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Saturday, August 27, 2011
Lizzy Ratner
Welfare as They Know It
Fifteen years ago, on August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton perched at a podium in the White House Rose Garden and signed the bill that would become known as welfare reform. Flanked by three former...
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Eileen Myles
Class Warfare: School for Witch Burners
I have three or four things I want to put together. First is The Social Network which I resisted seeing for a very long time (“You’ll love it. It’s great!” It wasn’t .) And second is The Rite which I...
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Jesse Jackson
Martin Luther King’s Legacy: Nonviolence is Not Surrender
The memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King opened on the Mall in Washington. Dr. King will take his place with Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The...
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John Nichols
The Democrats' Rural Rebellions
Democrats looking to Washington during the long, hot summer for signs of their party’s renewal got little in the way of relief. President Obama’s approval ratings tanked after he compromised away...
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Donna Smith
The Hurricane’s Eye Wall: Andrew to Irene
As the early rain bands of Hurricane Irene inch into my neighborhood this morning, I am caught off guard by the flood of terror and emotion surfacing for me that is disproportionate to the impending...
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Randall Amster
Saving Sacred Spaces: Make Some Noise to Ward Off an Avalanche of Avarice
You might not be aware of this news from northern Arizona, since the reporting of it in the media has been less than robust, but in recent weeks there have been dozens of arrests at the Snowbowl ski...
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Adele M. Stan
5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with Extreme Caution
There are few things as maddening in a maddening political season as the warm and fuzzy feelings some progressives evince for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate. "The anti-...
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John Atcheson
Keystone XL Pipeline: Why I Got Arrested
On August 25, I was arrested in front of the White House along with 46 others in an act of civil disobedience protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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Michael Winship
Rick Perry's Tall Tales of Texas
Although born and raised and raised in a small town in the Finger Lakes region of New York, I'm the hybrid child of an upstate NY father and a mother from Texas -- they met at Fort Hood (then Camp...
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