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State-Sponsored Terror

So Iran is supporting rebels fighting a dictatorship in one country (Yemen) and supporting the dictatorship in another (Syria). In those two countries, the U.S. is doing exactly the reverse: propping up the Yemeni dictatorship while arming the Syrian rebels. … Continue reading

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Ministry of Truth

Despite that important journalism — or, more accurately, because of it — Shaye is now in prison, thanks largely to President Obama himself. For the past two years, Shaye has been arrested, beaten, and held in solitary confinement by the … Continue reading

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This Times is Different

“This time, the Times has to show the readers everything. You guys not only aren’t allowed to screw it up, again, you also aren’t allowed to complain that the coverage criticism isn’t fair. You people blew through all our good … Continue reading

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Warmongers for Hire

“It is interesting to see the sources on whom NBC News executives rely to develop their understanding of the world, and it’s even more interesting to learn what they’re being told about that.” -Greenwald on the recent hawkish report that … Continue reading

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It’s Fine Over There

“The White House keeps praising these journalists … who’ve been killed … How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act … Continue reading

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We Know

“We don’t need to ask who you’re talking to. We know.” –Anonymous “national security representative“, to reporter Lucy Dalglish, on why she shouldn’t expect too many subpoenas of journalists for their sources, a la James Risen.

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No Argument

So who gets listened to in national debates, those who have been consistently right on all the key points, or those who have gotten things as wrong as you possibly can? Okay, we know the answer to that, but this … Continue reading

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PA Reality

Today, finally, the voters of Penn’s Woods go to the polls. But methinks tomorrow we will be no closer to having a Democratic presidential nominee. The recent debate was a travesty. Once again, I had no idea it was coming … Continue reading

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