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The Dissenter

25 Jul 2011

Kucinich Asks Holder Why Justice Department Is Investigating Antiwar Activists

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has written a letter to Attorney General Eric J. Holder expressing concern about an investigation into antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. The congressman is the latest member of Congress to send Holder a letter on this matter.

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25 Jul 2011

Kucinich Asks Holder Why Justice Department Is Investigating Antiwar Activists

(photo: SEIU International ) Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has written a letter to Attorney General Eric J. Holder expressing concern about an investigation into antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. The congressman is the latest member of Congress to send Holder a letter on this matter. In September of last

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25 Jul 2011

Reflecting on the Afghanistan War Logs Released by WikiLeaks One Year Ago

One year ago, WikiLeaks released the Afghanistan war logs. Around seventy-six thousand previously classified military reports were released in collaboration with the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel. The contents of the documents revealed several dark realities of the war. And, the release drew condemnation from the Washington establishment that made certain the war logs had a minor impact.

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25 Jul 2011

Reflecting on the Afghanistan War Logs Released by WikiLeaks One Year Ago

One year ago, WikiLeaks released the Afghanistan war logs. Around seventy-six thousand previously classified military reports were released in collaboration with the New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel. The contents of the documents revealed several dark realities of the war. And, the release drew condemnation from the Washington establishment that made

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The Bullpen

04 Aug 2011

Stock Market Cliff Diving on Euro Fears

Stocks are down sharply today, as the reality of the global economic predicament begins to dawn on the investor class. But the bond market looks even worse, writes Paul Krugman: The US 10-year bond rate is now down to 2.5%. So much for those bond vigilantes. What this rate is

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04 Aug 2011

Romney Goes to China – As an Electoral Strategy

Mitt Romney is running a haplessly dishonest, but potentially effective general election campaign. I don’t know if he’s going to make it to the general election. But if he does, these are the types of messages you’re going to see. The ad is a little incoherent. It features an Ohio

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04 Aug 2011

In Wisconsin, Where Have the Public Employees Gone?

The money in the Wisconsin recall races is bordering on obscene, as expected, and on both sides. We Are Wisconsin, the labor coalition, has raised close to $10 million for the recalls. And on the other end of the scale, the Club for Growth has put in about $3 to

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04 Aug 2011

FAA Deadlock Continues; Reid Offers Boehner a Deal

Deals have apparently been reached on patent reform and trade agreements, two pieces of the this-won’t-create-jobs “jobs” agenda. But a third deal, which would avert the continued furlough of 74,000 Americans, has not yet been reached. The FAA remains in partial shutdown, with construction projects at airports all over the

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04 Aug 2011

White House Has Several Unused Options When It Comes to Jobs

As Dick Polman writes today, the Obama Administration put themselves in a box on jobs that will be difficult to emerge from. While the spending cuts in the near term are not all that large, the very real shift to austerity on practical and rhetorical terms means that legitimate job

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04 Aug 2011

Florida AG Bondi Wants Outside Investigation into Clarkson, Edwards Firing

It looks like the pressure has finally cracked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. After weeks of outrage from housing advocates, and controversy in the media, over the firing of two assistant AGs who were pursuing cases against foreclosure mills and other malign operators profiting off the foreclosure crisis, Bondi has

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