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Sunday, June 26, 2011
Thomas S. Harrington
Quick! Look Over There!
Like many children of my generation, I ate school lunches from plastic trays lined up tightly against each other on folding tables in the school gym. As we ate, teachers milled about. Their job was...
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Marc Morial
Separate but Unequal Borrowers
Home ownership as we know it could be a thing of the past if a proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule (QRM) takes effect. The proposed rule would be especially damaging to the homeowner...
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Anne Landman
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's National Day of Divisiveness
Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to host a "National Day of Prayer and Fasting" on Saturday, August 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, in an event is billed as a "non-denominational, apolitical...
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Sarah Anderson, Sarah Anderson and Marlee Blasenheim
“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
Sandy Falwell, who has worked in a neonatal intensive care unit for some 20 years, could tell plenty of stories about the impact of the Great Recession on the lives of her patients. One of the most...
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Eric Margolis
Afghanistan: A Real Pullout or a Shell Game?
Far-called our navies melt away On dune and headland sinks the fire Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! --Rudyard Kipling “Recessional” NEW YORK - War is waged to achieve...
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Glen Ford
Four Decades of Cruelty and Inhumanity to U.S. Political Prisoners
For almost 40 years, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been in solitary confinement at Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison, in what is thought to be the longest period of enforced solitude...
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Medea Benjamin
Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?
The 50 passengers and crew on the U.S. boat to Gaza have converged in Athens, Greece, ready to head out to sea to join an international fleet of ships that will challenge the Israeli-imposed naval...
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