should have divorced  Victoria before … Continue reading

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The Questions Congress Should Ask About Obama’s War on ISIS


Zoë Carpenter | The Nation | September 16, 2014 Anti-war activists demonstrate at the White House against US military action in Iraq on June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) As military leaders make the case for deepening military engagement in Syria … Continue reading

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How to Define Success for the People’s Climate March


Mark Hertsgaard | The Nation | September 16, 2014 Environmental activists march in downtown Pittsburgh, July 31, 2014.(AP photo/Gene J. Puskar) You never know in advance what difference a demonstration will make. Sometimes its effect is evident only years after the … Continue reading

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Obama Is Open to Ground Troops in Iraq, a Top General Says


George Zornick | The Nation | September 16, 2014 Anti-war activists interrupt a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army General Martin Dempsey on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) President Obama has repeatedly declared there will … Continue reading

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Contractors Ready to Cash in on ISIS War


Eli Lake  The Daily Beast | Reader Supported News | September 13, 2014 Obama pledged that the war against ISIS won’t be fought with U.S. ground troops. He didn’t say anything about contractors, who see this as “the next big meal … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad the Money in Politics Amendment Failed


Protests marked the Citizens United decision. (photo: Reuters) f money is free speech, then speech isn’t free. And if corporations are people, then every corporate shareholder is violating a constitutional clause that states that no person may own another person … Continue reading

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Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Might Not Be Talking About Ray Rice


Ruth Rosen | The American Prospect | September 12, 2014 NOW Facebook page This article originally appeared at OpenDemocracy.   Until the women’s movement organized in the late 1960s and early 1970s, most Americans considered wife beating a custom. The police … Continue reading

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Is the War on ISIS Illegal?


Zoë Carpenter | The Nation | September 11, 2014 (Reuters/Stringer) Last year, when President Obama declared his intention to take the United States off “perpetual war footing,” he identified a crucial mechanism for doing so: repealing the resolution that Congress passed … Continue reading

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George W. Bush Is the Reason We Have ISIS Today


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with then President George W. Bush (photo: Helene C. Stikkel/DoD) Jack Hunter | Rare | Reader Supported News | September 9, 2014 n Thursday, Fox News Megyn Kelly highlighted a George W. Bush clip from 2007 in … Continue reading

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