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Sunday, January 25,2015
Commentary

State of the Union: Let’s imagine something different

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

"Imagine if we did something different." Those were just seven words out of close to 7,000 that President Barack Obama spoke during his State of the Union address.

Sunday, January 18,2015
Commentary

My friend Ashley taught me well how to live with joy

By David DeWitt
As I get older, more and more often I recall Kurt Vonnegut's instruction to notice when we are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
Sunday, January 18,2015
Commentary

With the tragic attack in Paris, what about the other Charlies?

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Last week marked the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first post-9/11 prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison on the planet.
Sunday, January 4,2015
Commentary

Climate deniers, like big tobacco, thrive behind a smoke-screen

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
It has been just over 50 years since U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released the groundbreaking report, "Smoking and Health." The report concluded, "Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action."
Sunday, December 28,2014
Commentary

Mark Udall can make history by releasing torture report

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week.
Tuesday, December 23,2014
Commentary

While Obama did right for Cuba, don’t expect too much

By Gwynne Dyer
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama's decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.
Sunday, December 21,2014
Commentary

Obama and the start of the end of the Cuban embargo

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has for more than half a century stifled relations between these neighboring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Commentary

Torture and the CIA: Move on?

By Gwynne Dyer
When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don't want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, published on Tuesday, about the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture in the years after 9/11.
Wednesday, December 17,2014
Commentary

Can we talk? Constructive conversations begin by listening

By David DeWitt
Life brings us teachable moments, as individuals, as a society, as a commonwealth managing the responsibility of self-government. It's how we grow.
Sunday, December 14,2014
Commentary

Fighting for the climate in the heart of the world

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
LIMA, Peru - Lima, the capital of Peru, has become a city of gustatory renown, attracting foodies from the world over to sample dishes from its famous ceviche to favorites from the Andean highlands.
 
 
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