Views for 2011-10-10

Monday, October 10, 2011
Doug Larkin
‘Before Today, I Was Afraid of Trees’: Rethinking Nature Deficit Disorder
The last week of February turned out to be the peak of the maple-sugaring season that winter, and an inch of snow remained on the ground as the juniors in my chemistry class disembarked from the bus...
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Amanda Marcotte
Lies, Lies and More Lies: How Anti-Choicers Are Using "Personhood" to Ban Birth Control
What do you do when all the discourse around a topic is based around a scientific fallacy---or even an outright lie---but pointing that out distracts from the most pertinent issues of a specific...
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Jim Hightower
Big Oil: $135 Million -- School Children: 0
When is it not enough to have too much? Apparently, when you're a giant oil corporation. Big Oil's avaricious honchos are always searching for another dime they can slip into their corporate pockets...
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Paul Krugman
Panic of the Plutocrats
It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich...
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Wendell Potter
'Occupy Wall Street' Should Also Take Aim at Health Insurance Companies
The lobbyists for U.S. health insurers surely have to be feeling a little uneasy knowing that thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been marching and protesting in Washington as well...
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Mark Weisbrot
Like Europe, Americans Waiting for "Democracy In the Streets" to Force Policy Change
The monthly employment report for September, released Friday , shows how far America remains from an economic recovery that might feel different from a recession to most of the public, nearly four...
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Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins
Job Destroyers Don't Deserve a Tax Holiday
A coalition of big businesses is waging a campaign for a massive tax holiday on corporate profits stashed overseas. Its lobbyists claim that this windfall would create millions of jobs. If our...
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Tom Engelhardt
The Warning Occupy Wall Street Has for President Obama
On Wednesday afternoon, we marched out of Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators have bedded down for the duration. Drums were pounding and shouts of “Whose streets? Our streets...
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Chris Hedges
Why the Elites Are in Trouble
Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with bright red frames, arrived in Zuccotti Park in New York on Sept. 17. She had a tent, a rolling suitcase, 40 dollars’...
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Shea Howell
Inventing New Politics
It took the brutality of some New York City police to break through the mainstream media silence on Occupy Wall Street. First came the attacks on women exercising their rights to publicly demonstrate...
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Ariel Dorfman
Salvador Allende Has Words for Barack Obama from the Other Side of Death
For the last decade, I have been haunted by voices from the other side of death. In this way, back in 2003 I transcribed the words of Pablo Picasso after a tapestry version of his famed painting...
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