Views for 2012-07-04

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Peter Hart
Corporate Media Untells the ALEC Story
Independent media outlets have basically owned the ALEC story over the past few years. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a corporate-sponsored "bill mill" that works with state...
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Jim Hightower
Supreme Court's Plutocratic Political Hacks Rule Against the People in Montana
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Amitabh Pal
Japanese Government Refuses to Listen to Its People
The Japanese government has defied the will of its people. In the face of stiff opposition, it has resumed its reliance on nuclear power, ending a two-month period when the country had rid itself of...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
What Good is a Higgs Boson When the Planet is Burning?
Call me sour, but I really can’t find much to get excited about by the news that physicists have moved one step closer to figuring out how the universe began.
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Ben Adler
What's in Romney's Offshore Accounts?
Mitt Romney has been very reluctant to release his tax returns. In all his previous campaigns he refused to release any of them. This time, under pressure, he has given us only the last two years.
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Peter Dreier, Dick Flacks
Progressives and the Flag
July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.
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Ed Struzik
Oh Canada: The Harper Government’s Broad Assault on Environment
Outsiders have long viewed Canada as a pristine wilderness destination replete with moose, mountains, and Mounties who always got their man.
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Gwynne Dyer
The Oil Sanctions Against Iran
There are cynics among us who would argue that the European Union’s oil sanctions against Iran, which went into full effect on 1 July, are a double triumph for Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin...
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David Suzuki
Renewable Energy, Not Carbon Capture and Storage
What can we do with wastes from our industrial pursuits—from fossil fuel extraction, agriculture, chemical, and pharmaceutical manufacturing? We’ve been spewing lots of it into the air, but that isn’...
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Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Evidence of a US Judicial Vendetta Against WikiLeaks Activists Mounts
I knew when I put down my name as co-producer of a video, released by WikiLeaks , showing United States soldiers shooting civilians in Baghdad from a helicopter that my life would never be the same.
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Matt Taibbi
Why is Nobody (in the US) Freaking Out About the LIBOR Banking Scandal?
The LIBOR manipulation story has exploded into a major scandal overseas. The CEO of Barclays, Bob Diamond, has resigned in disgrace ; his was the first of what will undoubtedly be many major banks to...
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Amy Goodman
Climate Change: ‘This Is Just the Beginning’
Evidence supporting the existence of climate change is pummeling the United States this summer, from the mountain wildfires of Colorado to the recent “derecho” storm that left at least 23 dead and 1...
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Dean Baker
Why Americans Should Work Less – The Way Germans Do
Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, a distinguished British economist, took the lead last week in drafting a sign-on "Manifesto for Economic Common Sense" , condemning the turn toward...
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