Views for 2012-09-08

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Bill McKibben
A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal
Just as the baseball season now stretches nearly into November, and the National Football League keeps adding games, so the summer season is in danger of extending on both ends, a kind of...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
We Eat by the Grace of Nature, Not by the Grace of Monsanto
“Organic, schmorganic,” fumes New York Times columnist Roger Cohen sarcastically in an article entitled “The Organic Fable.” He bases his sweeping dismissal of the organic foods movement on a new...
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Economic Policy Beyond Gimmicks
It's hard to imagine a less satisfactory jobs report at this stage of President Obama's term. The economy is dead in the water. Obama has no plan but to wait for the upturn. Mitt Romney's plan to cut...
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Greg Kaufmann
‘Beating the Drum About Poverty’ (and Obama’s Nomination Speech)
In a recent column, Bill Moyers and Michael Winship wrote , “When it comes to our ‘out of sight, out of mind’ population of the poor, you have to think we can help reduce their number, ease the...
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Bruce Friedrich
National Pork Producers Council: Anti-Science & Anti-Animal
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) summed up its anti-scientific and anti-animal views when, in attempting to defend the industry’s confinement of mother pigs in cages so small the animals...
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Ray McGovern
Obama Ruling Shields Torturers
When Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu said last week that the ex-leaders of the U.S. and U.K.
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