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Friday, June 15, 2012
Naomi McAuliffe
Vaginas Aren't Dirty, Even in Michigan
What's the worst thing you can call female genitalia? I'm guessing Jeremy Hunt just popped into your mind. Yet for Michigan state representatives, the most offensive thing you can say when debating...
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Anthony D. Romero
A Lifeline for DREAMers
Today the Obama administration threw a lifeline to America's undocumented youth, announcing that it will stop deporting and give work permits to young adults who came to the U.S. as children, or...
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Matthaios Tsimitakis
Against All Odds: Democracy vs. Technocrats in Greece
It’s just a few days before the Greek parliamentary elections, and the whole world is watching this small corner of Europe with bated breath. Stress captures the markets, Brussels, and Berlin as...
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Khalid Abdalla
Revolution is the Only Way to Save Egypt
The first foreign leader to travel to Egypt after President Mubarak's downfall was David Cameron. He arrived on a five-hour stopover to be greeted by Ahmed Shafiq , Mubarak's last prime minister, and...
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Glenn Greenwald
Latino Victory and the Imperatives of Political Pressure
Throughout the Obama presidency, one of the most vocal and demanding factions in the Democratic Party base has been activists for gay and lesbian equality.
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Sara Jerving
Police Raid Anti-Fracking Encampment in Pennsylvania
According to Democracy Now! , police and private security forces raided a protest encampment of 
anti-fracking activists in Pennsylvania this week.
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Zoe Weil
An Open Thank You Letter to Teachers
Dear Teachers,
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Janet Redman
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
In 1992, the Rio Earth Summit brought world leaders together around the frame of “ sustainable development ” and launched global agreements on biodiversity, climate change and desertification. Two...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Campaign Cash Is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
If you’re visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice Super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United , they’re all the rage among the...
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Laura Flanders
Chicago Workers' Economic Plan: Go Co-Operative!
As President Obama was speechifying about our economic futures this week, workers in one famous Chicago factory were taking one big step towards theirs.
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Immanuel Wallerstein
Blowback, or Impossible Dilemmas of Declining Powers
Blowback is a term coined by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that originally meant the unintended negative consequences to a country of its own espionage operations. For example, if a...
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Pepe Escobar
Drone Me Down on the Killing Floor
Lord knows, I should'a been gone Lord knows, I should'a been gone And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin' floor - Howlin' Wolf, Killing Floor
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Paul Krugman
We Don't Need No Education
Hope springs eternal. For a few hours I was ready to applaud Mitt Romney for speaking honestly about what his calls for smaller government actually mean. Never mind. Soon the candidate was being his...
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Terry O'Neill
In Struggle Over Violence Against Women Act, War on Women Turns Deadly
Rumor in Washington, D.C., has it that House conservatives bent on dismantling the Violence Against Women Act believe they've succeeded by setting up a heads-I-win-tails-you-lose endgame.
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