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Friday, September 24, 2010
Robert Reich
The Super Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Gets Poorer, and the Democrats Punt
The super-rich got even wealthier this year, and yet most of them are paying even fewer taxes to support the eduction, job training, and job creation of the rest of us. According to Forbes magazine's...
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Phyllis Bennis
We Need Millennium Development Rights, Not Just Goals
President Obama’s speech at the UN’s summit on development acknowledged the “progress that has been made toward achieving certain Millennium Development Goals,” but cautioned that “we must also face...
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Ralph Nader
Why Say Yes to the Party of No?
How does the Big Business-indentured Republican Party get away with expectations of a runaway election victory this November? If such a victory should occur in Congress and for many governorships and...
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John Nichols
"The Republican Pledge to Privatize Social Security"
The House Republican "Pledge to America" would make permanent George Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, at a cost of more than $3 trillion over the coming decade. Yet, the GOP gameplan...
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Sue Sturgis
The New Political Money Game
Date on which a Supreme Court ruling for the first time allowed corporations, unions and other organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of political candidates: 1/2010
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Jesse Strauss
Lessons from Arizona: Direct Action Organizing from 1999 to Now
Arizona’s legislature passed the highly contested Senate Bill 1070 last April. The bill targets people who have crossed our southern border without documentation in a variety of ways. One example is...
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Amie Newman
Why the Women's Wage Gap Persists
There’s a lot of talk this week about the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) and its chances for passage as Congress is set to adjourn, and head home for campaign season. The act is a necessary next-step...
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David Sirota
What the Pot Legalization Campaign Really Threatens
Here's a fact that even drug policy reform advocates can acknowledge: California's 2010 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana does, indeed, pose a real threat, as conservative culture warriors...
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Mason Inman
Skill Up, Party Down: Transition Towns in a Changing World
Ciaran Mundy, a successful high-tech entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in soil ecology, started a website to update people on all the “terrible news about climate change.” But after a while, he felt it wasn’...
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David Dayen
One Nation Working Together: The Fight to Build a Mass Movement for Jobs
Next Saturday, on 10.2.10, a large and diverse coalition of over 200 faith, labor, youth, student and civil rights organizations will mass in Washington and cities all over the country for One Nation...
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Lawrence Wittner
Public Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free World
One of the ironies of the current international situation is that, although some government leaders now talk of building a nuclear weapons-free world, there has been limited public mobilization...
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Ruth Conniff
School Food Wars
My kids' school is awash in fresh fruits and vegetables this year.
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Harvey Wasserman
Another Feeble-Headed Nuke Drops Dead
As the "reactor renaissance" desperately demands new billions from a lame duck Congress, one of its shining stars has dropped dead. Other much-hyped "new generation" plans may soon die with it. For...
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Ramzy Baroud
Why Mitchell Said ‘No’ to Hamas
One key difference between Hamas and its rival, the Fatah movement in the West Bank, is that Hamas is accountable to a much more complex set of priorities and expectations. While Fatah is...
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