Views for 2010-10-07

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tim Karr
Net Neutrality Is Ready for Action. Is the FCC?
It's put up or shut up time on Net Neutrality. That’s what Rob Pegoraro wrote in the Washington Post earlier this week. And he’s right. The fate of the open Internet now rests in the hands of FCC...
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Ronnie Cummins
Industrial Agriculture and Human Survival: The Road Beyond 10/10/10
Note: Climate and food activists are organizing thousands of “work parties” in 170 nations on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10). These work parties are designed to both highlight local projects that can...
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Beverly Bell
Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food
Rony Charles, a rice grower and member of the Agricultural Producer Cooperative of Verrettes, said, "Instead of foreigners sending us food, they should give us the chance to do our own agriculture so...
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Phil Rockstroh
The Bigot-Whisperers of the Right
I was born, at slightly past the midpoint of the Twentieth Century, in the Deep South city of Birmingham, Alabama -- “The Heart of Dixie.” My earliest memories are of a time of societal upheaval and...
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Andrew J. Bacevich
The Long War: Year Ten
In January 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s charge to a newly-appointed commanding general was simplicity itself: “give us victories.” President Barack Obama’s tacit charge to his generals amounts...
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Karl Frisch
About the Foreign Cash in the Chamber's Campaign Stash
The Democratic Party is spending nearly 100 million dollars raised in part from foreign contributions to help elect more immigration reform minded men and women to Congress. If you happen to be a...
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Harvey Wasserman
A Solar Victory and Military Defeat at the White House
Five things are certain about solar panels going back on the White House roof: * They won't generate nuclear waste; * They won't be targets for terrorists hoping cause an atomic holocaust; * They'll...
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Mary Bottari
Is Geithner Planning a Stealth Attack on the Wall Street Reform Bill?
Champions of financial reform who fought hard for a strong Wall Street reform bill this year know they cannot let down their guard. They are tracking and countering the moves of the big banks as they...
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Steve Rendall, Alex Kane
The Media's Construction of the 'Ground Zero Mosque'
How did a local story about a proposal to build an Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan turn into a national controversy about whether a "Ground Zero Mosque" would be a slap in the face to 9/11...
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Jim Hightower
Dead Miners and Ethically Dead Senators
Some members of Congress complain that they have a really tough job. Also, they say their hard work is not appreciated by the public and that they're really not paid enough. Well, not to worry,...
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Dean Baker
Economics 101 for Deficit Hawks
There are few areas of economics more boring than accounting identities. This is really unfortunate, since it is virtually impossible to have a clear understanding of economic policy without a solid...
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