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PBC News & Comment: As War-torn Summer Winds Down, More Wars on the Horizon

Eddy Grant's "War Party" opens the show, as Obama's mixed message draws hoots from hawks, denial from Putin on Ukraine... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: As War-torn Summer Winds Down, More Wars on the Horizon

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As Crucial Vote Nears on Amendment to Fix Campaign Funding, Law Professor Tim Kuhner and Public Citizen’s Jonah Minkoff Zern Urge Action

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On September 8, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution for a constitutional amendment on campaign finance.  We talk with author and law professor Tim Kuhner, and Jonah Minkoff Zern of Public Citizen.... Continue reading As Crucial Vote Nears on Amendment to Fix Campaign Funding, Law Professor Tim Kuhner and Public Citizen’s Jonah Minkoff Zern Urge Action

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PBC News & Comment: US Corporate Media Hypes Fear of IS, Stokes War Fever

US media promotes fear of IS jihadi fighters bringing terror to our shores and exaggerates threat to US interests abroad...... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: US Corporate Media Hypes Fear of IS, Stokes War Fever

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PBC News & Comment: Competing Propaganda, Misdirection Fuel Confusion About Ukraine

Trying to separate fact from spin, we cite Pando reporter Yasha Levine's first dispatch from Russia-Ukraine border showdown..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Competing Propaganda, Misdirection Fuel Confusion About Ukraine

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PBC News & Comment: California Uber Alles–Earthquake, Smart Phone Kill Switch, More

Our top stories from California today: Napa's earthquake, smartphone kill switch law, abortion coverage, sexual assault in military, PBC's Obamacare appeal.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: California Uber Alles–Earthquake, Smart Phone Kill Switch, More

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PBC News & Comment: Dahr Jamail on Risky US Military Action in Iraq, Maybe Syria

Dahr Jamail, who covered the invasion and occupation of Iraq, comments on the expanding US war against Islamic State.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Dahr Jamail on Risky US Military Action in Iraq, Maybe Syria

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Iraq Expert Dahr Jamail Expects Drawn-Out Struggle for Iraq, Syria

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Dahr Jamail, now a staff reporter at Truthout, covered the invasion and occupation of Iraq and now believes the US is the biggest obstacle to ending the wars in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading Iraq Expert Dahr Jamail Expects Drawn-Out Struggle for Iraq, Syria

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PBC News & Comment: Hamas Firing Squads in Gaza, Shiite Death Squads in Iraq

Bloody week saw beheading of journalist Jim Foley in Syria, Hamas firing squads in Gaza, Shiite death squads in Iraq... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Hamas Firing Squads in Gaza, Shiite Death Squads in Iraq

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PBC News & Comment: Ransom Negotiations and Failed Commando Raid Preceded Foley’s Beheading

Back story emerges in IS beheading of journalist Jim Foley, as US refused to pay millions and Syria raid failed..... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Ransom Negotiations and Failed Commando Raid Preceded Foley’s Beheading

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PBC News & Comment: Obama Resists Emotional Response to Beheading of US Journalist by IS

In response to video of the beheading of American James Foley, Obama does not over-react, as McCain or Romney might.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Obama Resists Emotional Response to Beheading of US Journalist by IS