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Liberated Libya Rejects U.S. Intervention

(6) Comments | Posted March 3, 2011 | 10:20 AM

On the streets of liberated Benghazi people say no to McCain, Lieberman and any U.S. intervention.

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Wisconsin's Billionaires Make a Sacrifice?

(326) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 2:58 PM

Here's an alternative "something has to give" plan for Wisconsin

Something has to give, say people backing Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker. And that something just has to be the wages and collective bargaining rights of public sector workers.

Early in this epic battle, Wisconsin's Journal Sentinel's editorial board

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The Tucson Shootings, Civility and the New Class War Zone

(36) Comments | Posted January 13, 2011 | 8:29 AM

Every so often, a tragic event shreds a gaping hole in the fabric of the official American narrative. Then the political elite and their media do what's necessary to smooth things over, to find some...

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How Dems Allowed the Tea Party to Rebrand the GOP

(3) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 1:47 PM

On Tuesday American voters are going to choose which section of the American elite they want to govern them. Who says that's the choice? Conservative pundit George Will did, that was in the fall of 2008 during the Presidential elections.

Here's what he had to say: "Surely in a democracy...

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From Joe McCarthy to Glenn Beck -- Time to End Fear of the Witch Hunt

(108) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 12:57 PM

I listened to Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" speech hoping to find something of substance to write about. I found a stringing together of such empty phrases it does not bear discussion. The more important issue is why a man whose megalomania seems to have no bounds can become such a...

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Bursting 'Officer Bubbles'

(6) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 12:57 PM

This blog was writen by my The Real News colleague Jesse Freeston

In recent hours, a video produced for The Real News by my colleague Nazrul Islam and I has officially gone viral. It depicts 20-year-old Courtney Winkels, a social worker from outside Toronto, blowing bubbles near a...

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Alliance With Warlords Makes War Strategy Hopeless

(34) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 1:29 AM

The firing of General Stanley McChrystal by President Obama should give Americans, Canadians and the people of other NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan a moment to reflect on why their daughters and sons are dying and killing there.

Not because of McChrystal's departure, but for President Obama's renewed commitment to...

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Why the Furor Over McChrystal?

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 12:56 PM

Gareth Porter: The real problem is a failed strategy in Afghanistan

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Afghans Must Embrace US Troops by Day, Taliban by Night

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 8:20 AM

Mohammed Junaid, a research scholar of Pashtun decent, says the people of Kandahar are caught between the US army and Taliban; they will not support the US offensive. Local support is supposed to be a critical factor for the success of the US campaign.

I recently interviewed Mohammed. You...

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Canadian Gold Company Sues El Salvador for $100 Million

(15) Comments | Posted June 20, 2010 | 10:41 PM

Canadian mining company, Pacific Rim, is in court suing the government of El Salvador for 100 million dollars. It claims that by not awarding the company an exploitation permit for its proposed gold mine, the tiny country is in breach of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (known as CAFTA)....

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Nader Says Reinstate Helen Thomas

(144) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 2:47 PM

The following is a transcript of a TRNN interview with Ralph Nader. You can view the video of the interview here.

PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Washington. It was only about a week ago Helen Thomas...

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U.S. Knew About Afghan Mineral Bonanza in 2007

(117) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 5:06 AM

Did a 2007 report of massive mineral deposits in Afghanistan affect President Obama's 2009 decision to widen the scope of the Afghan war?

Is a recent New York Times article omitting that possibility?

A U.S. Geological Survey has shown that Afghanistan is one of the worlds' biggest...

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Beyond the Pale -- The Murder of Furkan Dogan

(61) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 2:43 AM

Not all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism.

But some is.

All one has to do is read some of the comments on this blog that were not published, to know that Judenhass ("Jew-hatred") is alive and well.

It cannot be overestimated how thousands of years of hatred and Nazi genocide...

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In Defense of Helen Thomas -- On Apologizing to Apologists

(722) Comments | Posted June 7, 2010 | 11:53 AM

Helen Thomas was the dean of the White House Press corp. She has a fifty-year history of tough-minded journalism and is one of the very, very few journalists in the mainstream press who has had the guts to question US policy towards Israel. On Monday she was pressured into resigning,...

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The Real News Network Questions Hillary on Iran

(31) Comments | Posted October 15, 2007 | 9:50 PM

On September 26th Hillary Rodham Clinton voted for the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment, which designates the Iranian National Guard as a terrorist organization. As I read through the amendment I found it harder and harder to understand how she could possible defend her vote. The amendment essentially defines the Iranian state as...

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