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At the Onset of Winter, Questions for a Bullish Movement

by Todd Gitlin | Dec 1, 2011 | Culture, Economy

It’s been ten weeks since, on September 17, a few hundred pioneers plunked themselves down in Zuccotti Park (more a patch of sunless concrete than a park, actually), renaming it Liberty Square and turning it into a sort of communal homestead and visible sore spot, reminding those who needed reminding that the wildness of markets […]

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If You Build It They Will Come | Making the Middle East Pay

by WS Editors | Oct 15, 2010 | Foreign Policy, Media

Building a State “The state of Palestine has to be built. And if we Palestinians do not do it, who is going to do it for us?” Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad — September 23, 2010 After Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad concluded his talk at the New America Foundation‘s Washington offices, a […]

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Talking Back to My TV

by WS Editors | Jan 1, 2010 | Media

Talking Back to My TV—On December 14, Fox News Network’s Glenn Beck returned to a story that he and his colleague Sean Hannity had been working since July: that White House Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren is an advocate of forced sterilization and compulsory abortions. Holdren was director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy […]

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A New Cold War in a Small Tropical Country

by WS Editors | Dec 1, 2009 | Foreign Policy, Media

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN golpes de estado—military coups—seemed as common in Latin America as elections. A president would lose the support of the army, the business oligarchy, American corporate interests, Washington, or any combination of the foregoing, and golpistas would depose the president—always promising to restore constitutional government as soon as the domestic tranquility […]

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The Senator Takes on Talking Points

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2009 | Media, Politics

Who Do You Trust? “Who do you trust? The HMO-coddling, drug-company loving, Medicare-destroying, Social-Security hating Bush Administration? Or do you trust the Democrats?”  — Senator Ted Kennedy, Dec. 8, 2001 THE HUFFINGTON POST GOT IT RIGHT. SORT OF. “Senator Calls Out Frank Luntz from the Senate Floor” read a June 10 headline on the national Internet news […]

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