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Fact-Check This Debate: Romney’s Failures versus Obama’s Extreme Revisionism

October 23, 2012 by

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At one point Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of taking an airbrush to history. At another point, he said the 1980s called and wanted its foreign policy back. Obama was quick to come to such expressions, being the most valued customer at the airbrush counter and the greatest upholder of U.S. militarism since Reagan, which […]

Justifying Corporate Welfare for the Military: What the Logic Sounds Like

November 6, 2010 by

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Now that Obama has handed victory to a slew of pro-war Republicans, having betrayed and abandoned the grassroots anti-war left that helped bring him to power, this is what Americans get as a reward for their wishes for fiscal responsibility and small government: the presumptive new chairman of the House Armed Services committee, Representative Buck McKeon […]

If I Had a Trillion Dollars: Involving Youth in Discussions about the Costs of War

September 18, 2010 by

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The American Friends Service Committee is circulating an action alert, “If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Video Contest,” for an innovative and democratic project aimed at fostering youth engagement in debates concerning the costs of war. As the AFSC explains, The money that is being spent on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

09-11-1984, The Calculus of Fear: When Trivial Terrors Become the “Real Threats”

April 18, 2008 by

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Orange has become America’s new national colour. Before the Hate had proceeded for thirty seconds, uncontrollable exclamations of rage were breaking out from half the people in the room. The self-satisfied sheep-like face on the screen, and the terrifying power of the Eurasian army behind it, were too much to be borne: besides, the sight […]

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