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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Theresa de Langis
Why Women Need to Be Part of the Peace Process
What is wrong with this picture? After all, it looks like a typical photo of world leaders making decisions for their countries. That is precisely the problem. What’s wrong is the total absence of...
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Ralph Nader
Debating Taboos
The first nationally televised debate (C-SPAN) on the subject of mandatory voting, or voting duty, occurred in Washington D.C. on June 27, 2011 (watch it at: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/...
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Wendell Potter
Health Care Debate: It's Time to Get Outraged
One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." That's sort of how I feel about the health care debate. If more Americans paid attention to the fate...
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Andy Kroll
How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis
Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. In a car, you can zip in bare moments from northwest District of Columbia, its streets lined with million-dollar homes and palatial...
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Tony Norman
Picture Lennon as Closet Reagan Backer
Imagine John Lennon a conservative. It isn't easy if you try. Filmmaker Seth Swirsky imagines just such a scenario in his new documentary "Beatles Stories." In the documentary, Fred Seamons, Lennon's...
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Tom Gallagher
Why Does Baseball Hate Dodger Owner Frank McCourt?
By now you don’t have to be a fan to know that Major League Baseball doesn’t want Los Angeles Dodger owner Frank McCourt around anymore. The league putting the team in trusteeship and the team’s...
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Taylor Moulton
Years After the Enron Debacle, Traders Still Fleecing Consumers
When Enron collapsed, electricity markets were prone to gaming and corruption. And, it turns out, they still are. Shrewd energy traders are still at it, discovering and exploiting flaws and loopholes...
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Linda McQuaig
Canada: Pomp, Pageantry and Unions
We surely seem to be living in conservative times — with the NDP trying to distance itself from all things socialist and the public apparently unable to sate its appetite for all things royal...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial
Channeling Cheney, the President Oversteps on National Security
Then there was MERLIN. On paper, MERLIN was supposed to stunt the development of Tehran's nuclear program by sending Iran's weapons experts down the wrong technical path. The CIA believed that once...
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