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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.
Year of the Spoilers

Twenty-Five Ins and Outs for 2008


In: Straight shooters
Out: Whiners

In: Medicare for all.
Out: Universal health care

In: Red States
Out: Blue States

In: March Across America
Out: The Nation Cruise

In: Baseball
Out: Football

In: Standing up to the Democratic Party’s BS
Out: The whole list of sycophants (you know who you are)

In: Finkelstein
Out: Dershowitz

In: Iran
Out: Iraq

In: Prohibit and punish.
Out: Cap and trade.

In: West Virginia
Out: Virginia

In: Ass kickers
Out: Progressives

In: Prosecute
Out: Regulate

In: Blacks
Out: Greens

In: Shunning and shaming
Out: Get along by going along

In: Political trainers
Out: Personal trainers

In: Tough it out.
Out: Wimp out.

In: Spoilers
Out: Crooks

In: Bottom Up
Out: Top Down

In: Confrontation.
Out: Kumbaya.

In: Nurses
Out: Doctors

In: Independents
Out: Democrats and Republicans

In: One state
Out: Two states and three states

In: Beer and chips
Out: Wine and cheese

In: Move In.
Out: Move On.

In: People
Out: Corporations

RUSSELL MOKHIBER is the Editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter.