Views for 2010-04-14

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Judith Butler
You Will Not Be Alone
The Nation Editor's Note: What follows is the text of a speech Professor Butler will give on Wednesday, April 14, to the students of the University of California, Berkeley. On March 18, Berkeley's...
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Sally Kohn
The Super-Rich Want You to Hate Taxes So They Can Keep Your Money
When it comes to the American economy, there is one fundamental lie and one fundamental truth and it is up to you which you choose to believe. Tax Day is really a chance to ask: “Which side am I on?”
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Lindsay Beyerstein
Nebraska’s Sweeping Abortion Ban on Collision Course With Supreme Court
Yesterday, Nebraska’s Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes almost all abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation and another bill that forces women to undergo...
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Stan Karp
School Reform We Can't Believe In
While running for president, Barack Obama called No Child Left Behind “one of the emptiest slogans in the history of American politics.” By the time he gets a new version of the law through Congress...
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Joyce Marcel
Corporations With Benefits
Margaret Thatcher once said, "There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families." Maybe her view came from reading too much Ayn Rand at an impressionable...
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Sara Barczak
Consumers Will Pay if Nuke Power Rules Eased
Wisconsin's Clean Energy Jobs Act could be a job killer -- but not from energy efficiency or renewable energy, as some are claiming, against all evidence. The nuclear portion of the bill is far more...
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Robert Scheer
The Whistleblower They Ignored
There aren’t too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them. You have probably never heard of him, but his testimony Friday before the Financial Crisis...
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Ben Lilliston
What We Don't Know About GE Crops
After 15 years on the market, and constituting 80 percent of soybeans, corn and cotton grown in the U.S., we still know remarkably little about genetically engineered (GE) crops; and some of what we...
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Jim Hightower
King Coal Says, 'Live Free or Die'
By gollies, one group in our country has what it takes! One group has done more than just strut around at teabag rallies, barking loudly about nullification, secession, militias and other big-talk...
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Amy Goodman
Massey Disaster Not Just Tragic, but Criminal
Massey Energy runs the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, W.Va., where 29 miners were killed last week. The loss of life is tragic, but the UBB explosion is more than tragic; it is criminal...
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