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Democracy on display in Venezuela; “Fake news” on display in the US

But fake news in the mass media isn't always as simply as out-and-out lies.
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‘If you knew then what you know now…’

Readers who weren't politically active in 2003 might be forgiven if they thought that this question was serving some kind of progressive role, discred...
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Robert Doggart: The terrorist who wasn’t

On April 10, a man was arrested by the FBI. He had been recorded discussing plans to travel with other armed people to burn down a religious instituti...
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We never even hear the names of most victims of cops

The names of some of the people killed by cops are well-known: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott.
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¿Ahora resulta que los EE.UU. ‘no apoya golpes’?

Se hizo historia en el Departamento del Estado de EE.UU. el 13 de febrero. Cuando se le preguntó sobre los esfuerzos de EE.UU. para derrocar al gobie...
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Did you hear the one about how the U.S. doesn’t support coups?

History was made at the U.S. State Department on February 13.
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No, there is not an epidemic of police officers being killed

Speaking at the funeral of New York City Police Officer Wenjian Lui, FBI Director James Comey said he was shocked and bewildered by the increased numb...
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U.S. didn’t start torturing people only after 9-11

The sordid history of U.S. torture in the Middle East laid bare by the release of the Senate report is explained by some (including President Barack O...
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Climate change isn’t new, and extinction is forever

Last week I watched a classic science-fiction movie called Soylent Green. Released in 1973, it was a good reminder that concern about what we now call...
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NY Times: End the U.S. blockade of Cuba

On Oct. 28, the U.N. General Assembly will once again debate the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. For 22 years, the U.N....