'American Sniper' Triggers New War: Conservatives vs. Liberals

The original article by Cathy Burke for Newsmax

The box-office smash "American Sniper" is a hands-down hit with audiences, but it's triggered a culture war in Hollywood — with conservatives battling complaints by some liberals that the movie glorifies war and late Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle.

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The Year in Drones

The original article by Charles Pierson appeared on Counter Punch

2014 was a good year for US killer drones. In October, the US celebrated (if that is the word) its 400th drone strike on Pakistan. Unable to attend the festivities were the 2,379 Pakistanis killed by US drones since 2004. Of these, only 12% of the victims who have been identified have been linked to militant organizations, this according to an October report from the independent British-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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Koch Bros to Bankroll Prison Reform

The original article by Tim Mak appeared on The Daily Beast

The Koch brothers are turning their attention and resources to reforming the criminal justice system.

Prepare for the softer side of Charles and David Koch.

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It's Citizens United's birthday - so now you can watch 'Koch Brothers Exposed' for free

The original post by Scott Kaufman appears on Raw Story

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, Brave New Films is releasing the documentary Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition online.

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INTERVIEW: Robert Greenwald Appears on The Ed Show to Debate the Film American Sniper

On Monday, January 19th Robert Greenwald was a guest on The Ed Show to discuss and Debate the film American Sniper. View the interview below. 

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Filmmaker: 'Neocon Fantasy' American Sniper Gets People 'Cheering' For More War

The original post by Josh Feldman appears on Mediaite. 

Liberal filmmaker Robert Greenwald sparred with ex-Congressman Patrick Murphy on MSNBC today over the movie American Sniper, which Greenwald denounced as a war-hungry “neocon fantasy.”

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5 Reasons Shopping at Walmart Makes you a Scrooge This Holiday Season

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post

It's no secret that Walmart is the nation's largest retailer and that the family who owns Walmart, the Waltons, are mega-billionaires worth more than $144.7 billion, but what you might not know is that Walmart is the the largest private employer in the United States employing over 1.3 million workers.

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Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police - But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That

By Daniel Ross for Yes! Magazine

Brandy Brown was in her kitchen when she heard the gunshots.

“I thought it was fireworks at first. But I looked outside and I saw a police car down the street. My first instinct was to get my nephew inside the house,” she said.

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Remember When Fox News Used To Pretend It Wasn't A Political Operation?

By Ryan Grim for Huffington Post

Ten years ago, documentary maker Robert Greenwald released a film with a controversial premise: Fox News Channel is not a reliable media outlet but rather a partisan political operation.

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Why 'Baltimore Sun Critic Needs to Apologize to CNN's Van Jones

Post by Robert Greenwald originally appeared on AlterNet. 

In America, media critics are supposed to keep journalists honest and play referee on matters of import.

But what happens when, in the middle of the Ferguson tragedy, a media critic violates every rule of good reporting to launch a fact-free attack on a prominent black commentator?

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