Views for 2012-08-07

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Peter Hart
Presidential Campaign as Olympics: Chuck Todd's Tired Routine
Coverage of national political campaigns is generally pretty bad–a parade of polls, horesrace analysis and fundraising tallies, with pundits doing their best at pretending they're campaign stra...
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Peter Dreier
Let's Honor the Music and Spirit of Pete Seeger with the Nobel Peace Prize
At 93, Pete Seeger can still get people singing. On Monday, he had Stephen Colbert's studio audience singing "Quite Early Morning," a song he wrote in 1969, in the midst of the Vietnam War, to...
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Michele Simon
Fighting GMO Labeling in California is Food Lobby’s 'Highest Priority'
In case you had any doubt that California’s Prop 37 —which would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—is a significant threat to industry, a top food lobby has...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Hospital Corporation of America Allegedly Profited From Questionable Cardiac Procedures
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) – the world’s largest operator of private clinics and hospitals – has come under the spotlight for performing unnecessary cardiac pro cedures, notably in Florida.
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Rinku Sen
Not Senseless, Not Random: The Deadly Mix of Race, Guns & Madness
It could be terrorism, but we don’t yet know. It could be someone who has a beef with Sikhs. It’s too early to talk about gun control. These statements ran in a continuous loop through my head on...
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Michael T. Klare
The Coming Hunger Wars: Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest
The Great Drought of 2012 has yet to come to an end, but we already know that its consequences will be severe. With more than one-half of America’s counties designated as drought disaster areas, the...
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Inge Fryklund
On Drugs and Democracy
The UN Office of Drug Control (UNODC) has thoroughly documented the violence, crime, and corruption linked with the worldwide heroin and opium trade. The U.S. news media report every day on the...
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Sarah Knopp, Jeff Bale
The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam
Back-to-school" sales seem to start earlier every year. These days, more than binders and backpacks are on offer. Now, public schools themselves are for sale. In July, Muskegon Heights, Michigan...
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George Monbiot
The Great Impostors: In the Name of Saving Natural World, Governments Are Privatizing It
'The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying 'This is mine', and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.
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