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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Bruce Dixon
Deported 1 Million, Separated Countless Families Since 2009, to Latinos Obama Is the Bait and Switch President
In 2008, Latinos delivered a whopping two thirds of their vote to the candidate of Hope and Change, to Barack Obama, who opposed the building of border walls who spoke out against the politics of...
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Mark Weisbrot
This Disastrous 'Debt Crisis' Myth
The prevailing understanding of economic troubles in the US and Europe, the world's two largest economies, is misunderstood in a number of ways. First, imagine that you are driving a car down a road...
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Tom Engelhardt
The Pentagon Riding High
China just launched a refitted Ukrainian aircraft carrier from the 1990s on its first test run -- and that’s what the only projected "great power" enemy of the U.S. has to offer for the foreseeable...
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Steven Hill
Europe's Quiet Revolution
The overarching challenge in the world today is: how do we advance the institutions and practices capable of enacting a desirable quality of life for a burgeoning global population of 6.5 billion...
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Ray McGovern
Did Tenet Hide Key Info on 9/11?
With few exceptions, like some salacious rumor about the Kennedy family, the mainstream U.S. news media has shown little interest in stories that throw light on history — even recent, very relevant...
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Linh Dinh
Looting Frenzies: Thinking about the Federal Reserve while Nursing a Cheap Beer
Hey, let’s go into McGlinchey’s, the cheapest bar in Center City. When I first entered this place in 1982, I was only 18, so to make myself look somewhat legal, I wore an old man jacket, bought at a...
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Robert Reich
How Austerity Is Ushering in a Global Recession
Not only is the United States slouching toward a double dip, but so is Europe. New data out today show even Europe’s strongest core economies – Germany, France, and the Netherlands – slowing to a...
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Lucinda Marshall
Have an Individual Health Insurance Policy and Pre-Existing Conditions and You Want to Move? Good Luck With That
I recently moved from Louisville, KY to the Washington, DC area. When you move, a certain amount of hassle is to be expected with such things as phone and cable service, getting new license plates,...
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Adam Ma'anit
Oil Spill Exposes Shell's Ticking Timebomb
For Shell, the timing of a spill at its Gannet A facility in the UK North Sea couldn't have been worse. For months, it has been selling its reputation as a responsible and cutting-edge oil company in...
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Amy Goodman
San Francisco Bay Area’s BART Pulls a Mubarak
What does the police killing of a homeless man in San Francisco have to do with the Arab Spring uprisings from Tunisia to Syria? The attempt to suppress the protests that followed. In our digitally...
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Bill McKibben
A Watershed Moment for Obama on Climate Change
Ain’t eBay grand? For $10 you can buy a sack of 50 assorted Obama ’08 buttons, and that’s what I’ve been doing. If you look closely, you might see them this weekend on the lapels of some of the...
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Amy Kroin
AT&T Accidentally Tells Truth, Shoots Self in Foot
Free Press and other opponents of the AT&T–T-Mobile merger had reason to cheer last week when a damning document AT&T filed with the FCC was accidentally posted on a public site.
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Robert Scheer
The Biggest Little Hypocrite in Texas
It is unfathomable that yet another Texas blowhard governor has emerged as a front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. The persistent appeal of the mythology of Texas as a model for the...
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