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Supreme Courting the law / Surveying the political cashscape / David Petraeus’s fracking fieldtrip / PLUS: Fishing on the Ukraine border, Sex and work and sexwork, and biting the invisible hand.
Why the left lost the Democrats / How to resist surveillance / When teachers fight back / Plus: Green Mountain energy, class war classrooms and youth culture doomsday.
Brazil’s boom / Quebec’s values bust / Energy’s future / de Blasio’s past / Inside Iran / Outside America / 201zzzzzz
Econ 101, Drugs and Being ‘Pauperized’
Featuring writing from past This is Hell! guests David Cole, Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, John Pilger, Robert Scheer, Mark Weisbrot, Ann Wright, Dave Zirin and Stephen Zunes.
Emily Matchar talks ‘The New Domesticity.’
Kristen Gwynne on the drug war and law enforcement.
Nicole Aschoff explains explains what’s behind the ‘Imported From Detroit’ PR campaign.
Sarah Jaffe gives ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’
Dave Buchen reports from Puerto Rico.
Greg Palast dissects the FBI’s Chechen investigation.
Kate O’Donnell says, ‘Thank You, Science!
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.
Writing from the past week by past This is Hell! guests David Corn, Bruce Dixon, Glenn Greenwald, Sarah Jaffe, Eric LeCompte, Vijay Prashad, Robert Scheer, Matt Taibbi, and Mark Weisbrot.
US State Department veteran Peter van Buren explains ‘Why the Invasion of Iraq Was the Single Worst Foreign Policy Decision in American History,’ Brown University professor Catherine Lutz dissects the real costs of the Iraq war. UC-Santa Cruz professor Christine Hong tells us how the US is ‘Lurching Towards War’ with North Korea.
Sarah Jaffe has ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’ Trevor Ewen tells us what’s happening in ‘The County Incinerator.’ The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talks beer.
It’s the Second Annual This is Hell! Holiday Office Party!
The War Nerd, David Skalinder gave a ‘View from the Agile Left’ in London, Tom Frank did ‘Pity the Billionaires,’ Sarah Jaffe talked about the debates, Naureen Shah was ‘Counting Deaths from Drone Strikes,’ Michael Roper in Italy on beer, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth from LA.
Dean Baker on all things economic, Greg Palast talks,’Ballot Bandits,’ and Anatol Lieven reveals Taliban reconciliation.
Prof Brian Foley does the law, LaddieO.com gives a tech report, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.
We also had a surprise interview of Alternet’s Sarah Jaffe.