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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Barbara Ehrenreich
Welcome to a Dying Industry, Journalism Grads
Barbara Ehrenreich delivered this commencement address to the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism class of 2009 on May 16: The dean gave me some very strict instructions about what to say today...
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Mary Alice Carr
The Culpability Factor
The first time I appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," in 2004, I sat across from Bill O'Reilly in awkward silence while he shuffled papers and took notes. Finally, he acknowledged my existence. "Thank...
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Michael Winship
The Privatization of "Obama's War"
The sudden reappearance of former Vice President Dick Cheney over the last few months -- seeming to emerge from his famous undisclosed location more frequently now than he ever did when he was in...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Nominee and the Attack Dogs
For slander lives upon succession, Forever housed where it gets possession. — Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
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Dave Lindorff
If We Only Had a Leader with Guts: What a State-Run GM Could Do
If the government were to actually take charge of GM, instead of playing the pathetic role of passive owner, the bankrupt and seriously troubled auto giant could move beyond just making more cars and...
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Danny Schechter
As World marks Tiananmen Protest Anniversary It's Time to Improve Coverage of Human Rights in China
Anniversaries are always pretexts for news pegs, and when the 20th year since the Tiananmen protests and massacre in China rolled around, it was not surprising that every media outlet outside of...
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Robert Reich
How Pharma and Insurance Intend to Kill the Public Option, And What Obama and the Rest of Us Must Do
I'ved poked around Washington today, talking with friends on the Hill who confirm the worst: Big Pharma and Big Insurance are gaining ground in their campaign to kill the public option in the...
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David Korten
Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy
Wall Street is bankrupt. Instead of trying to save it, we can build a new economy that puts money and business in the service of people and the planet-not the other way around. Whether it was divine...
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