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Sectarian Violence In Iraq?

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SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN IRAQ?… I know the Iraq war is over and everything, but this strikes me as a notable development: Sunni militants staged a violent uprising in central Baghdad Saturday after Iraqi forces detained a leader of the Sons of Iraq, a mostly Sunni paramilitary force that until recently had received salaries from the… Read more »

Krugman Opens The Overton Window

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KRUGMAN OPENS THE OVERTON WINDOW… The upcoming cover of Newsweek, the Village weekly reader, will feature Paul Krugman, or at least 60%-65% of his face, with the headline “OBAMA IS WRONG: The Loyal Opposition of Paul Krugman.” Krugman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics last fall, has been arguing that Obama is doing too… Read more »

Spanish Court Opens Torture Inquiry Against Gonzales, Addington, Yoo, Others

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SPANISH COURT OPENS TORTURE INQUIRY AGAINST GONZALES, ADDINGTON, YOO, OTHERS…. Just off the press from the New York Times: A high-level Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, on whether they violated international law by providing a… Read more »

Red River Flooding And National Service

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RED RIVER FLOODING AND NATIONAL SERVICE… A spate of winter storms in the Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN area have threatened homes and businesses as the Red River rises and increases the potential for a catastrophic flood. Thousands of volunteers reinforced dikes and levees, raising the floodwall level to roughly 43 feet, and many communities already submerged… Read more »

A New Brand Of Stupid On Climate Change

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A NEW BRAND OF STUPID ON CLIMATE CHANGE… Today is the second annual Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness on the issue of climate change. At 8:30pm local time, major businesses, local and national points of interest, and individual homes will dim their lights for one hour. Already today, sites ranging from the… Read more »