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Monday, September 10, 2012
Julie Hollar
Missing Latino Voices: Excluded from the Newsroom, Absent from the Conversation
Since 1990, the Latino population in the United States has more than doubled to 16 percent, but English-language U.S. news media outlets are simply not keeping up. While people of color and women...
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Allison Kilkenny
S17: Occupy Wall Street Plans Anniversary Protest of Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street, one of the largest grassroots mass movements in U.S. history, celebrates its one year anniversary next week on September 17, and the group has planned not only a day of protest...
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Chris Hedges
Growth Is the Problem
The ceaseless expansion of economic exploitation, the engine of global capitalism, has come to an end. The futile and myopic effort to resurrect this expansion—a fallacy embraced by most economists—...
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Robert Scheer
Bill Clinton: The Great Deregulator
Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the wild applause for his disingenuous speech at the Democratic National...
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Miriam Pemberton, Gabriel Rossman
A Glimmer of Military Budget Sanity
Here's a milestone of sorts. In July, for the first time since 1998, the House of Representatives voted to maintain the current military budget rather than increase Pentagon spending.
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Jeremiah Goulka
Confessions of a Former Republican: On Joining the Reality-Based Community
I used to be a serious Republican, moderate and business-oriented, who planned for a public-service career in Republican politics. But I am a Republican no longer.
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Robert Reich
The Biggest Economic Challenge of Obama’s Second Term
The question at the core of America’s upcoming election isn’t merely whose story most voting Americans believe to be true – Mitt Romney’s claim that the economy is in a stall and Obama’s policies...
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James Gustave Speth
America the Possible: Breaking the Chains of Consumerism
The following is an excerpt from the recently published America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012) .
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Paul Buchheit
Interference, Encroachment, & Taunting: A Gridiron Guide to the Republican Mind
The start of the football season returned me to the autumn of 2007, when my son and I went to our one and only Bears game. The excitement of sitting in the brilliant October sun with the scent of...
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Karen Lewis
Why We're Striking in Chicago
Teachers, paraprofessionals and school clinicians in Chicago have been without a labor agreement since June of this year. Following the inability of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago...
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