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Friday, June 11, 2010
David Sirota
Putting the ‘I’ in Environment
For those who are not (yet) heartless cynics or emotionless Ayn Rand acolytes, the now-famous photographs of sludge-soaked pelicans on the Gulf Coast are painful to behold. It’s those hollow pupils...
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Riki Ott
From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence
Orange Beach, Alabama -- While President Obama insists that the federal government is firmly in control of the response to BP's spill in the Gulf, people in coastal communities where I visited last...
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Jean-Michel Cousteau
Remembering Jacques Cousteau: Carrying on the Legacy on His 100th Birthday
My father, Captain Jacques Cousteau, would have been 100 years old today. He was a man of undeniable charisma, a man who always achieved his objectives, a man of such single-minded determination that...
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Malik Alayube
Prison Education Cuts Hurt More Than Just Inmates
I'm an inmate at High Desert State Prison who was on track in pursuing my associate's degree until the prison college programs were recently reduced. State's budget cuts have taken away educational...
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Jayati Ghosh
Racism and Recession in Europe
Of the many undesirable effects of the ongoing — and increasingly policy-induced — recession in Europe, has received relatively less public attention: the resurgence of racist and xenophobic...
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James Denselow
Scholar Soldiers in Afghanistan Are on Dangerous Terrain
David Cameron says Afghanistan is his number one priority .
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Roger Bybee
An Ugly Jobs Report, and a Complacent Congress
When will the White House push for real job creation? As if the spread of oil across the Gulf of Mexico was not sufficiently disastrous, the nation's latest job report contained some very bad news.
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Mark Morford
Sex Death Apocalypse iPhone 4
There I was, calmly ogling Steve Jobs' shinyperfect new baby like a junkie rabbit at a carrot factory in SaladTown, happily swooning over its graceful industrial design and everstunned at the tiny...
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Joseph Nevins
Sitting-in for Human Rights, from Jim Crow to Juan Crow
In 1960, four college students in Greensboro, North Carolina held a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter, a historic event which proved to be a key spark in the Civil Rights movement. Fifty years...
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Stephen Zunes
Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack
Tens of thousands of Israelis protested in the streets of Tel Aviv last weekend against their right-wing government's attack on an unarmed humanitarian aid flotilla sailing in international waters...
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Paul Rogat Loeb
Why the Arkansas Primary Challenge Was Worth It
It was a tough loss, 10,000 votes. Bill Halter might have even upset Blanche Lincoln in the primary run-off had his stronghold of Garland County not dropped the number of polling places from 42 to 2...
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