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PARIS, THE NEW NORMAL? — Diana Johnstone¬†files an in-depth report from Paris on the political reaction to the Charlie Hebdo shootings; The Treachery of the Black Political Class: Margaret Kimberley charts the rise and fall of the Congressional Black Caucus; The New Great Game: Pepe Escobar assays the game-changing new alliance between Russia and Turkey; Will the Frackers Go Bust? Joshua Frank reports on how the collapse of global oil prices might spell the end of the fracking frenzy in the Bakken Shale; The Future of the Giraffe: Ecologist Monica Bond reports from Tanzania on the frantic efforts to save one of the world’s most iconic species. Plus: Jeffrey St. Clair¬†on Satire in the Service of Power; Chris Floyd on the Age of Terrorism and Absurdity; Mike Whitney on the Drop Dead Fed; John Wight on the rampant racism of Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper;” John Walsh on Hillary Clinton and Lee Ballinger on the Gift of Anger.
Archives from December 2000
Let’s Get This Show On the Road
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
The last time we had fun at a counter-Inaugural was when Nixon was sworn in, on January 20, 1973. As he launched his second term with the traditional piece of perjury about upholding the law, we all looked forward to four more years, but of course Nixon was gone in less t...
Criminalizing Youth
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Ours is not the first era in which adults have persecuted the young and criminalized them. But in this country it’s not been done before with such methodical zeal, ever since that salesman of the virtues, Bill Bennett, co-chaired the Council on Crime in America and ...
No Closure, No Peace
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
On the one hand the calls for “closure”, “finality” and national unity. On the other, Justice John Paul Stevens’s bitter summation: “in the interests of finality however the majority [of the US Supreme Court] effectively orders the dise...
Enviros, Fears and Dollars
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
They’d rather die than admit it, but environmental organizations thrive on disaster and this fact has enabled them to discern a silver lining in the likelihood of a Bush administration, in tandem with a Republican Congress and a Republican Supreme Court. ...
Blackout Christmas
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
It’s starting to shape up as possibly a dark Christmas in California. On December 6, a few moments after lighting the state Christmas tree, Governor Gray Davis pulled the plug. He announced piously that he was doing so to conserve energy and urged other Californ...
Jeb, W and the Secretary of State
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
Forget all that talk about Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris. Now the spotlight is on Katherine Harris and W. Jack McCarthy, a Friend of CounterPunch resident in Tallahassee, and erstwhile political columnist for the now defunct Florida Flambeau sends CounterPunch this...