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Byard Duncan is a contributing writer and editor for AlterNet.
How the U.S. Is Destroying, Not Helping, Democracy in Afghanistan
Posted on: Nov 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The White House is opting for political convenience rather than real change.
The Right Is Still Clutching Its Beloved Torture Policies
Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet
...and thoroughly embarrassing itself in the process.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele Has a New, Stupid Blog
Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Steele began his foray into blogging today with a cringe-worthy post.
The National Review Is Screwing Over Brave Iranian Protesters...For a Second Time
Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Attempts at supporting Iranians will fall flat as long as the Right's paternalistic foreign policy mindset endures.
Afghanistan Survey Suggests More Americans Resigned to "Endless War"
Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
According to the Clarus Research Group, 68 percent of Americans believe we will neither win nor lose in Afghanistan. Here's why that's bad.
How Long Can We Afford to Botch Afghanistan?
Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet
There's no consensus, no clear strategy. Where will we end up?
What's Really Behind Conservative Pundit George Will's Call for Total Withdrawal From Afghanistan?
Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Neocons went into a froth of anger over Will's open call for an end to the war in Afghanistan -- which is exactly what he was hoping for.
New Pew Poll on Afghanistan Shows Dwindling Support for the War
Posted on: Sep 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Even though more than three-quarters of Americans consider the Taliban a threat, an increasing number want Obama to start withdrawing troops.
Obama's Selective Historical Memory
Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet
What do the president's most recent remarks on Afghanistan say about his willingness to heed history's lessons?
Stop GOP Hooligans From Stalling Health Reform
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Join MoveOn's fight against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson and others who are relying on town hall-style antics to mire progress.
Obama Touts the Money We'll Save with Health Reforms, While We Quietly Spend Billions on Bush's Wars
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The debates over health care reform and the war in Afghanistan are dogged by the same questions: What is the cost to us? How have our priorities changed?
Can We Afford To Talk About Health Reform Without Talking About Afghanistan?
Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The two central issues in our national discourse are more intertwined than we want to believe.
Call Chevron to Account for Its Assault on the Amazonian Ecosystem
Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Over the past 28 years, the oil giant has polluted rivers, poisoned the atmosphere and caused immeasurable damage to children.
Ben and Jerry's Announces Gay-Friendly Ice Cream
Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The company has re-named its popular "Chubby Hubby" ice cream "Hubby Hubby" to celebrate marriage equality in Vermont.
Naming a Health Care Bill After Ted Kennedy Is Exactly What the Senator Would Have Wanted
Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Shock jocks on the right are calling foul on the politicizing of Kennedy's passing. They're wrong to do so.
What Does Caster Semenya's Sex Teach Us About Competitive Culture?
Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Semenya, regardless of gender, represents an important disruption in a culture whose M.O. is oversimplification.
Pressuring Obama To Ditch the Defense of Marriage Act Is AlterNet's Top Take Action Campaign This Week
Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet
DOMA is an offensive relic. Time to give it the boot.
Keep Up Pressure for a Public Option
Posted on: Aug 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet
As the debate continues to heat up, pressure from you will make all the difference. Stand up for a public option today.
Why the Right's 'Astroturfing' Propaganda Is Textbook Psychopathic
Posted on: Aug 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Faux grassroots firms are exhibiting all the tell-tale signs.
Hugo Chavez's Golf Politics
Posted on: Aug 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet
U.S. officials couldn't resist whining about Chavez's proposal to replace many of Venezuela's golf courses with public housing.
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