Views for 2012-09-06

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Frances Moore Lappé
Stanford Scientists Shockingly Reckless on Health Risk And Organics
I first heard about a new Stanford "study" downplaying the value of organics when this blog headline cried out from my inbox: "Expensive organic food isn't healthier and no safer than produce grown...
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Steve Rendall
Politicians in Tampa, Charlotte Massaged by Media—Literally
When it comes to journalists socializing and otherwise cozying up to the powerful, there's not a lot new under the sun. More than 20 years ago, then-FAIR associates Martin Lee and Norman Solomon...
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Laura Bonham
Corporate Power on Full Display at Dem and GOP Conventions
In the past week, we have been witness to the spectacle of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, events where both parties leave no stone unturned in their attempts to gain the...
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Mijin Cha
Fracking Water Hogs
As summer comes to an end, much of the country is still suffering from drought conditions.
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Laura Flanders
Moms Discriminated Against at the DNC?
While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a California branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman...
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Stephen Zunes
Democratic Leaders Undermine Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Their Own Procedures
In a stunning violation of its own rules, the wishes of the majority of delegates at its national convention, and positions taken by the United Nations and virtually every country in the world, the...
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Jay Stanley
Apple, Drone Strikes, and the Limits of Censorship
Wired reported last week that the Apple App Store has rejected an app that compiles news reports in order to map overseas U.S.
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John Feffer
The Dumbing Down of American Foreign Policy
Barack Obama is a smart guy. So why has he spent the last four years executing such a dumb foreign policy? True, his reliance on “smart power” -- a euphemism for giving the Pentagon a stake in all...
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Harvey Wasserman, Bob Fitrakis
Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election?
The Republican Party could steal the 2012 US Presidential election with relative ease. Six basic factors make this year's theft a possibility: 1. The power of corporate money, now vastly enhanced by...
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Tom Hayden
Saving Obama, Saving Ourselves
The threat of a Romney-Ryan regime should be enough to convince a narrow American majority to vote for Barack Obama, including the disappointed rank-and-file of social movements. A widening of...
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Amy Goodman
No Papers, No Fear at the Democratic Convention
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—As the Democratic National Convention was gaveled into session Tuesday, outside in the rain, in the paramilitarized heart of Charlotte, democracy in its finest form found expression...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obama Campaign Brags About Its Whistleblower Persecutions
For several decades, protection of whistleblowers has been a core political value for Democrats , at least for progressives. Daniel Ellsberg has long been viewed by liberals as an American hero for...
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Bernie Sanders
Romney's Wrong Economic Answers
Given Mitt Romney's business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead in the polls...
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John Nichols
Bill Clinton Forms Barack Obama's More Perfect Union
Charlotte —The last Democratic president of the United States took a rock star turn at his party’s national convention Wednesday night, leveraging his outsized reputation as a master of governing--...
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