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Divorce and Dereliction of Duty Down South

Steve Spires

December 20, 2009

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Embattled South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford made headlines this summer with his opposition to the federal stimulus touted by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Nothing compared, though, to his six-day disapp...

Copenhagen, the New Berlin

Chris Lewis

December 20, 2009

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Guardian environmentalist extraordinaire George Monbiot on the Copenhagen climate negotiations: Watching this stupid summit via webcam (I wasn't allowed in either), it struck me that the treaty-making system has scarcely chang...

AWOL Newswire: Pentagon Hacks Still ‘Experts’

Chris Lewis

December 13, 2009

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According to a recent Huffington Post article, retired US generals are still appearing on network news as expert "military analysts" without disclosing clear conflicts of interest. The piece is worth quoting at length: One of these men in particular -- NBC News military...

Academic Talk: An Expanded Marxist Approach

AWOL

December 10, 2009

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Academic Talk is an AWOL blog feature that steps out of the newsroom and into the classroom -- highlighting theory's relevance and manifestation in the country's conversations. In the latest New Left Review, London-based academic...

AWOL Newswire: You’re a Secret Muslim, Charlie Brown

Peter Harrison

December 6, 2009

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In the past week, two news stories arose that, despite their comedic value, served only to shave still more dignity from this country's dignity-deficient conservative voice; The Obama Muslim-smearing that reared its ugly head bef...

Magazine launch party

Amberley Romo

December 2, 2009

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Fall 2009 "Divided" issue release tonight! Where: Hughes Formal Lounge When: 8-10pm Why: Must you ask?

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