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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Glen Ford
How the Corporate Right Divided Blacks from Teachers Unions and Each Other
Back in the mid-Nineties, devious right-wing activists at the Bradley Foundation, in Milwaukee, hit upon a “wedge” issue designed to wreck the alliance at the core of the Democratic Party’s urban...
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Linh Dinh
Fig Leaf Nation
When any man falls, we laugh, and when an upright citizen is exposed as just ordinary slime, we hoot and holler. Glad it ain’t me, we reflect. At least I’m not important enough to be publicly shamed...
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Pat Schneider
Sowing the Seeds: Can Wisconsin Uprising Grow Nationwide Movement?
It may have been a small crowd compared to those that thronged the state Capitol in the winter, but the “It’s Not Over” rally in May drew the kind of numbers that would have been stunning in any...
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Amy Goodman
War on Drugs: Fast, Furious and Fueled by the U.S.
The violent deaths of Brian Terry and Juan Francisco Sicilia, separated by the span of just a few months and by the increasingly bloody U.S.-Mexico border, have sparked separate but overdue...
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Amanda Hitt
America Shouldn't Scrimp on Food Safety
Americans are becoming too familiar with imported foodborne illnesses. Remember the tainted dog food from China and those salmonella-laced hot peppers shipped from Mexico? Now a virulent strain of E...
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Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
Needed: An Antiwar Movement That Puts Peace Over Politicians
After campaigning as the candidate of change, the man awarded a Nobel Prize for peace has given the world nothing but more war. Yet despite Barack Obama's continuation – nay, escalation – of the...
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Pablo Ouziel
Spain’s ‘Indignant Ones’
While “Europe's slow-motion financial collapse” – as Mother Jones magazine described it in a June 6 th article – continues to unravel, Spain, like other European states continues to implement anti-...
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Rania Khalek
Is Cognitive Dissonance Fueling Conservative Denial of Climate Change?
"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," were the words of GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in front of about 200 people at a town hall meeting...
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Robert Reich
Why the Republican War on Workers’ Rights Undermines the American Economy
The battle has resumed in Wisconsin. The state supreme court has allowed Governor Scott Walker to strip bargaining rights from state workers.
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Jay Walljasper
A Simple Idea to Transform the Life of Our Cities
I am perplexed by the almost complete lack of pedestrian districts in North America. Why is it that car-free streets—designed for pleasurable strolling, shopping and hanging out—which have become as...
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Robert Scheer
Seven Republican Dwarfs
They assumed the stance of the Seven Dwarfs, not as a matter of physical but rather intellectual stature. Not one of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination who debated Monday night rose...
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Tom Engelhardt
Six Wars and Counting
President Obama recently reshuffled his top Washington warriors, sending CIA Director Leon Panetta, a man who knows Congress well, on to the Pentagon to replace retiring Secretary of Defense Robert...
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