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History rhymes

August 22, 2014

Patrick Cockburn, author of The Jihadi’s Return, connects US attempts to find a moderate faction of Sunni jihad with our failure to hold Saudi Arabia responsible, in the days following 9/11. 

In the 1980s and 1990s, ALEC crafted laws that helped expand the prison population, such as minimum sentences for non-violent drug crimes. A decade later, it was crafting laws to turn that burgeoning population into barely paid, incarcerated labor.  

Doug Muder connects today’s Tea Party to the failure of reconstruction

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