Kill the Bastard: The Money Backing the Obamacare Supreme Court Case

A win in the Supreme Court will provide the ideological investors a healthy return on their money

By Lou Dubose

The challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4 is supported and bankrolled by a right-wing think tank most widely known for its campaign against environmental regulation.

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nuclearGoing Nuclear: AIPAC Targets Obama’s Negotiations with Tehran

"If the negotiations end, there are no constraints on Iran"

By Lou Dubose

A recent Senate bill included provisions that would have forced the Iranians to end the negotiations. In fact, it would have triggered more than sanctions. AIPAC was pressuring the U.S. Senate to replace Obama’s Iran policy with Netanyahu’s Iran policy. The bill also committed the U.S. military to support Israel in any unilateral attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Netanyahu’s non-negotiable position is that Iran cannot enrich uranium even for a domestic energy program.

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PetrostateStephen Harper’s Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

If two or three of five proposed lines are stopped, the stranding of the tar sands will escalate

By Mark Dowie Read

You Can’t Make the Congress Do Anything

The ability of presidents to move the legislative needle will always be severely limited

By Scott Lemieux Read

Alan Gross CubaBungling Agent Alan Gross Becomes Change Agent in Cuba

His story reads like a script from the old spy spoof “Get Smart”

By Lou Dubose Read

cubaReform in Cuba: It’s Not about You

Cuba’s “rustic” charm—and its dysfunction—will remain for years to come

By Edel Rodríguez Read

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