Views for 2012-04-02

Monday, April 2, 2012
Van Jones
The Age of Obama: What Went Wrong (and How to Fix It)
This article is adapted from Rebuild the Dream , Van Jones' new book.
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Chuck Collins
The 99 Percent Spring: The People Are Not Powerless
In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will take to the streets as part of the "99 percent spring," echoing last year's "Arab Spring." At the root of this discontent are the extreme inequalities...
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David Michael Green
A Very Sick Country
So. It looks now like the regressive majority on the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, his health care bill. That is so fitting.
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Emem Okon
Women Face Down Violence, Build Peace in Niger Delta
Note: The following essay is from a new series sponsored by Other Worlds called, Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives . The series features twelve alternative social and...
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Paul Krugman
Pink Slime Economics and the Most Fraudulent Budget in US History
The big bad event of last week was, of course, the Supreme Court hearing on health reform. In the course of that hearing it became clear that several of the justices, and possibly a majority, are...
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Michael T. Klare
Welcome to the New Third World of Energy, the United States
The “curse” of oil wealth is a well-known phenomenon in Third World petro-states where millions of lives are wasted in poverty and the environment is ravaged, while tiny elites rake in the energy...
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Chris Hedges
Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You
The security and surveillance state does not deal in nuance or ambiguity. Its millions of agents, intelligence gatherers, spies, clandestine operatives, analysts and armed paramilitary units live in...
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Paul Buchheit
Five Preposterous, Persistent Conservative Myths
With the mainstream media in the hands of the mostly conservative wealthy, it's difficult for average Americans to learn the truth about critical issues. The following five conservative claims are...
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Brian Moench
Autism and Disappearing Bees: A Common Denominator?
A few days ago the Salt Lake Tribune’s front page headline declared, " Highest rate in the nation, 1 in 32 Utah boys has autism ." This is a national public health emergency, whose epicenter is Utah...
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