Category: Obama Admin

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Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

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Serge Halimi: Back to the Cold War

Moscow will not allow Ukraine to become a rear base for its enemies

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Tom Hayden: The President’s Sand Trap

It looks like peace groups will have some time to continue seeking consensus, credibility and a much larger base, resting on the public’s opposition to becoming bogged down in a sectarian civil war

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Danny Schechter: Just What We Need: Another War

And so it goes, as once again, around and around, we become more and more like the enemy we warn against

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Ryan Gallagher: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s No-Win War on ISIS

Obama is again considering a bombing campaign in Syria after infamously not bombing the country last year

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Glenn Greenwald: The Fun of Empire

Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

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Juan Cole: Iraq: Bombs & Bullets vs. Political Process

This violence was strategic, not random

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit”

“We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

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Sarah Lazare: Information Scarce, Warnings Mount as US Expands War in Iraq

The latest in an expanding war campaign where public information about the details and aims of the operation remain sparse

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