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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Medea Benjamin
Don’t Send Me Roses for Mothers Day
What happened to us mothers? We allowed this holiday to get away from us. We allowed it to become commercialized, individualized, commodified, unpoliticized. We allowed it to be about superficial...
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Yves Smith
Colleges as Merchants of Debt
Student loan debt slavery is even worse than you probably thought. The Grey Lady tonight has a long, informative story, “ A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College “, that early on presents...
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David Sirota
Our Guns and Butter Economy
With the economy still struggling and the debates over how to fix the problem more intense than ever, one word still evokes bipartisan consensus: exports. "I want us to sell stuff," said President...
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Heather Mallick
Mitt Romney’s Anti-Gay Bullying Has a Human Face Now
I love guilt. I wish people felt more of this emotion so foreign to Mitt Romney that he claims not to remember what a brute he was in school, the boy being father to the man, a Bain consultant who...
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Ray McGovern
Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architect
Since even readers of the New York Times are aware of deputy national security adviser John Brennan’s open identification with torture, secret prisons and other abuses of national and international...
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