A Lefty’s Guide to Liberty

The problem isn’t the issues, nor even the length of the list, it’s that we’re so preoccupied agitating for everything – often coming across like anxiety-riddled gripers forever waving urgent to-do lists – we forget to express in simple terms how it all fits together and why it all matters.

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The Other Charlies

Photos and video of the world leaders standing, locked arm in arm, leading the massive march, raced around the planet. It has now been reported that the world leaders were not in the march at all, but were gathered for a photo opportunity on a closed street, away from the...

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Stop Thanking the Troops for Me: No, They Don’t Protect Our Freedoms!”

Justin Doolittle Salon http://www.salon.com/ The millions of Americans who regularly watch nationally televised NBA games are, by now, familiar with the “NBA Cares” commercials that run quite frequently during the season. The series of promos is meant to illustrate the league’s commitment to serving the community in a variety of...

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Obama’s Escalating War on Freedom of the Press

Norman Solomon Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/22 The part of the First Amendment that prohibits “abridging the freedom … of the press” is now up against the wall, as the Obama administration continues to assault the kind of journalism that can expose government secrets. Last Friday the administration got what it wanted—an...

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