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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Walden Bello
As 2012 Ends, a Turning Point on Women's Rights
Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international of international concern over the last few weeks.
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Bill Bigelow
Rethinkin' Lincoln on the 150th Birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation
Here's a history quiz to use with people you run into today: Ask them who ended slavery.
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John Nichols
A Year to Begin the World Over Again
America was called into being not with mere cannon fire or musket shots but with ideas, with words that inspired yeomen farmers and small shopkeepers to throw off the physical and mental yoke of...
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Priyamvada Gopal
The Emancipation Proclamation and the Politics of Self-Liberation
On a cold bright New Year's Day 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln finally signed the document which underlies his controversial reputation as "the Great Emancipator".
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Sacramento Bee Editorial
America as 'A Dangerously Obese Man' and Why Obama Should Reject the Keystone Oil Pipeline
A dangerously obese man, serious about his New Year's resolution to lose weight, would not begin the year by buying $7 billion worth of fat-producing candy.
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Cat Johnson
9 Ways to Kick Off a Shareable 2013
With 2013 upon us, New Year’s resolutions are being scribbled down by the dozens. Maybe your resolutions include a commitment to healthier eating or more family time, kicking a bad habit or...
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Charles P. Pierce
Should Auld Civil Liberties Be Forgot?
Of course, while everyone in Washington, and the courtier press that serves them, were endlessly droning on and on about the Gentle Fiscal Incline, the Bill Of Rights closed out 2012 by having one of...
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Paul Krugman
Perspective on the Deal
To make sense of what just happened, we need to ask what is really at stake, and how much difference the budget deal makes in the larger picture. So, what are the two sides really fighting about?...
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Tina Gerhardt
Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in Promised Land
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Ralph Nader
Compare the 1912 Elections with the 2012 Elections
Before the electoral year of 2012 slinks into history, it is worth a comparative glance back to the electoral year of 1912 to give us some jolting perspective on how degraded our contemporary...
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John Atcheson
Reality's Revenge: Will 2013 Be the Year Climate Change Deniers Get Hoisted on Their Own Petard?
In 2007, then Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chairman, Rejendra Pachauri said: “If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine...
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George Monbiot
2012: The Year We Did Our Best to Abandon the Natural World
It was the year of living dangerously. In 2012 governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority over an immediate concern...
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