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PBC News & Comment: “Zero Dark 30” Tortures the Truth

3 Senators tell Sony Pictures that film of bin Laden raid depicts false notion that info from torture  led to Abbottabad..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: “Zero Dark 30” Tortures the Truth

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Boiling Frogs: Chase Madar Reports on Pre-Trial Hearings in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

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Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, returns in this Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Continue reading Boiling Frogs: Chase Madar Reports on Pre-Trial Hearings in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

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PBC News & Comment: Feinstein Band-Aid Ripped From NDAA Wound

Just 2 weeks after Senate passed Feinstein amendment to limit extreme detention law, it's been deleted by House-Senate conference... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Feinstein Band-Aid Ripped From NDAA Wound

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PBC News & Comment: Dan Ellsberg Announces Freedom of the Press Foundation

Supporting WikiLeaks and others who splash sunshine on secrets and blow whistles on lawbreakers, Dan Ellsberg co-founds new foundation... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Dan Ellsberg Announces Freedom of the Press Foundation

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PBC News & Comment: Sadly, School Shootings Not New

Some reflections on the Newtown, CT school shooting, recalling 1979 San Diego school killings that inspired "I Don't Like Mondays"..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Sadly, School Shootings Not New

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Something Lighter for the Holidays: Calvin Trillin Rhymes About 2012, Thomas Frank Giggles at Mayan Doomsday, Will Durst Belittles Lame Ducks

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The New Yorker's Calvin Trillin talks about his new book, Dogfight, an epic poem of the 2012 campaign; Thomas Frank of Harper's on the latest end-of-the-world predictions;  Will Durst on lame ducks.  Continue reading Something Lighter for the Holidays: Calvin Trillin Rhymes About 2012, Thomas Frank Giggles at Mayan Doomsday, Will Durst Belittles Lame Ducks

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PBC News & Comment: Another Gun Massacre, Inaction is Inexcusable

At least 28 die in Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree;  Obama again offers condolences, we need leadership on gun violence issues   Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Another Gun Massacre, Inaction is Inexcusable

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Author Anat Shenker-Osorio Critiques the Lingo of the Fiscal Cliff Soap Opera; Columnist Ray Buursma of Holland, Michigan on Radical Republicans and Right to Work Laws

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Communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio talks about the misguided language that fuels the economic debate in our country;  teacher and columnist Ray Buursma on Michigan's tricky, deceptive Republicans Continue reading Author Anat Shenker-Osorio Critiques the Lingo of the Fiscal Cliff Soap Opera; Columnist Ray Buursma of Holland, Michigan on Radical Republicans and Right to Work Laws

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PBC News & Comment: Rice is Nice, Won’t Be Secretary of State

Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as Secretary of State, as left joins right opposing her; Rep.  Woolsey's final antiwar speech... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Rice is Nice, Won’t Be Secretary of State

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Attorney Carl Mayer Files Emergency Appeal to Supreme Court on NDAA; Former Iranian Hostage Sarah Shourd Decries Solitary Confinement in US Prisons

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Our favorite lawyer, Carl Mayer, returns to talk about his latest effort to restore our constitutional rights, an appeal to the Supreme Court of NDAA detention law;  Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned in Iran in 2009 and spent almost 14 months in solitary, speaks against the widespread use of solitary confinement in American prisons.  Continue reading Attorney Carl Mayer Files Emergency Appeal to Supreme Court on NDAA; Former Iranian Hostage Sarah Shourd Decries Solitary Confinement in US Prisons