Saturday, February 12, 2011

The CIA's Man in Egypt

By Scott Horton
February 12, 2011

With Mubarak’s departure, the focus now falls on his chosen successor, Omar Suleiman.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt's Conflicting Narratives

By Michael Winship
February 11, 2011

"The culture of democracy is still far away."

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Hard Lessons from the HuffPost Sale

By Robert Parry
February 11, 2011

U.S. progressive media has had a tough few weeks. First, Keith Olbermann, the pioneer for liberal programming during MSNBC’s evening hours, was sent packing. Then, Arianna Huffington allowed AOL to subsume her Huffington Post into AOL’s right-of-center content for the price tag of $315 million.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Obama-Was-Anti-Business Myth

By Kevin Zeese
February 10, 2011

The unrelenting narrative from the corporate media – that Obama must mend fences with American business – is disconnected from the reality of Obama’s policies and appointments.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

What a 'Liberal Media' Might Look Like

By Lisa Pease
February 9, 2011

I’m surprised that otherwise intelligent people continue to believe the myth that the media is “liberal.” I think it’s worth discussing what a liberal media would look like if we had one, so we can better understand that we don’t have one.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

America's Stay-at-Home Ex-President

By Ray McGovern
February 8, 2011

As the news broke on Saturday that former President George W. Bush had abruptly canceled his scheduled appearance this week in Geneva to avoid the risk of arrest on a torture complaint, my first thought was — how humiliating, not only for Bush but, by extension, for all Americans.

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US Spurned Taliban Peace Feelers

By Gareth Porter
February 8, 2011

The central justification of the U.S.-NATO war against the Afghan Taliban - that the Taliban would allow al Qaeda to return to Afghanistan - has been challenged by new historical evidence of offers by the Taliban leadership to reconcile with the Hamid Karzai government after the fall of the Taliban government in late 2001.

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The Many Obstacles to Revolution

By William Blum
February 8, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Mubarak's Dangerous 'Groupthink'

By Lawrence Davidson
February 7, 2011

Through his stubbornness Hosni Mubarak has managed to transform himself from a 30-year "loyal ally" into an 82-year-old liability.

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Egyptian Blogger Describes Clashes

By Dennis Bernstein
February 6, 2011

To call the ongoing people’s revolts in Tunisia and Egypt FaceBook revolutions is certainly overstating the case.

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NYT's Keller Disparages Assange

By Coleen Rowley
February 6, 2011

How unseemly for New York Times executive editor Bill Keller to look down so disdainfully at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a nasty ad hominem portrayal in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, “Dealing With Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets.”

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