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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Matt Taibbi
Goldman Non-Prosecution: AG Eric Holder Has No Balls
I’ve been on deadline in the past week or so, so I haven't had a chance to weigh in on Eric Holder’s predictable decision to not pursue criminal charges against Goldman, Sachs for any of the...
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Josh Eidelson
The Walmart Model for Education
The world’s largest private-sector employer and the country’s most prominent conservative entertainment company have teamed up to sponsor a fundraiser called “Teachers Rock.” Backed by Walmart and...
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Phyllis Bennis
Syrian Uprising Morphs Into Regional and Global Wars
The news from Syria is really bad these days. And bad stuff in Syria doesn’t stay in Syria – though Syrian civilians are paying by far the biggest price.
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Jonathan Rosenblum
VP Role for Paul Ryan Has His Former Parish Priest Worried
The entrance to St. Mary Elementary School in Janesville, Wisconsin has two identical archways with contrasting inscriptions. One entrance says, "For God." The other says, "For Country." That is...
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Bernie Sanders
On 77th Birthday, Social Security Under Attack
We are now in the midst of the fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security in our lifetimes. Hundreds of millions of dollars are now being spent to destroy Social Security and endanger...
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Marc-William Palen
Global Problems for the New Gilded Age
Worried critics decry the similarities between the corruption-laden late 19 th -century American Gilded Age and the crony capitalism of today.
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George Monbiot
Must the Poor Go Hungry Just So the Rich Can Drive?
I don't blame Mo Farah, Pele and Haile Gebrselassie , who lined up, all hugs and smiles, outside Downing Street for a photocall at the prime minister's hunger summit. Perhaps they were unaware of the...
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Hillary Lehr
Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies
How much is democracy worth to you?
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Phil Rockstroh
Beaten Down, Isolated, Angry, and Distracted
A couple of decades ago, upon returning to Atlanta, Georgia, after spending a year abroad, I would frequent an independent bookshop that contained a small coffee shop/cafe, where I would sip tea,...
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John Atcheson
A Book Every Progressive Should Read
Want to know why progressives keep losing elections even though the majority of Americans support progressive positions ?
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