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Justice delayed: "Kill the Messenger" vindicates Gary Webb

Jeremy Renner stars as the heroic, blackballed journalist Gary Webb
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"Nebraska"

Thoughts on the Best Picture nominee from Alexander Payne, director of "Sideways"...
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"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Is Martin Scorsese's new film a return to form?...
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"American Hustle"

A few words on David O. Russell's Golden Globe-winning flick...
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"Inequality for All"

Economic inequality is skyrocketing in the United States. This movie explains why....
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Truth is in the eye of the interpreter: a review of "Room 237"

Why Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is about the Holocaust, the genocide of the American Indians, Freud, and Minotaurs...
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"Searching for Sugarman"

A non-spoiler review of the sleeper hit that has become this year's Best Documentary favorite...
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No!

The Best Foreign Film nominee which helps us re-live the moment Chile got rid of Augusto Pinochet - at the ballot box...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Road to the Mountaintop

The before, during, and after of the eerily prophetic speech Dr. King gave the night before his assassination...
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Honest Abe Makes Sausage

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and the many historical parallels between then and now...
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Romney-Ryan's Road to Perdition

The latest Republican plan to maximize human suffering for all but the most privileged Americans...
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First Glance: "The Master"

Thoughts on the best acted movie of the year...
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California Love

A San Francisco day trip: the photo essay...
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Actions, Not Words

Meet Ollie Matson: NFL Hall-of-Famer, Olympic medalist, Good Citizen, and one of professional football's civil rights trailblazers...
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Keeping It Real

Documentaries, 2011...
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The Failures of Libertarianism

It's the policy, stupid: why America needs a Republican Congress - and libertarian economic policies - like it needs a hole in the head...
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The Times They Are A-Changin'

America - George W. Bush + Barack Obama = human progress....
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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: McCain's America

Isn't it time we let the adults back into the White House?...
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Off the Books: The Outsourcing of American Foreign Policy, Part II -- Operation Blowback

A very slippery slope, or how George W. Bush harnessed 9/11 to propose the erosion of long-standing limits on military intervention in local disasters....
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Off the Books: The Outsourcing of American Foreign Policy, Part I -- A Roll of the Dice

Powerhouse historian Peter Dale Scott traces the shadowy neocon roots of our current Middle East disaster in "The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America"...
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Yes, but-

Will Hillary shatter the glass ceiling?...
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Without a Net: Henry Miller In His Own Words

"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."...
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Waiting for the Sun

Anonymity in the heart of an urban jungle...
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The Road not Taken

A day in the life under President Gore....
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Ex Post Facto

Will the Academy finally put an end to their shameful snubbing of Martin Scorsese? (Long after the fact.)...
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The Honest Republican?

 “At the end of the day, the campaign will be won or lost on the character of the candidate and his or her core message.” ...
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