Views for 2012-03-13

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Giving Dennis Kucinich His Due
A certain kind of politician is becoming a dwindling breed. I’m not thinking of the over-praised and frequently eulogized centrist, the kind who spends a career watering things down and gets lionized...
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Mark Naison
The War on Teachers: Why Is the Public Watching It Happen?
All over the nation, teachers are under attack. Politicians of both parties, in every state, have blamed teachers and their unions for the nation’s low standing on international tests and our nation’...
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Jeremy Scahill
Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?
On February 2, 2011, President Obama called Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The two discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the battle against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. At the end of...
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Mareike Britten
Message to World Leaders: Fukushima is a Reminder; End the Threat of Nuclear Power
More than 50 organisations and individuals from around the world have joined forces with Greenpeace and called for investments in safe, renewable energy in order to end the threat of nuclear power.
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Harriet Barlow
Why I Call Myself a Commoner
Each day I walk out of my Minneapolis house into an atmosphere protected from pollution by the Clean Air Act. As I step onto a sidewalk that was built with tax dollars for everyone, my spirits are...
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Naomi Starkman
New Report: Nitrate Contamination Threatens California’s Drinking Water
Today, the Food & Environment Reporting Network–the first and only independent, non-profit, non-partisan news organization that produces investigative reporting on food, agriculture, and...
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Paul Buchheit
Inside the Mind of a Conservative. Got a Minute?
Unfortunately, a little well-placed progressive sarcasm can't compete with the ongoing 40-year right-wing campaign to capture the sympathies of an impressionable public. It's a remarkable...
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Jesse Hagopian
'Occupy Education' Debates the Gates Foundation (and Wins)
“Gates Foundation you will fail / Education is not for sale!”
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Richard Schiffman
Republicans Fight Obama's Planned Nuclear Cuts
“Iran Worried U.S. Might Be Building 8,500th Nuclear Weapon,” read the headline. This front page banner in the satirical weekly, The Onion may not have gotten the number exactly right.
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Michael T. Klare
A Tough-Oil World: Why High Gas Prices Are Here to Stay
Oil prices are now higher than they have ever been -- except for a few frenzied moments before the global economic meltdown of 2008.
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Jake Olzen
'Chicago Spring' Declares G8 Move a Victory
Taking nearly everyone by surprise, the White House announced last Monday that the world’s economic leaders with the G8 would not be enjoying the sights and sounds of a democratic #ChicagoSpring .
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Eugene Robinson
End the Afghan Mission Now
It was clear before Sunday’s horrific massacre of civilians that it’s past time for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan to end. Now the only question should be how quickly we can get our troops onto...
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Robert Reich
The Widening Wealth Divide, and Why We Need a Surtax on the Super Wealthy
Let Santorum and Romney duke it out for who will cut taxes on the wealthy the most and shred the public services everyone else depends on. The rest of us ought to be having a serious discussion about...
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