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Mitt Romney's Hard-Right Agenda

Mitt RomneyCurrently, five Republican presidential aspirants remain. Weak support caused others to suspend campaigns or drop out.

In November, voters have unpalatable options between a lawless/crime boss/militarist/pro-war/anti-populist/morally corrupt president, and a rogue's gallery of alternatives looking more like a police lineup than legitimate candidates.

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Killing Dissent with War

amerciaby Jacob G. Hornberger

A point made by James Madison might well explain the U.S. government’s strangulation of Iran’s economy with ever-tightening sanctions: “Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended.”

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Censorship in the Green Mountains

Fascism"When Fascism came, it was not brought by uniformed troops.
 It was not imposed at the point of a gun.
Fascism came because citizens were too distracted to pay attention.
Voters were too misinformed to cast intelligent ballots.
And the mass of people failed to recognize the inherent danger in the censoring of speech and the banning of books."

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Western Oil Firms Big Winners In Iraq

BPWestern oil producers have emerged as the big winners of the Iraq war.

“Prior to the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq US and other western oil companies were all but completely shut out of Iraq’s oil market,” industry analyst Antonia Juhasz told Al Jazeera wire service.

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Sentencing minorsThe Constitution's Eighth Amendment prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment." The legal dictionary defines it as:

"any cruel and degrading punishment not known to the Common Law, or any fine, penalty, confinement, or treatment that is so disproportionate to the offense as to shock the moral sense of the community."

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