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Friday, December 12, 2008
David Sirota
We Told You
Please, forgive me for saying it. I know it's a tad annoying, but it has to be said to America's ruling class in this humble column space. Because if it's not said here you can bet it won't be said...
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Liv Ullman
Making Life Safer for Refugee Women
Aa the global financial and economic crisis continues to throw countless numbers of people out of work, millions of refugee women and girls in developing countries continue to toil at a task that is...
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Fred Edwords
Riding the Atheist Bus
It's a simple question: "Why not try Jesus?" Equally simple is an opposite: "Why believe in a god?" Yet in the United States the first question is widely viewed as positive, or at least ordinary,...
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Tom Engelhardt
Hard Times without Studs
On Sunday, I went to a memorial for Studs Terkel, that human dynamo, our nation's greatest listener and talker, the one person I just couldn't imagine dying. After all, the man wrote his classic oral...
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Michael Honey
Human Rights and The Economy Crisis
Sixty years ago this week, the United Nations adopted he Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It codified liberties Americans had long supported: freedom of speech, assembly, association, belief...
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Stephanie Mencimer
Will the Obama Administration Defend Karl Rove?
When the new Congress returns to Washington next month, one of the first items of business for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee may be to subpoena Karl Rove . The move will put the new...
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Frida Berrigan
Mumbai Wake-up Call
A few months ago, trucks loaded with goods crossed a border. All over the world, this kind of thing happens every day, but not here. October marked the first time in 60 years that Indian trucks...
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Chris Hayes
The Pragmatist
In case you haven't heard, Barack Obama is a pragmatist. Everybody agrees on this.
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John Nichols
Labor Victory in Chicago
When Barack Obama revealed after the election that he was reading a book on Franklin Roosevelt's first 100 days as president, the "new New Deal" discussion went into overdrive. Progressives dared to...
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Rose Ann DeMoro
Obama and Daschle Should Opt for Single-Payer
Barack Obama needs to make good on his campaign pledge to reform health care. It is not enough to throw the issue off to former Senator Tom Daschle, Obama's choice to head the Department of Health...
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Dean Baker
If G.M. Was a Canadian Company It Wouldn't Be Asking for Help
The Detroit automakers have made many mistaken business decisions that have been important factors contributing to their current crisis. However, they are not responsible for some of the factors that...
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Bonnie Raitt
The Time Is Now for a Green Revolution
At the very top of our lawmakers' agenda for change, should be moving the U.S. toward a clean energy economy that transcends fossil fuels and nuclear power. Generating electricity from renewable...
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