Views for 2012-02-02

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Dustin Beilke
Corporate Education Reformers Plot Next Steps at Secretive Meeting
Today, hundreds of state legislators from across the nation will head out to an "island" resort on the coast of Florida to a unique "education academy" sponsored by the American Legislative Exchange...
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Robert Lipsyte
Four Reasons to Watch the Super Bowl
Most Americans won’t need a justification to watch Sunday’s game, but if you’re a TomDispatch.com reader you might think, even in passing, that celebrating the holiest day of violence, consumerism,...
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Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher
Keystone XL Opponents Need a Jobs Program
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are taking a well-deserved victory lap. The Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada’s pipeline proposal — at least for now — represents an historic...
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John Buell
Mitt’s Faulty History
An essential talking point of the Mitt Romney campaign is the candidate’s tortured invocation of the 's' word. Barack Obama is a socialist. His favorite models are socialist Europe. Romney then goes...
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Russ Baker
Close Reading: The Saudis, a Twitter Investment, and the End of Arab Spring?
Is Twitter (a) a leading vehicle for freedom movements, or (b) primed to control and shut down open discourse throughout the world?
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Bruce Dixon
Presidential Hypocrisy on School Reform
During his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made a particularly cynical reference to teachers and public education when he called for an end to the demonization of teachers, and...
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Ted Morgan
Occupy Chicago in 2012, Not 1968
This past week billionaire George Soros warned that the world capitalist system faced the potential of massive street violence if not “collapse.”
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Amy Goodman
Romney’s 1 Percent Nation Under God
Although Mitt Romney has yet to win a majority in a Republican primary, he won big in Florida. After he and the pro-Romney super PACs flooded the airwaves with millions of dollars’ worth of ads in a...
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Robert C. Koehler
Transforming Troubled Schools
What happened? Can the world shift on such a simple question? Imagine yourself sitting eye-to-eye with a kid in trouble and that’s the first thing you ask. No lecture, no sarcasm, no judgment, no...
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Michelle Chen
In Year of Uprisings, Reporters Brave Crackdowns from Wall St. to Tahrir Square
You wouldn’t think handling a notebook or a camera could be a hazardous line of work. But according to the latest global Press Freedom Inde x, abuse and oppression of reporters has made journalism an...
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Robert Scheer
The Democrats Who Unleashed Wall Street and Got Away With It
That Lawrence Summers, a president emeritus of Harvard, is a consummate distorter of fact and logic is not a revelation. That he and Bill Clinton, the president he served as treasury secretary, can...
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