Is Romney preparing for a new war in the Middle East?

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Or, is he just trying to show the Republicans that he can be a tough guy like Bush? Either way, the end result is not very good. If he thinks people want yet another costly war that ...

Video: Romney hoped for American hostage “opportunity”

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Dear God. It’s like all those “9/11 Truth” conspiracies, but in this case it’s actually kind of true.  At least the part about considering the death of ...

Why the Syrian crisis is not like Egypt or Libya

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I’ve been reading Juan Cole’s site to stay up on what’s going on in the Middle East (among others). And I found this comment by guest columnist Søren Schmidt interesting ...

RBS the latest bank under investigation for business with Iran

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Doing deals with Iran is nothing compared to the trillions they blew away during the peak of the banking crisis or even the Libor ripoff. That said, this is an industry that thumbs ...

Deutsche Bank under investigation for business with Iran

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Not to worry though because it’s painfully clear after the crisis that the financial industry is the law, so little will come of this. Now that the US Department of Justice has ...

I guess it’s now okay for foreign govts to violate the sanctity of UK embassies

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So Britain is no better than Iran.  At least now we know. What a bizarrely ignorant thing for the UK to tell Ecuador, that it’s actually thinking of violating the sanctity ...

How did gay Olympians fare in the medal count?

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Ten out gay Olympians won medals. Ten publicly out gay and lesbian Olympians are taking home medals from these Olympic Games in London, most of them gold. If Team Gay was a country, ...

Romney trust continued investments in abortion, stem cells, China, Iran

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Romney claims that he told the person running his blind trust to administer it in a way consistent with his public positions on issues. That was the first mistake. Romney has taken ...

How Wikileaks helped foment a culture of investigative journalism in Brazil

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A really neat story from the Nation about how Wikileaks strategically went through classified cables in order to create their own news, and how it ended up inspiring a culture of investigative ...

Rebels control Syrian border posts

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Juan Cole writes: Free Syria exists along Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq. The Free Syrian Army, somewhat to my surprise, is beginning to take and hold territory, acting more ...

Syrian capital in chaos

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Almost every report coming in from Syria right now is contradicted by another report. The only claim for which there appears to be good evidence is that the capital is in chaos with ...

Is TPP (“NAFTA on steroids”) Obama’s Bain Capital?

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More about the super-secret (and genuinely scary) Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) trade agreement, courtesy of Public Citizen. The TPP pact is a world-wide “corporate ...

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson now raining millions on Mittens

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There are so many angles to this story, it’s hard to know where to start. John touched on this earlier in a Romney-porn piece (yep), but I want to focus on just Adelson for a ...
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