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The Real Bev Oda Scandal: Politicizing (& Corporatizing) Canadian Foreign Aid

That now-infamous taxpayer-subsidized luxury hotel switcheroo in Mother London? Small potatoes. Don Cayo: [A]nalysis by Fraser Reilly-King, a policy analyst at the non-profit Canadian Council for International Co-operation, shows substantial cuts to foreign aid in last month’s federal budget are aimed … Continue reading

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NY Times: 300 Afghan Women Protest ‘Rape Law’

by mattbastard This is probably the most inspiring and heroic thing I’ve read about in ages: The young women stepped off the bus and moved toward the protest march just beginning on the other side of the street when they … Continue reading

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F*ck Me with a Freshly Sharpened Pitchfork.

by matttbastard Update 03/23: Make sure to check out Sarah’s post on Spitzer, populism, and The Experts. On today’s episode of Fareed Zakaria GPS, an ‘expert panel’ was convened to discuss ‘populist’ outrage in the wake of AIG and other … Continue reading

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A Study in Contrast

by matttbastard Yours: Ours: Um, wanna trade? You can keep Wolf. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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If Tennessee is the Buckle of the Bible Belt Then Utah is the Backside

by matttbastard Well, isn’t this lovely: The Utah House of Representatives will hear a controversial proposal that could hold physicians responsible for homicide if they perform abortions deemed illegal by the state. Under current state law, abortion is allowed only … Continue reading

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More on Obama, Celebrity and Miscengenation

by matttbastard Re: the recent McCain campaign ad labelling Barack Obama a celebrity (and not-so-subtly juxtaposing the junior senator from Illinois with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears), Adam Serwer (aka dnA of Too Sense and Jack and Jill Politics) believes … Continue reading

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Larry Wilkerson: What the Next President Should Do About Cuba

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McSame sez Drill, Drill, Drill!

by matttbastard They laugh alike, they walk alike, sometimes they even talk alike: MCCAIN PLAN: “There Are Areas Off Our Coasts That Should Be Open To Exploration And Exploitation.” During a media availability in Arlington, Virginia, John McCain said, “I … Continue reading

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Mike Webster Nails It at the Braidwood Inquiry

by matttbastard I’m glad to see that someone involved in law enforcement is rightly disturbed by widespread TASER misuse: A police psychologist blasted Taser International at the public inquiry probing the controversial use of Tasers, claiming Tuesday that Canadian police … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class

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