Views for 2012-04-05

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Frances Moore Lappé
What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?
Eighteen months ago I read a book that changed my life. Yeah, yeah, I know... sounds corny. But it's not what you think. This book changed my life not because of what it said but because of what it...
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Robert Reich
The Fable of the Century
Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation’s total income and wealth that the middle class no longer has the...
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Michael Gould-Wartofsky
A History of Violence: Trayvon Martin and America's Long History of Legalized Murder
At the Million Hoodie March , the name of Trayvon Martin was the first name on everyone's lips. But as the behoodied masses of mourners spilled into the streets of lower Manhattan, I heard other...
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Glen Ford
Strip-Searches: Obama Wants You to Bend Over (Or Squat) and Spread ‘Em
Humiliation is the law of the land. When you fall into the clutches of the police, for any reason, or no good reason at all, you can be compelled to bare your private parts before being placed in the...
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Helena Smith
Greek Suicide Seen as an Act of Fortitude as Much as One of Despair
A picture of the man who has come to embody the inequities of Greece's financial crisis has begun to emerge, with friends and neighbors shedding light on the life of the elderly pensioner who killed...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Alchemy of Forgiveness
“Fifteen men beat us and raped us,” the young woman said. “I was 12. There was one man I knew. My uncle. That man I still see around — whenever I see him I feel afraid.”
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Jeff Biggers
Tucson's Latino Blogger Shut Down by News Site
With the impeccable timing that continues to cement Tucson’s reputation as a hotbed of censorship and intellectual freedom violations, the online Tucson Citizen news site just announced that it has...
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Bill McKibben
Payola for the Most Profitable Corporations in History
Along with “fivedollaragallongas,” the energy watchword for the next few months is: “subsidies.” Last week, for instance, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez proposed ending some of the billions of...
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Sarah Anderson
At Last, Conservative Candidate Supports Wall Street Speculation Tax
The conservative presidential candidate has decided he can't win unless he raises taxes on the financial sector. No, I'm not talking about Mitt Romney, but this isn't a belated April fool's joke...
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Ralph Nader
Obama's Weak-Kneed Regulatory Regime
The Republican Party has a sense of humor, however inadvertently. Its ardent advocates regularly accuse the Obama Administration of heavy handed regulation of business.
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Harvey Wasserman
Are America's Nukes on the Brink of Death?
The only two US reactor projects now technically under construction are on the brink of death for financial reasons. If they go under, there will almost certainly be no new reactors built here.
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Amy Goodman
Black in White Plains: The Police Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
“My name is Kenneth Chamberlain. This is my sworn testimony. White Plains police are going to come in here and kill me.” And that’s just what they did.
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Robert Scheer
Obama by Default
The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama. With Ron Paul out of it and...
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