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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Matt Taibbi
Why Mitt Romney's Entitlement-Privatization Plan is Crazy
David Brooks, the [gratuitous insult deleted], wrote this this morning entitled "Mitt Romney, the Serious One." In it, he explained how Romney’s recent decision to unveil a plan for reforming the...
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Kim Knowlton
The Staggering Health Costs of Climate Change
The extreme weather just won’t seem to leave people alone this year. I’m talking to an arborist to find replacements for beloved lilac bushes and one magnolia tree that just got tall enough to lend...
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Adil E. Shamoo
Bahrain's Courageous Doctors
The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The...
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Ivan Eland
The Risk of the ‘Cheap’ Libya Victory
NATO’s “victory” in Libya has sown many seeds of possible future calamity. But none is fraught with as much danger as providing a new “war on the cheap” model for Western nations that have fallen on...
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George Monbiot
The 1% Are the Very Best Destroyers of Wealth the World Has Ever Seen
If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. The claims that the ultra-rich 1% make for themselves – that they are possessed of...
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Sam Pizzigati
For the Corporate 1 Percenters, a 50 Percent Tax Discount
Over a quarter century ago, in 1984, the Washington, D.C.-based Citizens for Tax Justice released its first in-depth report on how much America's top profitable corporations were actually paying in...
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Kirk Freudenburg
Zuccotti Park, from a Bench in Ancient Pompeii
There is a particular bench in the ruined city of Pompeii that I like to sit on whenever I visit the site, a shady seat attached to the front of a once luxurious house, facing a once bustling street...
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Dean Baker
Greece, Home of Democracy, Deprived of a Vote
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou touched off a firestorm last week when he proposed putting the austerity package designed by the "troika" (the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European...
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Russell Mokhiber
Time to Take Your Civics Aptitude Test
If you have a high school junior or senior in the house, you know the drill.
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Julie Matthaei, Neil Wollman
Why the Occupy Movement is Good for Our Health
Recently, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on income inequality which found that the incomes of the top 1% nearly tripled between 1979 and 2007, whereas those of the middle class...
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Robert Jensen
The Fire Next Time is Now: On Planetary Patriotism
Angus Wright has a way of saying things we may not want to hear in a way that’s hard to ignore.
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Mark Engler
Bank Transfer: Successful
This past Saturday was “ Bank Transfer Day ,” a day of action in which thousands of people moved their money from “too big to fail” banking titans into credit unions and smaller regional banks.
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Tom Engelhardt
A Patrol in Enemy Territory: Wall Street
It was a beautiful, sunlit fall morning when the patrol, many in camouflage jackets, no more than 40 of them in all, headed directly into enemy territory. Their ranks included one sailor in uniform,...
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