News for 2012-09-07

Friday, September 7, 2012
[title] "Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency
As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective...
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Oil Spill, Tar Balls Churned up by Isaac
Oil that has washed up along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac has now been traced to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010, according to scientists who examined the waste.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Voting Rights Under Attack as GOP Seeks to Overturn Historic Civil Rights Law
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told the audience at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, “we have come too far together to ever turn back,” warning that Republican-led voter suppression laws are taking America back to the days when states had the right to deny voting...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jobs Report Disappoints: 96,000 Jobs Added in August
The US economy added 96,000 jobs in August according to this month's Jobs Report , signaling a continued stagnation in the economic recovery.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Unprecedented,' 'Amazing,' 'Goliath': Scientists Describe Arctic Sea Ice Melt
The rate of Arctic Sea ice melt has caught scientists by surprise, leaving them to describe the current record low levels as "amazing," "a Goliath" and "unprecedented." While a record low was recorded on Aug. 26, the ice level continues to fall, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center reports...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Simpson-Bowles References In Obama, Biden DNC Speeches Vex Media, Progressives
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Journalists here are honing in on Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of the GOP for not supporting any of the deficit-reduction proposals over the past year, noting that President Barack Obama did not embrace a report put out by the co-chairs of the Simpson-Bowles panel. ABC's...
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[title] Quebec Election Gives Students a Victory on Tuition Hikes, Fight for Free Education Continues
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[field_image_caption-raw] Peace in Afghanistan, the Civil Society Way
KABUL - More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan is still in the midst of an irregular war. Talking peace is difficult because no one quite knows who to talk to. The efforts gain significance coming ahead of the UN General Assembly meeting Sep. 14 on promoting a culture of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Progressives Weigh Strategy, Merits of Obama's DNC Acceptance Speech
Progressive journalists and commentators respond with a mixture of applause, criticism, and caution to Obama's nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Thursday night: * * * David Dayen writing at FireDogLake :
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