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It seems that we should all be eating beets.
Whole Beets vs. Juice for Improving Athletic Performance
Oxygenating Blood With Nitrate-Rich Vegetables

fresh beets are simply too expensive for your humble servant, likewise frozen beets. So, is there any way to render canned beets palatable? Read more about beets

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Why we fight redux

I am reposting lambert's brilliant post because it seems germane. Read more about Why we fight redux

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2016 will NOT be like 1972

quick note about Yglesias; Vox is funded by Comcast, which recieves $1000/per month/per wiretap of their internet customers. Indescrminate wiretaps have been very profitable for Comcast, and we can expect continued attacks on Sanders by both Vox and NBC/CNBC/MSNBC. Similarly Amazon holds the cloud computing contract for the CIA, so we can expect the Washington Post to be very negative about Sanders.
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Jimmy Carter's record on human rights

Michael Getler

One story that I didn’t write but wished I had involves our 39th president, Jimmy Carter, who is now ill with a spreading form of cancer. So I’ll write it now, more as an important personal remembrance for me rather than as a reported news story. ...

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Time for Doug McMillon to show some leadership

If there is a government shut down people's food stamps will be stopped. That means hardship for America's poorest, it will also mean millions, possibly billions, of dollars in lost sales for Walmart. So it is time for Doug McMillon to show some leadership and put the considerable political muscle of Walmart behind keeping the government open. Read more about Time for Doug McMillon to show some leadership

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The Republican debate on Twitter

I follow most big public events on Twitter these days, it is very amusing. You can gage public reaction in real time.

Did anyone else follow it in real time? What stuck me was the flood of scorn the was poured over the Republicans by Democrats on Twitter. For every Republican tweeting their approval of this or that candidate, there were at least 20 Democrats heaping scorn on the even. Did anyone else have the same reaction? Read more about The Republican debate on Twitter

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Crane Brinton on Revolution

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Who should host Meet The Press

For just a few moments, let us pretend that CorrenteWire is a massively influential blog and debate who should host Meet the Press. My nominations, in no particular are: Jessica Desvarieux of the Real News Network, Robert Parry of Consortium News, Peter Daou, Chris Hedges, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks, Mike Norman, who else? Read more about Who should host Meet The Press

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Three cheers for Gwen Ifill


Natanyahu has done incalculble damage to Israeli-American relations. Read more about Three cheers for Gwen Ifill

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oh dear

Sanders: I wouldn’t end drone program

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Sanders indicated that he would limit the use of drones so that they do not end up killing innocent people abroad, but declined to say that he would end the targeted killing campaign completely.

“I think we have to use drones very, very selectively and effectively. That has not always been the case,” Sanders said.

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The media hates Hillary Clinton

New poll showing Clinton beating everyone is reported as bad news for Hillary

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Hillary Clinton coasting to a crushing victory in a three-way race against Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, winning 45 percent of the vote, compared with 22 for Sanders and 18 for Biden.

And the good news for Clinton doesn't stop there.


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