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Roots of American Liberty: Alan Bock
Pols Should Restrain Themselves: Ivan Eland
Behind the Iran 'Threat': Farhang Jahanpour
Reality Beneath the Flag-Waving: P. Craig Roberts
An Independent Republic Still?: Pat Buchanan

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Updated July 4, 2006 - 10:48 PM EDT
North Korea Fires Missile Test: Failure
Zarqawi's Death Fails to Stop Bloodshed
Majority in US Say Iraq War Pointless
Shi'ite Leader: Killers of GIs Should Get Amnesty
Report: Bush Ordered Cheney to Discredit Wilson
CIA Unit That Hunted bin Laden Closed
Gaza Assault Stepped-Up After Rocket Hits Israeli City
Hamas-Led Cabinet Urges Militants to Spare Soldier
US Soldier in Gruesome Iraq Rape/Murder Claims
BBC: Al-Qaeda Tried to Infiltrate British Intelligence
UK Govt Says They've Received 'No Request' for Afghan Backup
The Reality Beneath the Flag-Waving  by Paul Craig Roberts
The Politics Behind the Iranian 'Nuclear Threat'  by Farhang Jahanpour
Snow Jobs, Zarqawi, and Bogus Peace Plans  by Dahr Jamail
Roots of American Liberty  by Alan Bock
An Independent Republic Still?
by Patrick Buchanan
A Black Flag Over Gaza  by Gideon Levy

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US Military
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Ivan Eland
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David R. Henderson
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Praful Bidwai
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Nebojsa Malic
End of Delusions

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Charles Pea
Why Liberals Can't Win the War on Terror

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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