Views for 2012-12-20

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ralph Nader
Newtown’s Moral Authority for Action
Po Murray, a mother of four children in Newtown, Connecticut, the location of the shooting rampage that took the lives of 20 youngsters and six adults, met with about forty of her townspeople in the...
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Mary Bottari
To Turn the Tide Against the NRA, Leadership Needed at the Top
You know you are not going to be seeing the brightest bulbs on TV defending America's loose gun laws the weekend after the mass slaughter of children. Even the NRA had gone dark, taking down its...
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Jim Hightower
Welcome to 'Michiganistan'
Michigan is no longer a state. It is now “Michiganistan,” an autocratic czardom in the hands of Emperor Rick Snyder. Formerly the Republican governor, Snyder has been enthroned by the GOP’s lame-duck...
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Mary Grant
Water Is Invaluable
A range of private players in the water arena, including water service companies like American Water, are part of a relatively new corporate effort to coordinate public outreach about the “Value of...
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Angi Becker Stevens
In Search of Solidarity: Vastly Different Responses to Michigan's "Right to Work" and Attacks on Right to Choose
This past Tuesday, I was among the more than 10,000 men and women who descended on Michigan's state Capitol to protest the signing of "Right to Work" legislation that will likely have disastrous...
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Stephen Leahy
At the Edge of the Carbon Cliff
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The most important number in history is now the annual measure of carbon emissions. That number reveals humanity’s steady billion-tonne by billion-tonne march to the edge of the...
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Sadhbh Walshe
Breaking the Hold of Corporate Welfare on America's Incarceration Industry
The US department of justice released a report this week (pdf) showing that 26 states have recorded decreases in their prison populations during 2011. California boasted the biggest decline of over...
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Joe Brewer
What If All the World’s Debt Just Went Away
Just for fun, imagine if all debt were wiped away when the Mayan Calendar ends this Friday…
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Danielle Nierenberg
13 Resolutions to Change the Food System in 2013
As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diets and health. We think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, and eaters need new, bigger...
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David Morris
Should Tax Payers Subsidize Charitable Contributions?
Robert J. Shiller, Professor of Economics and Finance at Yale recently weighed in with his perspective on subsidizing charity with a New York Times column whose title clearly conveys his message: “...
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