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CA legalization battle heats up

Ahead of state-wide vote, marijuana legalization battle heats up in CA

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Did the CIA use Bybee memo for protection? from Firedoglake

The health bill is a bonanza for insurance industry by Bill Moyers

Key differences between progressive & liberal thinking by David Sirota

Germany to expand nuclear plant phase-out by 28 years from Al-Jazeera

WAR ZONES

McChrystal admits Afghan atrocities, press yawns by Allison Kilkenny

US casualties double in Afghanistan from Press TV

Obama declares Afghan war ‘absolutely essential’

Did Iraq just elect a mass-murderer? by Joshua Holland

BROADCASTING

Internet radio station makes leap to airwaves

WORT outreach coordinator directs a symphony of volunteers

Is there too much marijuana on prime time TV? from NORML

Planning a new station or relocation? FCC clarifies transmitter site rules

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UN torture expert criticizes Obama for not investigating previous administration

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Why is Barack Obama writing GOP talking points? by John Nichols

Granny D dies at 100: She walked across the USA for campaign finance reform

Why the oppressed must tell their own story from Toward Freedom

Top US home-school texts dismiss evolution

THE TORTURE ARCHITECTS

George W Bush & Dick Cheney pulled the torture strings from The Progressive

Federal judge says Donald Rumsfeld can’t duck trial from Chicago Reader

The reason why torture memos resemble Clarence Thomas’ way of thinking

Reporter: Karl Rove’s book nearly made me choke on a pretzel

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Rep. Dennis Kucinich forces Congress to debate Afghanistan

Kucinich & 16 other members of Congress start bipartisan War debate

House defeats Kucinich resolution to withdraw from Afghanistan

Sen. Levin to block Blackwater’s $1B Afghanistan contract

THE GAYS

Virginia Attorney General orders colleges to stop protecting gays

Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Levin take lead on measure to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Republican State Sen. with staunch record against gay rights comes out

Glenn Beck apologizes to viewers for interview with Rep. Eric Massa

US NOT POST-RACIAL YET

Study finds median wealth for single black women is $5

Justice roars: Local outrage at New Orleans music mag’s cover

Less stimulus money is going to American minorities

Could immigration split the Tea Party? from The Rachel Maddow Show

HEALTH CARE DEBATE

Obama’s rhetoric against single-payer is reprehensible from The Progressive

Daily Kos founder says Kucinich deserves (impossible) primary challenge

Mitt Romney’s lies, lies & staggering health care hypocrisy by Sahil Kapur

Reconciliation: Obsessed or ignorant, pick one by Jonathan Chait

ECONOMIC OUTRAGE

Rowdy protesters target funding cuts at US campuses from Michael Moore

Goldman Sachs authors a Greek tragedy by Jim Hightower

US lawmakers launch new push to reveal NAFTA

RNC finance director exposed: Manipulating donors with fear, crude caricatures

ODDS & ENDS

‘Carpuccino’ infuriates car lovers, coffee lovers, pun lovers from Gizmodo

Meth war’s money matters raise questions from Boise Weekly

A snitch in your pocket by Michael Isikoff

Medical marijuana’s lost man: Bryan Epis from NORML

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Closing ceremony - Canada laughs at itself

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Toyota accused of ‘withholding documents’

Al Gore finally responds: ‘We can’t wish away climate change’

Fears drive up the price of copper

Mortgage modifications and you, Part One from FDL

Sixth Annual Israel Apartheid Week hits 40 cities

WAR & PEACE

1000 US soldiers dead in Afghanistan, time to revive anti-war agenda

Kevin Zeese & David Beito on Antiwar Radio: Fundraising for peace

Report: Depressed Tony Blair ‘wanted to quit after Iraq War’

Military suicides are causing civilian casualties too

Pentagon policy allows troops to over-share from Gizmodo

STORIES AROUND THE US

Guns at Starbucks? Open Carry Movement says yes

US Rep. challenges DEA grow-op raid from Stop the Drug War

Vermonters take on nuclear power from Consortium News

Progress toward a multiracial nation from Yes Magazine

Johnny Depp: Free the West Memphis Three

SPIN THE GLOBE

Chile scrambles to find survivors, death toll passes 700

IMF seeks new global currency, more power

New report on web censorship in China

Coffee producers ‘getting hammered’ by climate change

Iran warns of more ‘repressive measures’ in March

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Republicans help US Senate pass jobs bill from The Hill

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Docs show Congress knew more about CIA rendition, secret detention & torture

Will someone please arrest Bush, Cheney as they meet for 1st time on Friday?

The flailing falsehoods of America’s war criminals by Glenn Greenwald

Why so little attention to Vernon Hunter, the man killed by Austin terrorist?

POINT COUNTERPOINT

Estranged from critical thinking, divorced from logic by Leonard Pitts Jr.

ACORN: We’re still here, it is not true that we’re ‘closed for business’

Does Justice Clarence Thomas’ silence thwart advocacy?

The NYT on its ‘kill more civilians’ op-ed writer by Glenn Greenwald

ECOLOGICAL HEADLINES

The truth would kill a return of nuclear power … by Alec Baldwin?

Cracking down on fracking by Amy Goodman

Okanagan Indians fight for watershed providing an alternate image of BC

Sen. Kerry says climate bill is not dead yet from Mother Jones

FROM DEMOCRACY NOW

Anti-nuclear activists mobilize to oppose Obama’s new nuke plants

Malcolm X: ‘By any means necessary’

Phyllis Bennis on ending the US war in Afghanistan

Welfare recipients forced to sell food stamps to buy basic necessities

FROM DAILY KOS

Senate takes up Unemployment Insurance and COBRA extensions this week

Litmus test: The people, or insurance companies? by Darcy Burner

Republicans furious over Sen. Scott Brown’s jobs vote

Shenanigans to come? Live at Senate EPA budget hearing

CHECKING IN WITH OTHER LIBERAL BLOGS

Lies, politicians and those damned bloggers from Hullabaloo

Comedy gold: Breitbart shouts ‘innuendo’ at Blumenthal during CPAC

Rep. Waxman’s letter: Toyota study is horrible whitewash from FDL

The torture memo author you’ve never heard of from TPM Muckraker

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Chris Matthews is scared of kung fu fighting terrorists from Raw Story

Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured

Banks roll out new check, card fees from Democratic Underground

Official Army history: Bush ‘hamstrung’ troops by Stephen C Webster

Former UK Prime Minister slams Iraq War motives

Michael Chertoff’s serious ‘full-body scanners’ conflict of interest

The new Katrina flood: Hospital liability from ProPublica

AT&T tells FCC it must ditch landline phones to improve broadband

Do charter schools encourage innovation, best practices?

Tyranny of govt & duty of confidentiality as bloggers from TechCrunch

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Consolidation: Comcast buying NBC Universal

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America’s regression by Glenn Greenwald

Liberal Dems take aim at war funding

The war is in Pakistan right now‘ says Jeremy Scahill

Editors reporting to sales managers at Dallas newspaper

AMERICA’S BIGGEST CABLE CO. WANTS MORE POWER

Why the FCC should stop Comcast NBC from PC World

Commissioner Copps on merger: ‘They face a steep climb with me

Congress to scrutinize Comcast NBC deal from The Hill

Comcast’s hollow ‘public interest’ claims from Free Press

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Grist explains Copenhagen climate summit to comedian Eugene Mirman

Rachel Maddow rips Sen. McConnell war stimulus ‘nonsense’

Sen. Bernie Sanders offers Medicare-for-all amendment

Fourth senator joins move to block Fed Chairman Bernanke

David Ogden, No. 2 Justice Dept official, resigning

Mobile broadband consumption creating problems by Tricia Duryee

Ted Haggard 2.0 by Wendy Norris

VIEWPOINTS

7 ways Battle of Seattle changed the world by Fran Korten

Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall St

10 progressive reactions to Obama’s Afghan plan from Alternet

We need a clean vote on Afghanistan policy from Common Dreams

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Free Radio, Spokane

Google CEO envisions the news consumer of the future from Nieman Lab

Ex-ambassador: CIA tortured for confessions in Uzbekistan

Italy convicts former CIA agents in renditions trial

OPINION

The tortured logic continues by Amy Goodman

House shames itself on Goldstone Report by Matthew Rothschild

US in Afghanistan: Familiar role propping up a dictator by Robert Fisk

Time to hang up the teabags? from The Hill

Will Obama ever become president? from Fox News

ANTI-COUNTERFEITING TRADE AGREEMENT

ACTA talks continue amid leak controversy from Broadband Census

ACTA: Time to walk away? from Excess Copyright

ACTA negotiations, day two by Michael Geist

Global treaty could throw file-sharers off Internet after ‘3 strikes’

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Gore denies he is a carbon billionaire from The Independent

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Colleges stop giving student email accounts from E-School News

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Spokane, WA considers community bill of rights from Yes! Magazine

Three’s a crowd, GOP presidential front runner Huckabee warns

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Phyllis Bennis on GritTV: Israel discourse has changed

Karzai rival ending Afghan campaign & Clinton says runoff is legit anyway!

Rep. Kucinich: Bill a bailout for insurers & Will we stand for the people?

Mountaintop removal protests going national

Rep. Markey warns about right-wing net neutrality misinformation

New kind of global marketplace by Kalle Lasn

College media & the future of journalism by Josh Stearns

The only journalism subsidy we need is in bandwidth

Hawaii cuts 17 days from public school schedule

Breckinridge, CO voters to decide marijuana, paraphernalia legality

Netflix CEO sees at least 5 years before digital divide is bridged

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Capitalism: A Love Story

Filmmaker Michael Moore told CNN’s Larry King that it’s time for President Barack Obama to wind down the war in Afghanistan. “It’s unwinnable. It’s immoral. It’s illegal. It’s wrong,” he said. “We need to leave.”

Moore appeared on the program Thursday along with another war critic, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

“It is my sincere hope that he decides to wind down and end this war, at least our part of this war, in Afghanistan,” Moore said. “Initially, the idea of going and trying to capture the criminals who committed a mass murder on 9/11, that was a good idea. But we never did that.

“There is no middle ground,” he stated emphatically. “You’re either going to go all out and fight a big war that can’t be won, or you’re going to bring the troops home and focus on the problems that we have right now — huge unemployment, global warming, a health care mess, all these things, our educational system, everything.”

Moved by Obama’s attendance at the transfer of bodies at Dover Air Force Base, something President George W. Bush infamously didn’t do, Moore offered hope that Obama might end the war in Afghanistan.”I’m going to trust in all my heart that he’s going to make the right decision,” he opined.

Yet earlier this month a senior administration official told the press, “What is not on the table, in any sense, is leaving Afghanistan or so narrowly defining our mission as to be the equivalent of leaving Afghanistan.” (After Moore’s appearance, Rep. Paul told King, “I don’t think he’s quite willing to criticize Obama like Bush, but I am.”)

And although King didn’t comment, Moore hammered on the scandal of CIA involvement with the opium trade there. “Yesterday, Larry, that story in The New York Times about how the brother of the president of Afghanistan, the brother of Karzai, is suspected of being involved in the opium trade, which funds the Taliban, and our CIA pays this man. So we’re paying the guy who’s helping to create the money that’s funding the Taliban that’s killing our soldiers. Are we, like, an insane country? When is this going to stop? I want this ended. I want these troops home.”

Moore’s latest film Capitalism: A Love Story has grossed $13 million in five weeks of release. He has now directed four of the eight highest grossing documentaries in U.S. history.

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US Foreign Service Officer Matthew P. Hoh,
Senior Civilian Representative, Afghanistan

“I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States’ presence in Afghanistan. I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end. To put simply: I fail to see the value or the worth in continued US casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year old civil war.”
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CIA may have misled Congress repeatedly

Beware virtual NY Times, Pentagon Afghan coup

Prosecutors attack Innocence Project students

8 reasons Fox is not a news organization

Season of false starts for news organizations

Clean energy is an easy choice from Grist

Obama promises $3B for ‘smart grid’

USA Today: We’re still #1

What problems does Google Wave solve?

Nader deserves more respect than he gets

Bong water is an illegal drug in Minnesota

Wisconsin to enact new e-waste bill

EFF to Chamber of Commerce: get over Yes Men

Hyperlocal: Printcasting bridges digital divide

15 things you can do right now by Michael Moore

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US spies buy stake in firm that monitors blogs, Twitter from Wired

Secret Service overwhelmed with unprecedented death threats

‘Blue Bell’ Dems must fix net neutrality mistake from Daily Kos

Obama issues new medical marijuana guidelines from NORML (more…)

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Bush covered up global warming, hid info from Dems from Raw Story

Carbon emissions must peak by 2015 from Common Dreams

At UN, US votes against Gaza war crimes report endorsement

Code Pink delivers Afghani women’s petition to end war to Obama

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