Views for 2011-10-25

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
John Nichols
Karl Rove 2011 Election Priority: Busting Public-Sector Unions in Ohio
Mitt Romney swept into Ohio Tuesday to talk about how much he agrees with Republican Governor John Kasich's aggressive approach to but issues. He even visited a call center where Republicans were...
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Comrades from Cairo
To the Occupy Movement – The Occupiers of Tahrir Square are With You
To all those across the world currently occupying parks, squares and other spaces, your comrades in Cairo are watching you in solidarity. Having received so much advice from you about transitioning...
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Anu Kumar
How HR 358, the Let Women Die Act 2011, Violates International Human Rights Standards
In a hospital in Nicaragua, after a total ban on abortion was passed, a woman with an ectopic pregnancy was allowed to languish, waiting for her fallopian tube to rupture before a doctor agreed to...
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Randall Amster
Mic Check: Can You Hear Us, America?
We find these views to be mutually relevant… that all people, by virtue of their basic humanity, deserve the opportunity to live, work, and associate according to the dictates of their own...
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Richard Schiffman
NPR’s Slow Slide to the Right
The timing could not have been worse for the latest in a series of controversies to hit the nation’s scandal-prone public radio network. But the fact that it was pledge week didn’t prevent NPR from...
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Daphne Wysham
Measuring Progress: A Better Alternative to the GNP
Tent cities and shacks sprung up on empty lots across the country. Food lines at soup kitchens wrapped around city blocks. Unemployment soared to 25 percent. Farmers watched helplessly as crop prices...
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David Morris
The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street
Host David Gregory complained about Occupy Wall Street protestors “demonizing banks” and wondered, “Is this not a reverse tea party tactic?”
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Linda McQuaig
How to Make Inequality Obsolete
Only a couple of centuries ago, owning another person — slavery, that is — was considered a normal thing to do.
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Stan Karp
Challenging Corporate School Reform and 10 Hopeful Signs of Resistance
About a year ago I was invited to Portland to give a talk about who was bashing teachers and public schools in the wake of the release of the pro-charter propaganda film Waiting for Stupidman . Since...
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Anne Landman
"Horror Hotel": The New Frontier of Junk Food Marketing to Kids
Today's teenagers are probably the most savvy generation yet when it comes to filtering out advertising, but that is no worry for junk food and drink companies who steadily deploy stealthier and more...
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Glenn Greenwald
Immunity and Impunity in Elite America: How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed and Occupy Wall Street Swept the Land
As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. After all, severe income and wealth inequality have long plagued the United...
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