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Friday, December 28, 2012
Yifat Susskind
3 Steps to Build Resilience Through Your Giving
You are a person who cares. You see injustice and people suffering, all over the world, and you know it’s not right. You go looking for some way to fix it, but you know you can’t do it alone. So you...
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Matthew Rothschild
Why the “Fiscal Cliff” Bores the Snot Out of Me
Enough already! I can’t take it anymore. I can barely write the words “fiscal cliff” without dosing off. And I’m not alone here. Utter the term to insomniacs and out they’ll go.
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Ralph Nader
17 Solutions for a Better America in the New Year
It’s easier than you think. That’s the way I start discussions and interviews about my new book titled, “ Seventeen Solutions. ” The “solutions” were selected for their long-overdue practicality,...
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Alex Kane
Since When is the Left Embracing Chuck Hagel, a Nationalist, Establishment Figure?
The neoconservative smear campaign against former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel has caused a crop of liberals and progressives to jump to his defense. But others further on the left have questioned...
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Ray McGovern
The Larger Question of Chuck Hagel
The Israel Lobby is hell bent on sabotaging President Barack Obama’s tentative plan to appoint former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. And – with Obama now dithering about this selection –...
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Liz Ševčenko
Guantánamo Bay's Other Anniversary: 110 Years of a Legal Black Hole
As the fourth anniversary of Obama's pledge to close Guantánamo approaches, the pressure is on: it's been far too long, and the moment is now . But why is Guantánamo so hard to close?
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Krystalline Kraus
'Idle No More' Actions Taking Place Across Canada
There is a rich history of resistance against colonialism in North America-Turtle Island. In Canada alone, there are stories of victories from Batchewana Bay First Nation to the Oka uprising to the...
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Samuel Metz
Why Claiming US Has 'Best Health System' Is a Sick Joke
Is the American health care system "the best in the world"? If so, perhaps Oregon is spinning its wheels trying to fix a health care system some U.S. congressmen say isn't broken. Let's hear what...
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Juan Cole
Schwarzkopf and US Hegemony in the Middle East
Gen. Norman H. Schwarzkopf is dead at 78 . He died of pneumonia.
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Paul Krugman
Starbucks' CEO and a Double Shot of Misunderstanding
One of the enduring fantasies of the pundit class – most dramatically demonstrated by the ludicrous Politico piece on What Insiders Know – is that all we need to fix our economic problems is to get...
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Robert Reich
Cliff Hanger: Why Republicans Don’t Care What the Nation Thinks
Are House Republicans – now summoned back to Washington by Speaker John Boehner — about to succumb to public pressure and save the nation from the fiscal cliff? Don’t bet on it.
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Glenn Greenwald
GOP and Feinstein Join to Fulfill Obama's Demand for Renewed Warrantless Eavesdropping
To this day, many people identify mid-2008 as the time they realized what type of politician Barack Obama actually is. Six months before, when seeking the Democratic nomination, then-Sen.
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