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Josh Rushing

Entries by Josh Rushing

An Executioner's Task

(6) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 10:14 PM


Michael Selsor will soon die by homicide. The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear the Oklahoma death row inmate's case. When I interviewed Selsor in 2010, he seemed resigned to his execution. This week's decision removed its final legal hurdle.

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In Search of Meaning: Hitchens, Whitman and War

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 7:31 PM

Friday was a heavy day.

I was saddened to learn in the morning that Christopher Hitchens died last night. Hitch was my first interview at Al Jazeera for a pilot show that never aired. I was nervous, he was buzzed. I was earnest, overly so; he was generous, predictably...

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Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

(13) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 6:45 PM

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice.

Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a small demonstration of less than two dozen veterans of the so-called global wars on terror. A rag-tag group of angry, disillusioned and, most of all,...

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Is it High Time to Legalize Cannabis?

(180) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 6:12 PM

We travel to California for our latest episode of Fault Lines where we take a look at the issues surrounding the legalization of Cannabis ahead of November's Prop 19 vote. While some may attempt to oversimplify the proposition as the right to get high, at the heart of the debate...

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Chertoff Suggests Special Ops Takeout Cyber-Attacking Servers?

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 4:29 PM

Did Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security, seriously suggest the possibility of responding with special forces to takeout the servers of cyber-attackers?

In a recent interview for Fault Lines on Al Jazeera Englsih, I asked Chertoff -- who is now on the board of the world's largest...

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Mission Accomplished, All Over Again ...

(16) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 1:34 PM

For some reason I've started receiving Newsweek in the mail. No wonder the industry is facing tough times if this is how they handle their subscription base, because I'm sure I'm not paying for it. Nonetheless, I was shocked at the cover this week which proclaims Victory at...

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Kirkuk: Caged Bird or Phoenix?

(5) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 6:45 PM

Kirkuk is a city full of oil, danger and birds. Every weekend, throngs of locals crowd into the city's central market to buy and sell birds.

It's a fascinating thing to witness, birds of all feathers -- turkeys, parakeets, parrots - selling for as much as a $100. Among Iraqis...

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