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Wild Justice: Waiting to Happen: From Towers to night clubs: accidents will prevail.

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There are some sure things in the gamble called Life. Among them the following: .Unless they’re so down on their luck that the barman is playing solitaire, nightclubs are by definition unsafe. You want to play by the odds, stay home and read Tolstoy. In the event of panic or fire, your chances are going [&hellip
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Wild Justice: Clockwork “Orange”

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

"Somewhere in Texas a village has lost its idiot." Disrespectful? Certainly. Disloyal? Wait until Congress passes Ashcroft’s Patriot Act (part two) and it probably will be. In fact, this was a placard in Sydney, Australia in one of the rallies put on last weekend by nations united against the war. Count those demonstrators in the [&hellip
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Wild Justice: Against the War? Be There!

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Against the War? Be There! We’re witnessing the largest outcry in history against an imminent war with the imminent aggressors–the U.S. and UK–so frightened of the outcry that they have been trying to curb the demonstrations in New York and London. The one in New York is scheduled for Feb. 15, with the gathering point [&hellip
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Wild Justice: Inscrutable Orientals; Cops & Death

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There’s much fluttering among the pundits about the enigmatic North Koreans, much puzzlement about that nation’s motives in withdrawing from the nonproliferation treaty and telling the U.S. it’s pressing forward with nuclear manufactures. Now let’s see. President George W. Bush announces at the start of last year that North Korea is part of the axis [&hellip
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Wild Justice: Dr. Bill Frist: Moral Monster

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I’ll come to Tennessee’s answer to Dr. Mengele shortly, but first a word about his predecessor as Senate majority leader, that bruised son of Mississippi, Trent Lott. How was Lott finally induced to quit the post he loved so much, and from which vantage point he was able to guide so many millions to public [&hellip
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DC’s Most Dangerous Man

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

A t 2:40 p.m., Sept. 11, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was commanding his aides to get "best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H."–meaning Saddam Hussein–"at same time. Not only UBL"–the initials used to identify Osama bin Laden. So noted a CBS report. "Go massive," notes taken by these aides quote him as [&hellip
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Why Bush Wants Saddam’s Head

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Now that Henry Kissinger and Christopher Hitchens are both agreed on the desirability of sending in the bombers and finishing off Saddam, I suppose the Bush regime will conclude that the necessary national consensus for war has been achieved. All that remains to be done is to deploy Christiane Amanpour. Was it Hitchens or Kissinger [&hellip
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Harken’s Juicier than Whitewater

Written by Alexander Cockburn on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

The right is whining. Carl Limbacher and his crew complain on the popular NewsMax site that in the two weeks since the Harken story went critical, "the prestige press" (Limbacher’s odd phrase, which presumably means he’s excluding The National Enquirer) has given the affair 50 times more coverage than it gave the Whitewater deal after [&hellip
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