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But Israel declared a ceasefire, then attacked the people who went out to shop at a local market. 17 killed, over 200 injured.

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Controlling the narrative

Something has really changed in this war on Gaza: Social media has smashed the official version of events. From what I’ve read, Israel is at a loss about how to control their version of events. Intimidating the mainstream media and politicians used to work. It doesn’t work now. It’s quite astounding, what Twitter and Facebook […]

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So you approach Muslims, talk them into taking part in “terror” plots, then announce you’ve caught a terrorist. Why, it’s just like the drug war: The U.S.  Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and […]

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That would be writer Gideon Levy: “My biggest struggle,” he says, “is to rehumanize the Palestinians. There’s a whole machinery of brainwashing in Israel which really accompanies each of us from early childhood, and I’m a product of this machinery as much as anyone else. [We are taught] a few narratives that it’s very hard […]

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We can only hope. Go read: Teachout and Wu are trying to place the citizen at the center of policy. They do that through their proposals for public financing, for antitrust, for social insurance, infrastructure and labor. It’s a callback, not just to 20th century Democratic presidents like Franklin Roosevelt, but to the politics of […]

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Jon Stewart and the war on Gaza

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The Rude Pundit.

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As you may know, Detroit’s unelected city manager is overseeing water turnoffs in the city. Please read the story and familiarize yourself with the tactics and rationale, because you may rest assured it will eventually be used in your state or town. By the way, they used a military acoustic device to disperse this rally. […]

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Why cutting public pensions will not lower your property taxes.

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Poor doors!

Because God forbid the worthies might brush shoulders with the poors! The push to ban “poor doors”—entrances that spare market-rate tenants from being forced to share an entrance with their less fortunate neighbors—wasn’t quick enough to stop the glass-bound luxury condo at 40 Riverside Boulevard. The Post reports that developer Extell has the green light from the HPD to construct […]

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