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Friday, March 30, 2012
Matt Taibbi
Push to End Too-Big-To-Fail Goes Mainstream
Wall Street is buzzing about the annual report just put out by the Dallas Federal Reserve. In the paper, Harvey Rosenblum, the head of the Dallas Fed's research department, bluntly calls for the...
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Tom Hayden
Participatory Democracy: From the Port Huron Statement to Occupy Wall Street
This is the fiftieth anniversary year of the Port Huron Statement , the founding declaration of Students for a Democratic Society, issued as a “living document” in 1962.
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Shahd Abusalama
On Land Day, Palestinians Remember the Price of Freedom
“ We didn’t cry during farewell! For we didn’t have time, nor tears, Nor was it farewell We didn’t realize that the moment of farewell was farewell So how could we cry?”
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Valerie Strauss
Mega Millions: Do Lotteries Really Benefit Public Schools?
State lotteries that participate in games such as Mega Millions were sold to the public as enterprises that would benefit schools with millions of dollars in proceeds a year. So has public education...
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Amitabh Pal
Iraqi Immigrant’s Killing in California Horrifying
An Iraqi immigrant woman’s recent murder in California is a warning of the dangers of Islamophobia. Although no one has yet been charged with the killing of Shaima Alawadi last week, the initial...
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Elizabeth Stewart
Tim DeChristopher's Stint in Prison's 'Hole' Raises Questions about Solitary Confinement
Tim DeChristopher's stint in solitary confinement didn't last long.
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Ralph Nader
If Big Labor Would But Fight, Millions Would Join Them on the Ramparts
Dear Mr. Trumka,
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Stephen Zunes
Military Intervention in Syria is a Bad Idea
Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.
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Chris Edelson
Health Care Law Not About Broccoli, But Nationhood
If the Supreme Court ends up upholding the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, there is no danger that Americans will be forced to buy and eat broccoli, despite Justice Scalia’s suggestion to...
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Phil Rockstroh
On The Nature Of Self-Defeating Convictions
Although I have resided in New York City for many years, I was born in the Deep South. On a daily basis, I negotiate Manhattan's gridded streets and avenues, yet, in many ways, the terrain of my...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Let’s Stop Big Media’s (B)AD Behavior
Over the years we’ve been reporting on how power is monopolized by the powerful. How corporate lobbyists, for example, far outnumber members of Congress.
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Rose Ann DeMoro
Supreme Court Judges Have Access to Guaranteed Care, Shouldn’t You?
Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer did not have much in common during the three days of debate on the 2010 healthcare law before the Supreme Court March...
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Karen Dolan
If Health Care Reform Falls, Progressives Need to Look In The Mirror
Supporters of Obama's health care reform are "keeping a stiff upper lip" reports The Hill as reaction to three tough days of oral argument and questioning on aspects of President Obama's Affordable...
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