Monthly Archives: February 2010

Utah : Challenging Women’s Rights Again

Critics fear the new law could affect women who drink and miscarry.Photo: UPPA / Photoshot.Utah women may face murder charges after miscarriages By David Usborne / February 28, 2010 Outrage at bill that could jail women who ‘recklessly’ endanger unborn … finish reading Utah : Challenging Women’s Rights Again

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Cole on the "Swift-Boating" of Climate Change Science

Advice to climate scientists on how to avoid being Swift-boated and how to become public intellectuals By Juan Cole / February 28, 2010 Climate Scientists continue to see persuasive evidence of global warming and climate change when they speak at … finish reading Cole on the "Swift-Boating" of Climate Change Science

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The Pentagon and All Its Suckers (That Would Be Us)

Gargantua’s mouth:The Pentagon and the suckers By Saul Landau and Nelson P. Valdes / February 27, 2010 The perpetual menacings of danger oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it; its armies must be numerous enough for instant … finish reading The Pentagon and All Its Suckers (That Would Be Us)

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A History of Relations with Iran

Mohammad Mosaddeq (1882-1967), Iranian Prime Minister and a major political figure in the modern history of Iran. This photograph was taken ca 1965 in Ahmadabad, Iran.Accusing Iran; Ignoring history By Ted Snider / February 26, 2010 Did Hillary Clinton seriously … finish reading A History of Relations with Iran

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Health Care Reform : A Bad Proposal or a Worse One?

Senator Alexander, sitting next to Senator McCain, provided the Republicans’ opening statement at the Health Care Forum at Blair House, and he challenged President Obama and the Democrats “to renounce jamming it through in a partisan way.” Photo: Stephen Crowley/The … finish reading Health Care Reform : A Bad Proposal or a Worse One?

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Juan Cole on the U.S. Defense Budget

Gates Wants Europe to Beggar Itself on War Expenditures the Way the U.S. Has By Juan Cole / February 25, 2010 U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates decries Europe for general anti-war sentiment, unwillingness to beggar itself with expenditures on … finish reading Juan Cole on the U.S. Defense Budget

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Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

Image from Texas Vox / Public Citizen.High dollar nuclear makeover:$645 million in lipstick for a radioactive pig By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 24, 2010 The mystery has been solved. Where is this “new reactor renaissance” coming … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

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Harry Targ : How the Ruling Class Rules

Image from La Revue Gauche.The new class society:How does the ruling class rule? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2010 The substructure In an effort to teach and reflect more systematically about class rule in the … finish reading Harry Targ : How the Ruling Class Rules

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Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

Rick Nelson and James Burton. Image from theexpress-band.com.From Susanna to Suzie Q:Don’t you cry for me… By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2010 You can gauge the status of women from the music we like … finish reading Susie Q and Oh Susanna : Riffing on Music About Women

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Perfect Storm Coming? : GOP Winning With Message Control

Image from The Situationist.Democrats facing perfect political storm?GOP raises misinformation to an art formBy Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / February 22, 2010 As E.J. Dionne writes, Barack Obama, Democrats, and liberals are losing now. Big time! The Democrats … finish reading Perfect Storm Coming? : GOP Winning With Message Control

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Afghanistan : Telling the Wolves from the Sheep

It all started in Rhode Island…They shoot Americans, don’t they? To expect that they won’t be shot at is an example of that sort of American innocence that has worn awfully thin after centuries of American invasions of other countries. … finish reading Afghanistan : Telling the Wolves from the Sheep

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Tilting at Windmills : Don Quixote, the Israel Ballet, and the Dance of Apartheid

Don Quixote goes mad. Engraving by Gustave Doré. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Showing Israel’s ‘prettier face’:Don Quixote comes to Burlington Whether conscious or not, there is a deep irony in the choice of Don Quixote as a touring piece for the … finish reading Tilting at Windmills : Don Quixote, the Israel Ballet, and the Dance of Apartheid

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