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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Paul Krugman
'Centrism': The Cult That Is Destroying America
Watching our system deal with the debt ceiling crisis — a wholly self-inflicted crisis, which may nonetheless have disastrous consequences — it’s increasingly obvious that what we’re looking at is...
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Peter Yarrow
Tim DeChristopher's Courageous Bid to Save Our World
In March, Tim DeChristopher was convicted of two felony counts for a nonviolent act of civil disobedience. Acting out of his deepest convictions and his abiding concern for the survival of humankind...
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John Feffer
Norway: The Enemy Within
Scandinavians have a dual reputation for tolerance and homogeneity: a population of pale, polite people who speak English perfectly. But that's your grandfather's Scandinavia. Over the last several...
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Frances Beinecke
Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review
As early as today, the House will decide whether to rush a ruling over Big Oil's plan to run a pipeline through the American heartland to deliver the dirtiest oil on the planet from Canada to the...
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Johnathon Ross
Medicare for All: Fair, Frugal, and Inclusive
For 30 years I’ve been teaching young doctors how to practice primary care medicine at a center-city clinic in Toledo. Every day we witness heart-wrenching scenes right out of a Charles Dickens novel...
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Ralph Nader
Ideological Inebriation on Capitol Hill
Legislating while under the influence of ideological inebriation is not yet a statutory offense. It is only a multi-directional menace to much of what anxious Americans hold dear for themselves and...
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Jon Walker
Disaster Legislating; A Dangerous New Process
Some people are worried about the potential Constitutional crisis if President Obama uses the 14th Amendment to declare the debt ceiling voting unconstitutional. The reality though is that we are...
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James Ridgeway, Jean Casella
A Hunger for Justice in Pelican Bay
On 21 July, prisoners in solitary confinement at California's notorious Pelican Bay State Prison began accepting the meals that were slipped to them through slots in their solid mental cell doors...
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Chris Hedges
Fundamentalism Kills
Update: Sam Harris responds to Chris Hedges at TruthDig.com
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David Korten
Getting Main Street to Call the Shots
Thanks to massive bailout funding from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury, Wall Street survived the financial crash it created. This year, its titans are enjoying record share prices, corporate...
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Mike Davis
The Coming Economic Disaster
When my old gang and I were 14 or 15 years old, many centuries ago, we yearned for immortality in the fiery wreck of a bitchin' '40 Ford or '57 Chevy. Our J.K. Rowling was Henry Felsen, the ex-Marine...
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Paul Buchheit
The Question Conservatives Can't Answer
The following fact was sent to numerous conservative pundits, politicians, and profitseekers: Based on Tax Foundation figures, the richest 1% has TRIPLED its share of America's income over the past...
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Mark Engler
Defense Cuts? Don’t Believe Them Until You See Them
One upshot of the debt-ceiling debate is that politicians might finally be ready to trim the outrageously bloated U.S. military budget. That’s the story, anyway, being told by the Washington Post.
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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and Bill Hilty
Nation's Wars Are Heavy Burden on State Budgets
Citizens in Minnesota are being encouraged to see scarcity as the new normal. If you are an elected official at any level of government, your job has been reduced to managing austerity. It doesn't...
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