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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Bill McKibben
Not Bad Timing: Obama Annouces White House Solar Right Before Giant Global Day of Climate Solutions (10/10/10)
Looking back a few weeks, we were bitterly disappointed when the White House failed to act on our request that they put solar panels back on the roof.
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Cindy Sheehan
Dissent in the Age of Obama
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.” - Albert Camus Recently, the...
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John Feffer
Take This Job and...
The song Take This Job and Shove It hit No. 1 on the country music charts in 1978. The blue-collar worker in the song that Johnny Paycheck made famous was working up the nerve to leave the factory...
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Ted Rall
The Case for Liberal Apathy: An Overview of the Enthusiasm Gap
EUGENE, OREGON--Liberal Democrats are twice as likely as conservative Republicans to stay home this November. Establishmentarian liberals are urging left-of-center voters to ignore the President's...
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Paul Rogat Loeb
Don’t Let the Russ Feingolds Go Down for the Sins of the Blanche Lincolns
In trying to get one-time Obama supporters to volunteer for the November election, I often hear this refrain: "The Democrats have sold us out. I'm tired of their spinelessness, their subservience to...
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Michael Winship
Making Ends Meet in Coin-Operated Washington
So I am in Washington, DC, our nation's capitol, admiring the buildings and the fine monuments and so forth, when I run into my very dear friend Gorilla Bagsley, whom I have not had the pleasure of...
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Robert Naiman
Why Can't Haitians Get a Fair Election?
On November 2, Americans will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives in Congress, an election likely to affect whether the "normal" retirement age is raised for Social Security and...
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Sarah Seltzer
Banned Books Week: It’s (Almost) Always About Sex
Just in time for "Banned Books Week" 2010 comes the censorship related scandal du jour--isn't there one every few months? This fall's fracas involves a Missouri fellow, Wesley Scroggins, who took it...
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Joseph A. Palermo
Why Liberals Don't Stand a Chance in the Corporate Media
Last March, when President Obama announced he was fast-tracking a bunch of deepwater oil leases, mainstream media commentators told us what a politically sophisticated move it was. He was showing the...
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Andy Kroll
Unemployed: Stranded on the Sidelines of a Jobs Crisis
Sometime in early June -- he's not exactly sure which day -- Rick Rembold joined history. That he doesn't remember comes as little surprise: Who wants their name etched into the record books for not...
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Vien Truong
No on Prop 23: Big Polluters Bankroll Initiative to Kill Clean Air Laws
For years, California has been a national leader in environmental policy.
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Jake Olzen
Prosecuting Border Activists for Leaving Water for Migrants Is Unjust
Last week, the New York Times ran a story entitled, “Water Drops for Migrants: Kindness, or Offense?” about the contentious act of putting out water for migrants. In September, The Ninth Circuit...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
The Web as a Weapon
The Tyler Clementi tragedy showed how America has come a long way but still has a long way to go. The suicide of the Rutgers University freshman, after his intimate encounter with a male friend was...
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Subhankar Banerjee
Youth Across North America Are Fighting for Their Future Climate
I recently urged young people to start a climate revolution in a post titled "Letter to Young Americans." Here are some of the comments that were posted in the blogosphere 1 | 2 in response to that...
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