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The Deceptions of Assange, WikiLeaks & Ron Paul: Cliff Kincaid details how new evidence strongly suggests that Julian Assange and Bradley Manning coordinated efforts to leak classified documents, while Paul apologizes for both: “The new evidence in the case, disclosed in Manning’s preliminary hearing, established a direct connection between Assange and Manning… Assange may have been lying about his contact with Manning in order to avoid implicating himself in a conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act.”
New York Times Staffers in Open Revolt: After losing a CEO, and quarter after quarter of bad financials and declining readers, The New York Times is faced with another major problem. Don Irvine reports that a recent move to freeze some employee pensions has led to a situation in which “some staffers wanted to storm Sulzberger’s office, while others wanted to stage a walkout.”
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Perry Sues for VA Ballot: Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich failed to meet Virginia Commonwealth ballot requirements last week, but Perry is moving to Plan B. “Perry is challenging the state’s qualification process on constitutional grounds, saying it restricts the access of Virginia voters to the candidates of their choosing.” This definitely won’t be the last election-related lawsuit in 2012.
The Declining Youth Vote: What do the media do when the GOP hits the primary voting booths and cauci? Downplay Obama’s turnout expectations: “Obama the president did not fulfill the hope invested in Obama the candidate, there has been an enormous sense of disappointment among those young who had been previously politically active and the current crop of college-resident young do not have the same compelling motivation to engage as those who preceded them.”
WHAT WE’RE READING
The Year of Obama, Media Scandals: AIM guest columnist Michelle Malkin chronicles the list of Obama Administration scandals and the accompanying media denials: “So as long as left-wing Ivy League scribes refuse to perceive something to be a scandal — never mind the actual suffering endured by the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose death came at the hands of a Mexican cartel thug wielding a Fast and Furious gun walked across the southern border under Attorney General Eric Holder’s watch — there is no scandal!”
Russia Doesn’t Like Us: The country that invented the Gulag believes the USA to be serial abusers of human rights: “Russia’s Foreign Ministry has attacked America’s human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo Bay prison and wrongful death row convictions to paint the U.S. as hypocritical for lecturing other nations on the subject of rights.”
Academic Revolutions: Accuracy in Academia explains why academics are terrible at picking winners in revolutions abroad.
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