Views for 2012-07-07

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Joe Nocera
Libor's Dirty Laundry
Here in the early stages of the Libor scandal — and, yes, this thing is far from over — there are two big surprises.
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Beth Buczynski
Abandoned Walmart Recycled As Public Library
The news that a city will be getting a new Walmart often evokes a mixture of dread, anger, and apathy from its residents.
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Dana Goldstein
No Child Left Behind Lives On
A New York Times front-page story today by Motoko Rich asks whether No Child Left Behind has been “essentially nullified” by the Obama administration in the face of inaction from a divided Congress.
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Mike Elk
Is Union Busting to Blame for Power Outages in D.C.?
On Thursday, 15,091 Washington, D.C.-area residents were without power for the sixth day in a row, according to utility company Pepco spokesman Marcus Beal. As D.C. residents face record heat waves,...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Healthy, The Wealthy, The Poor
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. — John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address Not all of the states’ reactions to the recent health care decision by...
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Ryan Smith
The Death of Quality Local News: Why I Blew the Whistle on Journatic's Practices
HBO's new late-night series The Newsroom is set in the busy backstage of a CNN-like cable news TV show, but had the creators of the premium cable show really wanted to expose the most shocking behind...
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Robert Reich
The Jobs Doldrums and Obama’s Future
Bad news for the U.S. economy and for Barack Obama. We’re in the jobs doldrums. Unemployment for June is stuck at 8.2 percent, the same as in May. And only 80,000 new jobs were added. Remember, 125,...
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