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Juan Cole, Leni Sinclair, and the YpsiGlow project …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend, and it has all the makings of a great show. Our first guest will be esteemed University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole. An expert on the Middle East, Cole came to be a household name shortly after 9/11, as our nation geared […]

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Here we go again… the Swiftboating of Obama has begun

A few nights ago, I told you about a family member of mine who had shared a purposefully misleading political graphic on Facebook, and how I responded. The piece, which incorrectly attributed $5 billion of the nation’s debt to the “Democratic majority,” was produced by an organization called Right Change, a fake grassroots entity bankrolled […]

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Daniel Ellsberg calls on other whistleblowers to come forward, before we’re at war with Iran

Chris Hedges, who I often quote here, just interviewed Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, hastening the end of the Vietnam war, and contributing toward the downfall of Richard Nixon. And, as it’s been a while since we’ve discussed the increasing severity with which our nation has been cracking […]

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Cheney asserts his alibi

Former Vice President Dick “There is No Doubt that Saddam Hussein Now Has Weapons of Mass Destruction” Cheney has just released a book entitled In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir. The reviews thus far have not been kind. Many, including Colin Powell’s former chief of staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, feel as though it’s […]

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Who did a better job of interviewing Donald Rumsfeld?

Both Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. had the opportunity to interview former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld yesterday. (He’s on the circuit, promoting his new book “Known and Unknown: A Memoir“.) Both interviews are being widely discussed today, and I’m curious as to who you feel did a better job, Stewart, who held Rumsfeld’s feet […]

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