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Saturday, June 30, 2012
Bill McKibben
While Colorado Burns, Washington Fiddles
In the political world, this was the week of the healthcare ruling: reporters hovered around the Supreme Court, pundits pundited, politicians "braced" for the ruling, "reeled" in its aftermath.
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Rebekah Wilce
WTO Not So COOL: Rules Against Popular U.S. Meat Labeling Law
The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling today against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law .
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Ronnie Cummins
Message from Rio: Unite and Survive
“ The problem goes beyond parties and politicians. It’s the system . . . . All our politicians are in the pocket of elites who own, lobby, litigate, bully and bribe their way into every element of...
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Greg Kaufmann
89,000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid
Since August 2011, 89,000 children in Pennsylvania have lost their Medicaid coverage, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible. The state currently hasn’t...
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Michelle Chen
New Orleans Teachers Get Justice, but Schools Still Under Attack
After Hurricane Katrina washed over New Orleans, many survivors had virtually nothing left to lose. But the city's teachers were then hit by the storm’s ripple effect: the loss of thousands of jobs...
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Ray McGovern
How Iran Might See the Threats
In CIA jargon, “Aardwolf” is a label for a special genre of intelligence report from field stations abroad to headquarters in Washington. An Aardwolf conveys the Chief of Station’s formal assessment...
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Reese Erlich
Militias Become Power Centers in Libya
Dressed in military fatigues and carrying AK-47 assault rifles, the Zintan militia surrounded the building in Tripoli and entered without a fight. They weren’t seizing the last remaining Qaddafi...
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Christopher Brauchli
The V Word and the Legislator
[L]et God and man decree Laws for themselves and not for me; And if my ways are not as theirs, Let them mind their own affairs. — A.E. Houseman, The Laws of God, the Laws of Man The beauty of it is...
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