Views for 2012-12-07

Friday, December 7, 2012
Peter Rugh
Low-Wage Workers Rising Up in New York City
The line typically forms at the door of this Wendy’s in Downtown Brooklyn during lunch hour. Not today.
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Amitabh Pal
Senate Rejection of Disabilities Treaty Shows GOP Descent Into Irrationality
The Republican Party is fast losing touch with reality.
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John Nichols
GOP, Koch Brothers Sneak Attack Guts Labor Rights in Michigan
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La Via Campesina
A Call to Reject False Capitalist Solutions to Climate Crisis
As the climate negotiations come to a close, the industrialized countries insist on inaction for the next decade, finding even more ways to escape their historical responsibility, create more carbon...
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Paul Krugman
An Invented Crisis Threatens the Forgotten Millions
Let’s get one thing straight: America is not facing a fiscal crisis. It is, however, still very much experiencing a job crisis. It’s easy to get confused about the fiscal thing, since everyone’s...
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Robert Reich
Today’s Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit Reduction
Today’s jobs report shows an economy that’s still moving in the right direction but way too slowly, which is why Washington’s continuing obsession with the federal budget deficit is insane. Jobs and...
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Randall Amster
Cliffs Notes: On the Edge and Over a Barrel
Hopefully you’re enjoying the onset of the holiday season, especially the latest prefabricated crisis coming out of Washington for your yuletide amusement. It seems that we can never underestimate...
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Greg Kaufmann
Older, Eager, and Unemployed: When Even Santa Can’t Get a Job
In May 2012, Richard Crowe was laid off when the steel mill where he had worked for thirty-four years was shut down. He’d worked there since graduating from high school. New ownership filed for...
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Vandana Shiva
Corporate Push for GMO Food Puts Independent Science in Jeopardy
Science is considered science when it is independent, when it has integrity and when it speaks the truth about its search. It was the integrity, independence and sovereignty of science that drew me...
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Ralph Nader
Having 'Skin in the Game'
Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s new tour de force book Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder is a frame-of-reference altering work that a Wall Street Journal reviewer confessed he would have to read “...
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Robert Scheer
A Sign That Obama Will Repeat Economic Mistakes
Please don’t tell me that these reports in the business press touting Sallie Krawcheck as a front-runner for chairman of the SEC or even a possible candidate to be the next Treasury secretary are...
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Peter Hart
Corporate Media Gives Up on Factchecking
In October, the inevitable was announced: Struggling Newsweek magazine would be finished as a print publication as of the end of the year. But the last mass newsweekly left, Time , also made an...
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Rania Khalek
Propaganda Deja Vu? Media Uncritically Echoes Unnamed US Officials on Syria’s Chemical Weapons
“All governments lie.” — I.F. Stone
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Robert Weissman
Presidential Inauguration by Bank of America
The 2013 Presidential Inauguration, brought to you by Bank of America. No, we're not going to see that banner next month, when President Obama takes the oath of the office.
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Tom Gallagher
For Whom Do You Lobby, Madame Secretary?
On the same day that we learned Michael Bloomberg would like Hillary Clinton to succeed him as New York City mayor, the Secretary of State was making modest headlines on her own: “ Clinton lobbies...
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