Two Years Later: ‘The Green Tent’ And Egypt’s Fractured Revolution

CAIRO — Two years ago today, with history on the line and revolution in the air, a group of 15 idealistic young Egyptians came together under what became known as “the green tent.” It was a Coleman “Montana” tent and its emerald color stood out against the ragtag maze of clear plastic sheeting and drab […]

CAIRO — Two years ago today, with history on the line and revolution in the air, a group of 15 idealistic young Egyptians came together under what became known as “the green tent.” It was a Coleman “Montana” tent and its emerald color stood out against the ragtag maze of clear plastic sheeting and drab canvas tarps where hundreds of thousands of

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Could The Superbowl Ever Be ‘Fixed’? It Happens All Over The World

Sabotage, conspiracy theories, unfair advantages are just some of the controversial accusations aimed at this year’s Super Bowl. An unexpected power outage lasting 34 minutes brought the nation’s biggest game to a standstill and created a controversy that is still being fiercely debated. But just imagine the reaction if the problem was not merely a disruption […]

Sabotage, conspiracy theories, unfair advantages are just some of the controversial accusations aimed at this year’s Super Bowl. An unexpected power outage lasting 34 minutes brought the nation’s biggest game to a standstill and created a controversy that is still being fiercely debated. But just imagine the reaction if the problem was not merely a

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In Armstrong’s America, We All Cheat To Win

If you happened to miss it last week, sports’ latest fallen idol, Lance Armstrong – seven-time winner of the Tour de France and likely the only professional cyclist you know – admitted to America’s most-beloved former daytime talk show host what everyone knew already: that for decades he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. The anti-climactic mea culpa to […]

In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, file photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., Lance Armstrong listens as he is interviewed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns, File)

If you happened to miss it last week, sports’ latest fallen idol, Lance Armstrong – seven-time winner of the Tour de France and likely the only professional cyclist you know – admitted to America’s most-beloved former daytime talk show host what everyone knew already: that for decades he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. The anti-climactic

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The Woman Behind Shutting Down Schools: A Hero Of America’s Education System?

(MintPress) – Michelle Rhee has emerged as a symbol of the American education system — a smiling face with a list of accomplishments relating to the improvement of education in Harlem and Washington, D.C. For union advocates in the teaching profession, she’s anything but a hero. Rhee’s hard-line school management policies have left hundreds of […]

Michelle Rhee speaks in Miami, Thursday, Jan. , 2011. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(MintPress) – Michelle Rhee has emerged as a symbol of the American education system — a smiling face with a list of accomplishments relating to the improvement of education in Harlem and Washington, D.C. For union advocates in the teaching profession, she’s anything but a hero. Rhee’s hard-line school management policies have left hundreds of

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Thank Newt For Obama’s Re-Election

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. (CONNECTICUT) — We haven’t heard much from Newt Gingrich since Mitt Romney crushed him during the Republican primary. Now that his former foe has been vanquished by the best food stamp president in the history of the United States, as the former speaker of the House […]

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich asks his staff, "what's next" during a campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. (CONNECTICUT) -- We haven't heard much from Newt Gingrich since Mitt Romney crushed him during the Republican primary. Now that his former foe has been vanquished by the best food stamp president in the history of the United States, as the former speaker of the House might say, Gingrich is once again in the

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To The Polls Again: Venezuelans Get Ready For Another Vote

(CHICAGO) — In America, money power controls elections. People have no say. Each party replicates the other. Venezuela is different. Voters take full advantage. They choose real democrats over fake ones. It shows in how Venezuelans are governed. On Oct. 7, they re-elected Chavez overwhelmingly. On Dec. 16, they’ll vote again in regional elections. At […]

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(CHICAGO) -- In America, money power controls elections. People have no say. Each party replicates the other. Venezuela is different. Voters take full advantage. They choose real democrats over fake ones. It shows in how Venezuelans are governed. On Oct. 7, they re-elected Chavez overwhelmingly. On Dec. 16, they'll vote again in regional

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