The Nation in Conversation: we have three pieces up today, all tackling the emotions surrounding the public’s love/hate for Obama, all worth a read.
“Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater?” Jeremy Scahill, who writes for The Nation and published the definitive book on the subject, revisits the crimes on their second anniversary and makes you ask yourself the same question.
This Salon article, “Meet the Man Who Changed Glenn Beck’s Life” focuses on the crazy Mormon revisionist history book behind the Glenn Beck crazies movement — and by giving substance to the weak claims from the far right, it just further shows the baseless nature of their philosophy.
And finally, a short news report about US troops firing, and killing, an Iraqi man who threw a shoe at them. Yup.
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