Views for 2012-06-22

Friday, June 22, 2012
Joe Brewer
The REAL Reason Conservatives Always Win
Have you ever wondered why it is that Progressives repeatedly lose ground in American politics? We almost always have the facts on our side. The experts agree with us. Hell, a lot of us are the...
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Elizabeth Parisian
Some Employers and Republicans Want to Lower the Minimum Wage -- Here's Why They're Completely Out of Touch
If you've been on Facebook this week, you've probably seen the Chris Rock quote making the rounds :
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Haytham Manna
Syria's Opposition Has Been Led Astray by Violence
On 18 March 2011, the most important civil movement in Syria's modern history was launched in the streets of Dara'a . Inspired by the revolutionary spirit of the Arab spring, it was peaceful. Anti-...
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Ralph Nader
What About Some Corporate Patriotism!
What would happen if we asked the executives of the giant U.S. corporations, whose products constantly surround us, to show some corporate patriotism?
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Greg Kaufmann
Ms. Vasquez Goes to Washington: How Bank CEO Jamie Dimon Met His Janitor
On Tuesday, Adriana Vasquez sat to the left of the table where JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon testified before the House Financial Services Committee for two hours. A 37 year-old...
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Joseph Nevins
Barack Obama’s Immigration Reform for Youth: A Dream Deferred?
Yannick Grijalba would seem perfectly suited to benefit from the immigration policy reform announced by the Obama Administration on June 15, one that will postpone the threat of deportation for many...
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George Monbiot
Nowhere, Nothing, Nada: Rio+20 Draft Text is 283 Paragraphs of Fluff
In 1992, world leaders signed up to something called "sustainability" . Few of them were clear about what it meant; I suspect that many of them had no idea. Perhaps as a result, it did not take long...
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Donna Smith
On the Road Again: Because Cancer Does Not Wait for Nine Robed Judges
My cancer won’t wait and doesn’t care about what nine robed judges in Washington, DC, say about healthcare. Cancer doesn’t care. Obamacare. Romneycare. No matter. Cancer doesn’t care. But the nurses...
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Winslow Myers
The Trouble with Twoness and the Imperative of Oneness
Nature within her inmost self divides To trouble men with having to take sides. —Robert Frost The single most powerful idea that needs to be seeded into world culture as rapidly as possible is that...
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Daniel Denvir
Austerity-Crazed Republicans, Big Banks Are Killing Public Transportation
Americans have since the second world war built an entire way of life around the automobile. It turns out, however, that our faith was an unsteady one and, in the face of high gas prices and young...
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Paul Krugman
Prisons, Privatization, Patronage
Over the past few days, The New York Times has published several terrifying reports about New Jersey’s system of halfway houses — privately run adjuncts to the regular system of prisons. The series...
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John Nichols
With New Burden on Unions, Court Tips the Balance Toward Corporations
The most politically partisan — and politically activist —Supreme Court in modern American history has already assumed that, when it comes to electioneering, corporations have pretty much the same...
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John Atcheson
Capitalism and the Mad Uncle in the Attic
Listen. Can you hear the Mad Uncle in the attic? His muffled shriekings are getting louder as the myths, deceptions and delusions we’ve been living on evaporate one by one in the face of reality. Can...
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