Views for 2012-11-26

Monday, November 26, 2012
Gwynne Dyer
Morsi Goes Too Far
"There is no middle ground, no dialogue before (Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi) rescinds this declaration,” said pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei. “There is...
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Jeff Biggers
With Historic Desegregation Plan, Will Tucson Reinstate Mexican American Studies?
Overshadowed by the ballot fallout in the recent elections in Arizona, a long-awaited and historic federal desegregation proposal was released earlier this month that could reinstate the Tucson...
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Amanda Marcotte
Sorry, John McCain, But Anti-Choicers Are Judged on Actions, Not Words
This video of John McCain on Fox News Sunday morning is getting a lot of traction, because it seems like he’s telling Republicans to back off their opposition to abortion rights.
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Paul Buchheit
Private, Public, Union, or Management: Who Takes All the Money?
It's not public workers.. Start with local government, whose 14 million employees make up almost two-thirds of the public payroll, according to Census Department data . They make up 11% of the total...
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Brendan Fischer
Same Day Voter Registration a "Problem" Scott Walker Intends to Fix
As the final votes are tallied, it is becoming clear that Barack Obama won reelection November 6, 2012 with a higher popular vote than Ronald Reagan enjoyed in 1980, thanks in part to near-record...
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David Carr
Using War as Cover to Target Journalists
The setting at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday represented the height of refinement, but Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, reminded the black-tie crowd at the annual dinner for...
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Shefali Sharma
What’s at Stake for Agriculture in COP 18?
The biggest threat for agriculture at the 18th Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC is the certain likelihood (oxymoron intended) of “non-decisions” for setting ambitious emissions reduction...
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Sarah van Gelder
To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
I live among Chief Seattle’s people, and one of the things I’ve learned from this experience is humility.
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John Vidal
Time Is Running Out: The Doha Climate Talks Must Put an End to Excuses
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Chris Hedges
Stand Still For the Apocalypse
Humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of...
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Oded Na'aman
“It’s Mostly Punishment…”
“There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,” President Barack Obama said at a press conference last week. He drew on this general...
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