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A Short Guide to the British General Elections—for Americans

by Carne Ross | Feb 5, 2015 | Blog

  Americans may just about have heard that Britain is to go to the polls to elect a new parliament in less than 100 days. Much about British politics is extremely obtuse and muddling, even to Brits. So here’s a short guide that may help pierce the fog. First of all, “Britain” in this case […]

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Bibi’s Bad Day

by Lou Dubose | Jan 29, 2015 | Blog

  It’s no state secret that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers a nuclear-armed Iran an “existential threat” to the nation of Israel. In a 2010 speech before the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu unfolded a simple “visual aid.” “This is a bomb,” he said, pointing to a drawing on a cardboard bi-fold. “This is a […]

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The Treachery of Boehner and Bibi

by Lou Dubose | Jan 26, 2015 | Blog

  “You know that old Beach Boys song, ‘Bomb Iran’? ‘Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.’” —Senator John McCain April 2007 The more you know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned address to Congress, the worse it looks. Netanyahu’s has been working to scuttle negotiations with Iran: the U.S.-directed effort to ensure that Tehran […]

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Our Man in Havana

by Lou Dubose | Dec 18, 2014 | Blog

  Within an hour of President Barack Obama’s announcing normalization of relations with Cuba, and the release of Alan Gross, an American imprisoned on the island for five years, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was making the rounds of cable news outlets. On CNN, Rubio, whose father fled Cuba, repeated the claim he has made in […]

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Cheney’s Depraved Defense of Torture

by Lou Dubose | Dec 15, 2014 | Blog

  Dick Cheney was one of the architects of the torture program the CIA ran in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So the former vice president’s comments on Fox News one day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its torture report were predictable. They were also a calculated attempt to re-frame the discussion […]

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