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Archives from January 2001
From San Juan Hill to Chengue
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
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Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Last Day at the White House
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
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Farewell, Bill and Hill!
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Different Players, Same Game
Alexander Cockburn And Jeffrey St. Clair
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The Nixon Story You Never Heard
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Over three decades ago on December 21, 1971, Richard Nixon approved the first major cover-up of his administration. He did so reluctantly at the behest of his closest political advisers, Attorney General John Mitchell, Domestic Counselor John Ehrlichman, and Chief...
Confusing Tales from Argentina
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I’ve been trying for years to figure out the world economic system, but it ain’t easy. No matter how much I read I always seem to end up even more confused than when I started. For example, lately I’ve been trying to understand what is hap...
Leaving Our Rights Behind
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Sometimes life mirrors the comic strips. The recent “Doonesbury” series on ethnic profiling was frighteningly accurate and reflective of our current reality. I should know; on Oct. 12, I was ordered off a Delta Airlines flight at Raleigh-Durham Internat...