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Friday, September 14, 2012
Robert Parry
Romney’s Jaw-Dropping Incoherence
For all his supposed business competence, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running a campaign of jaw-dropping incoherence, mixing some of the most dishonest rants from right-wing talk...
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Carl Gibson
Standardized Tests for All Elected Officials
Rahm Emanuel wants to cheapen education to make it conform to a standardized testing model. So how about we come up with standardized testing models to see how our do-nothing politicians measure up?
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Susan Feiner
Living Up to 'The New Deal': Half the Nation Is Still Waiting
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his fourth and final State of the Union Address in 1944 . Because the defeat of fascism in Europe was in sight, FDR could frame a peacetime vision for the...
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Vandana Shiva
The Global Food System Casino
Food is our nourishment. It is the source of life. Growing food, processing, transforming and distributing it involves 70 per cent of humanity. Eating food involves all of us. Yet, it is not the...
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John Vidal
Is There Even Less Arctic Sea Ice Than the Satellites Show?
Where is the ice? We are now at 83.20N which is very close to the north pole yet still there is no continuous ice cover ( head here for more on my journey through the Arctic ).
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Diane Ravitch
Two Visions for Chicago’s Schools
According to most news reports, the teachers in Chicago are striking because they are lazy and greedy. Or they are striking because of a personality clash between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union...
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Subhankar Banerjee
Revisiting An Arctic Tale of Ice and Shell
Last week as Shell was getting ready to poke the first hole in the Chukchi Sea floor in Arctic Alaska to begin exploratory drilling, I was getting ready to give two talks in Alaska—the concluding...
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Karen Lewis
‘Students Suffer in Low-Performing Charter Schools’
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is so cash-strapped that it plans to close and consolidate under-utilized schools, with rumors that it could be upwards of 120 schools this coming year. Many people...
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Glenn Greenwald
Vanity Fair Gives Quote Approval Power to White House for Obama Profile
Vanity Fair just published a lengthy profile of Barack Obama by Michael Lewis, a profile he was able to write by "hanging around Barack Obama for six months, in the White House, aboard Air Force One...
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Kari Lydersen
Students Rally Behind Their Teachers in Chicago
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metro High School is located in a hardscrabble neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. A coal-burning power plant lies just to the north and various factories and warehouses...
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