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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Mattea Kramer
Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World
We’re at the edge of the cliff of deficit disaster! National security spending is being, or will soon be, slashed to the bone! Obamacare will sink the ship of state! Each of these claims has grabbed...
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Chris Woods
CNN Expert’s Civilian Drone Death Numbers Don’t Add Up
Following recent revelations by the New York Times that all military-aged males in Waziristan are considered fair game by the CIA in its drone strikes, many US journalists have been reassessing how...
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Jeff Biggers
Obama's August Surprise on Mountaintop Removal?
As the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining--including the re-emerging scandal of reckless black lung policies on strip miners--continue to mount despite the shift of coal production to the...
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Robert Greenwald
With Needed Defense Cuts on the Horizon, Industry Forces Rev Up the Propaganda Machine
You know it's a big moment for defenders of the United States' bloated military budget when some of the all-time superstars of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex descend on Capitol Hill to...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Across the Gonad Divide
I’m getting tired of seeing the gender card being played as a veiled excuse for ideological dominance. Conservative critic David Brooks predictably pines for the good ol’ days when boys were boys and...
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Ralph Nader
Growing Doubts About Advertising
Ask yourself when was the last time you saw any of those tiny ads on Google and Facebook and rushed to buy the products or services. For that matter, ask yourself whether any radio or television...
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Dave Lindorff
Former DC Schools Chancellor Rhee Still Scamming and Posing as Education ‘Reformer’
Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, DC’s public schools, has made a career for herself by inflating her resume, dodging responsibility, and trashing teachers. Now, two years after...
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Jack Bernard
Healthcare: Head-in-the-Sand 'Solution' is Killing GOP
We Republicans have ourselves to blame for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Our reaction to the Clinton health reform proposals in the early 1990s was to have conservative think tanks come up...
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Jay Walljasper
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces
It’s a dark and wintry night in Copenhagen, and the streets are bustling. The temperature stands above freezing, but winds blow hard enough to knock down a good share of the bicycles parked all...
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Ray McGovern
FDA & GE: Extra Radiation? Who Cares?
Controversy generated by recent reporting by Eric Lichtblau and Scott Shane of the New York Times about Food and Drug Administration spying on its doctors and scientists focuses on the blatant...
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Mairead Maguire
Ecuador: Grant Political Asylum Now to Julian Assange
As concerned citizens of the world well know, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is currently inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, England, having gone there to ask for political...
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Rose Ann DeMoro
Nurses Union Will Keep Fighting for Medicare for All
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, former insurance company executive Wendell Potter’s appeal to single payer advocates to “bury the hatchet,” recently published in The...
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