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War on Iran has already begun. Act before it threatens all of us | Seumas Milne

They don’t give up. After a decade of blood-drenched failure in Afghanistan and Iraq, violent destabilisation of Pakistan and Yemen, the devastation of Lebanon and slaughter in Libya, you might hope the US and its friends had had their fill of invasion and intervention in the Muslim world. It seems not. For months the evidence […]

Afghanistan: the lost decade | Editorial

There is one set of figures about the war in Afghanistan that puts the problems of trying to end it into their true perspective. The US is spending $120bn more in fighting the war this year than the Afghan exchequer is raising in tax revenue. Even the cost of the war to Britain, at £6bn […]

Herman Cain suspends GOP presidential campaign

Herman Cain has said he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in order to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Cain’s announcement came five days after a woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment […]

Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years

November 29, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years 27 Nov 2011 The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the past four years and is at its highest level in more than a decade, state and federal data show. As of […]

As Muslim American as apple pie | Ayesha Kazmi

Only if you are from the United States will you truly understand the highbrow culture of those from north-eastern region. Besides, if you’re a fan of Thanksgiving, it is obvious that there is no contest with other festivals. From my earliest years, it became a solidified tradition to go on long drives throughout New England […]

Herman Cain’s popularity sinks after sexual harassment allegations

November 7, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Herman Cain’s popularity sinks after sexual harassment allegations 06 Nov 2011 The allegations of sexual harassment that have dogged Herman Cain for a week have taken their toll on his presidential campaign, according to a poll by Reuters/Ipsos. In the first sign that the claims, which date back to […]

Nuclear powers plan weapons spending spree, report finds

The world’s nuclear powers are planning to spend hundreds of billions of pounds modernising and upgrading weapons warheads and delivery systems over the next decade, according to an authoritative report published on Monday. Despite government budget pressures and international rhetoric about disarmament, evidence points to a new and dangerous “era of nuclear weapons“, the report […]

Special units, CIA to keep waging war

October 9, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Special units, CIA to keep waging war 09 Oct 2011 They were the first Americans into Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks and will probably be the last U.S. forces to leave. As most American troops prepare to withdraw in 2014, the CIA and military special operations forces to […]

US thinking post-2014 in Afghan bases talks

October 5, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis US thinking post-2014 in Afghan bases talks 04 Oct 2011 Bagram Airfield is one of the giant military bases in Afghanistan at the centre of a fierce debate over the US presence after troops withdraw. A decade after the war started on October 7, 2001, Washington has vowed to […]

Listeria outbreak expected to cause more deaths across US in coming weeks

An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe melons in the US may cause more illness and deaths in coming weeks, say health officials. So far, the outbreak has caused at least 72 illnesses and up to 16 deaths, in 18 states, making it the deadliest food outbreak in the country in more than a decade. The […]