Views for 2012-04-13

Friday, April 13, 2012
Bernie Sanders, Ryan Alexander
Stop the Nuclear Industry Welfare Program
The US is facing a $15 trillion national debt, and there is no shortage of opinions about how to move toward deficit reduction in the federal budget.
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Robert Parry
How Neocons Sank Iran Nuke Deal
Two years ago, Washington’s influential neoconservatives – both inside and outside government – shot down a possible resolution to the Iranian nuclear dispute because they wanted a confrontation with...
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Zoe Weil
50 Words You Should NOT Say on a Standardized Test
In my essay, No Controversy Allowed , I shared a story about having an assembly program cancelled at a middle school because in my first assembly presentation that morning I agreed with a student...
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Laura Flanders
Can 'Caring Across Generations' Change the World?
A new campaign calling itself Caring Across Generations has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, the economy and workers. This...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Time to Give Mothers the Respect—and Financial Compensation—They Deserve
It truly is disheartening to hear a supposedly progressive woman proclaim that a fulltime mother “never worked a day in her life.” Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen deserves all the flack she’s been...
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David Cay Johnston
Corporate Socialism: How Employers Skim Workers' Tax Dollars
Across the United States more than 2,700 companies are collecting state income taxes from hundreds of thousands of workers – and are keeping the money with the states’ approval, says an eye-opening...
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Tom Engelhardt
What We Don’t Know About Washington’s Iran Policy
Negotiators for Iran, the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia, and Germany are to meet in Turkey today, face to face, for the first time in more than a year. There are small signs of possible future...
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Michelle Chen
Participatory Budgeting Lets Citizens Experiment with Economic Democracy
For many American cities, the budget process is basically fiscal hell, and the politics of plugging potholes and funding schools akin to legislative purgatory. But a tiny miracle just arrived in New...
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Kumi Naidoo
Iran Nuclear Crisis Needs ‘Disruptive Diplomacy’, Not Shock and Awe
LONDON - Disruptive diplomacy may be the only way out of the Iran-Israel nuclear crisis, the only way to pierce the hegemony of hypocrisy dominating the power politics of nuclear weapons control, of...
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Paul Krugman
Cannibalize the Future: Why Chris Christie Typifies the GOP Mindset
One general rule of modern politics is that the people who talk most about future generations — who go around solemnly declaring that we’re burdening our children with debt — are, in practice, the...
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David Macaray
The Campaign to Privatize the World
One of the biggest con games going on at the moment is the sustained attack on the U.S.
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May Boeve, Brendan Smith
Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Are the Real Job Killers
How many lobbyists does it take to defend billions in subsidies for one of the most profitable industries in the world? 786 . That’s the size of the army that oil and gas companies maintain in...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
The Rich Are Different from You and Me – They Pay Less Taxes
Benjamin Franklin, who used his many talents to become a wealthy man, famously said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. But if you’re a corporate CEO in America today, even they...
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