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Stephen Zunes – Hillary Clinton’s strident opposition to the International Criminal Court

Supporters of international law have expressed consternation that the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president — like most of her potential Republican rivals — strongly supported the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Hillary Clinton’s support for the Bush administration’s request for war authorization effectively placed her in opposition to the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg …

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Dennis Bernstein – The Deposer in Chief: Hillary in Honduras

Actions taken by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state are a major factor contributing to the waves of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, coming north to the US, according to a highly respected Latino human rights activist and several distinguished scholars who have studied the situation and spent extensive time in the country. They assert that Clinton played a crucial and …

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Tom Jacobs – For Some Christians, Respect for Authority Outweighs Compassion

Of all the surprising facets of the current presidential race, there is nothing quite so jarring as the fact so many evangelical Christians are expressing support for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz—two men who don’t exactly embody the tenets of Christian compassion. As columnist David Brooks wrote last week in the New York Times: The best conservatism balances support for …

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Scott Galindez – Hillarycare Won’t Cover Everyone, Berniecare Will

hile Hillary Clinton has made statements in the past in support of single-payer health care, she has never proposed it. Even in 1993, when she chaired Bill Clinton’s special commission on “universal” health care, she didn’t propose a plan that would have covered everyone. Like Obamacare, it had a mandate that said everyone has to buy into a private plan. …

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Smart Show (goharrison) with Cary Harrison – 01.18.16

Simon Rosenberg-NDN.org on Clinton-Sanders Debate

NDN – New Democrat Network.Simon Rosenberg is President and founder of NDN, a leading, center-left think tank in Washington, DC. Rosenberg, a veteran of two presidential campaigns, including the 1992 Clinton War Room, got his start as a writer and producer in network television. He is a leading political thinker and commentator with a unique ability to identify important trends and decipher changes transforming American politics well before others.

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Glenn Greenwald – Al Jazeera America Terminates All TV and Digital Operations

xecutives of Al Jazeera America (AJAM) held a meeting at 2 p.m. Eastern Time to tell their employees that the company is terminating all news and digital operations in the U.S. as of April 2016, resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs. The announcement marks a stunning and rapid collapse of what, from the start, has been a towering failure. AJAM began when …

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Thomas S. Harrington – Are US Relations With Israel a Proprietary Matter? The People at PBS’ Frontline Seem to Think So

There are numerous templates available for the making of effective propaganda. One extremely crude approach, pioneered by the Nazis, and used to great effect but the Bush Administration in the lead-up to its calculated destruction of Iraq, is to have “authorities” and their usually quite willing media accomplices (despite their constant braying about being “fiercely independent”, this is all too …

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Isaiah J. Poole – Millennials in Poll Fake Right, Go Left

At first glance, a poll released this week by USA Today and Rock the Vote, done by Ipsos, seems to confound our narrative that a majority of millennials identify more with progressives than conservatives. In fact, when asked that question point-blank when it comes to economic policy, 38 percent of respondents in the poll identified as conservative to some degree, …

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Andrew Griffin – Too Much Trump? Brilliant Filter Rids the Entire Web of the Donald

Donald Trump can be entirely banned from the internet [3] using a Chrome extension. The software analyses websites for the use of his name and stops access to any website that contains it. Its creator says that the tool hasn’t just been created to filter out the often incendiary pronouncements of the presidential candidate [4] — but in the hope of broadening the debate, …