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“Bain Capitalism”: Mitt’s Frankenstein Is a Politically-Created Monster

“Bain Capitalism”: Mitt’s Frankenstein Is a Politically-Created Monster

Richard (RJ) Eskow~ Bain Capital must seem like a Frankenstein’s monster to Mitt Romney’s campaign Like Mary Shelley’s creature, it’s stalking its creator just as he’s about to claim the thing he loves most. But Bain Capital — and Bain Capitalism — isn’t Mitt’s creation. It was sewed together from the corpses of dead ideals […]

Candidate Santorum Collected Millions in Corporate PAC Money

Candidate Santorum Collected Millions in Corporate PAC Money

By AAron Metha and Josh Israel~ Rick Santorum the presidential candidate casts himself as a Washington outsider, “one of the most successful government reformers in our history,” according to his campaign bio, “taking on Washington’s powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation’s capital.” But Rick Santorum the House and Senate member received […]

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

Michael Hastings: Pentagon Press Corps is an extension of Pentagon

A year after a scathing article in Rolling Stone forced US Army general Stanley McChrystal out of his post in Afghanistan, journalist Michael Hastings reflects on the experience that ended up not at all like he would have imagined. “I was somewhat surprised by the response,” Hastings told RT. His article, The Runaway General, made […]

Quote on MLK Memorial Will Be Changed

Quote on MLK Memorial Will Be Changed

WASHINGTON — A quote carved in stone on the new Martin Luther King memorial in Washington will be changed after the inscription was criticized for not accurately reflecting the civil rights leader’s words. The Washington Post first reported on Friday the decision to change the inscription, which currently reads: “I was a drum major for […]

Panetta Promises Afghans Full Probe of Marines

Panetta Promises Afghans Full Probe of Marines

WASHINGTON— Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses — an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and put further strains on U.S.-Afghan relations. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to offer assurances of a full investigation […]

The Tenth Anniversary of Guantanamo

The Tenth Anniversary of Guantanamo

News Report: The Center for Constitutional Rights has led the legal battle over Guantanamo for the last 10 years – representing clients in two Supreme Court cases and organizing and coordinating hundreds of pro bono lawyers across the country to represent the men at Guantanamo, ensuring that nearly all have the option of legal representation. […]