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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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Bush administration sought to discredit local academic, Juan Cole

I don’t imagine that much will come of it, but the New York Times has learned that, during the Bush administration, employees of the CIA were instructed to unearth information that might be used to delegitimize the work of U-M professor Juan Cole, a well-regarded critic of the war in Iraq. The following clip comes […]

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Glenn Greenwald on Wikileaks

I don’t have anything terribly insightful to say about the most recent Wikileaks controversy, but I wanted to pass along the following from Glenn Greenwald, who I think has a pretty good take on things. The WikiLeaks disclosure has revealed not only numerous government secrets, but also the driving mentality of major factions in our […]

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Tonight, in the Conspiracy Corner: David Kelly

In July 2003, the body of former United Nations weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was found in the woods, near his home in Oxfordshire, England. Kelly had, shortly before this, been outed as the source of a BBC news report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Kelly, it would seem, disagreed with the government of […]

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Death panel to Robert Novak: “Death!”

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