Monthly Archives: May 2011

Understatement

“Obviously, I haven’t understood it correctly because we’re still here.” -Robert Fitzpatrick, of Staten Island, on his not being raptured yesterday

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Completely Wrong

“A black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.” -Professor Cornell West, who did 65 campaign events for Obama, … Continue reading

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All It Took

All it took was for over 539,000 people to sign an international statement, 300 of the US’s top legal scholars taking a public stand, the forced resignation of a US State Department spokesperson, our organizers directly confronting President Obama, and … Continue reading

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Processing

“It feels as though that arc in American history has come to a close,” Watkins said. Acknowledging the strangeness of the analogy, he compared Bin Laden’s death to the upcoming last installment of the long-running Harry Potter movies: “It marks … Continue reading

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