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How Revisionist Reporting Hurts Everyone

1 Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 16:27:35 (EST)

Media lapdogs are marked by stenographic tendencies, sympathetic frames and a reliance on industry jargon. Politico's latest report about Congressional Republicans working to undo looming defense cuts meets all three criteria.

The piece is accurately headlined "GOP eager to scuttle defense cuts," and nowhere in the article is any...

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Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

2 Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 17:34:06 (EST)

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel with another insult.

For the last eight years, Helvenston-Wettengel has been fighting for justice and accountability for the preventable death of her son,...

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Job Creation at Home Requires Peace Abroad

2 Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 12:00:21 (EST)

As more Americans sour on our 10-year-old national nation-building experiment in Afghanistan, there's a growing community of policy mandarins, activists and elites uniting to expose the myriad of ways war spending and military contracting have plunged our nation into a jobs crisis.

The existing counter insurgency operation in...

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The Koch Brothers Lost in North Carolina

10 Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 11:03:00 (EST)

Ohio, Mississippi and Maine got a lot of the headlines, but North Carolina voters also struck a heroic blow against the Koch brothers in elections Tuesday night.

Charles and David Koch were obviously not on the ballot, but the election was a referendum on their influence in Raleigh, N.C....

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The Myth of Military Contracting

1 Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 10:18:36 (EST)

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it!

A cursory or peer review...

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Koch Brothers Now Attacking EPA Internships

Posted September 20, 2011 | 18:50:53 (EST)

Mike Pompeo is a Congressman from Kansas who represents a vast swath of Koch brothers' offices, executives, lawyers, yes-men and employees. Could that alone explain Pompeo's latest gambit?

It's relevant background as he offered a quixotic bill targeting one of Charles and David Koch's favorite punching bags: the...

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