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Apologize to the World Mr. Wallace and Return that Emmy

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Mike Wallace wallows in self-congratulatory praise after receiving an Emmy for an interview he did with Ahmadinejad. The video was significantly cut to fit the ridiculously shallow and tired “crazy Iran” frame, which has now become so ubiquitous. Watch:

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What Qualifies “Them” for the Death Sentence: Joking about killing Iranians with bombs and cigarettes

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Comments by Fatemeh Keshavarz from Counter Punch: Discussing the rising U.S. exports of cigarettes to Iran recently, Senator McCain joked, “Maybe that’s a way of killing them.” We have seen the unfortunate impact that Iran has on the Senator’s sense of humor before (the famous “Bomb, bomb, bomb” song). But this essay is not about […]

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Andrew Bacevich: Learning the wrong lessons from the Bush era

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Andrew Bacevich asks “is perpetual war our future?” at Tom Dispatch. Bacevich will also be on PBS tonight to speak with Bill Moyers on American empire, militarism and its challenge to American democracy. Andrew Bacevich, professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel.

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Consequences of a McCain White House

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Josh Marshall says: John McCain says: “My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War. This is an act of aggression.” Let’s run-down the list. Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, followed by the US expulsion of Iraq from Kuwait. Collapse of Yugoslavia and subsequent wars […]

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What Helen Thomas would be asking if she could

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by Dan Froomkin via Nieman Watchdog The legendary newswoman is recovering from illness. But if she were in the White House briefing room, these are the questions she says she would be putting to spokeswoman Dana Perino. The White House briefing room just isn’t the same without Helen Thomas, the ailing 88-year-old Hearst Newspapers columnist […]

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