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Friday, June 10, 2011
Jacob Lesniewski
Without Immigration Reform E-Verify Is Just Profiling
The need for comprehensive immigration reform at the federal is even more pressing as immigrants face the hodgepodge of state and local legislative efforts and federal enforcement programs that vary...
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Antonia Zerbisias
When Breaking the Law Is Justified
The recent bad news about climate change thundered through the scientific community like those twisters through the U.S. First, the International Energy Association (IEA) announced global greenhouse...
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Khadija Sharife
Pollution: Africa’s Real Resource Curse?
Africa has long been synonymous as the poster child of the resource curse. Illicit financial flows, often siphoned through corruption and mis-pricing, are estimated to cost the continent $200-billion...
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Dean Baker
The Faith-Based Economics of Deficit Reduction
Sometimes, it can be fun to get inside a crazy worldview to ask how it deals with contradictory evidence. For example, how do creationists reconcile their view that all plants and animals were...
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Anne Landman
R.I.P., Fairness Doctrine
On June 8, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Julius Genachowski agreed to wipe the Fairness Doctrine completely off the agency's books, even though the rule has been officially dead since...
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David Benjamin
The Economic Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
BROOKLYN — It came to Ozzie Nelson like a bolt from the blue. Here he was, the most Republican guy in his whole suburb. But he was not living by the creed of conservative heroes like Ayn Rand, Rand...
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Firmin DeBrabander
The Green Revolution Backfires: Sweden’s Lesson for Real Sustainability
What if electric cars made pollution worse, not better? What if they increased greenhouse gas emissions instead of decreasing them? Preposterous you say? Well, consider what’s happened in Sweden.
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Thomas S. Harrington
The Death of Jorge Semprun
Though the mainstream American press apparently doesn’t see it that way, one of the more extraordinary figures of 20th century died a few days ago in Paris. His name was Jorge Semprun. The son of a...
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David Krieger
How Many Nuclear Weapons Still Threaten Humanity?
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is one of the most authoritative institutes in the world on issues of war and peace. The recently-released 2011 SIPRI Yearbook provides...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The March on Blair Mountain: A Protest to Protect Our Jobs and Our Mountains
This week an important protest is taking place in the coalfields of West Virginia. The March on Blair Mountain began on Monday as several hundred people embarked on a five-day journey retracing the...
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David Sirota
America’s Energy Ethos: Do, Regardless of Harm
Laugh me off as the idealistic son of a physician (which I am), but I still thought the doctor’s ethos of “first do no harm” was a notion we could all agree on. Even in this hyper-polarized Era of...
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