Views for 2013-01-05

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Alex Main
It’s Official: Iran’s Presence in the Region a Threat to US, According to Congress and Obama
While Congress struggled to approve legislation to avert the much-hyped “ fiscal cliff ”, a bill addressing “Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere” quietly and...
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Josh Stearns
Think Media Consolidation Is Good for Journalism? Think Again
The Federal Communications Commission is pushing a plan to gut its 30-year-old newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban . This proposal would allow one company to own a local paper, two TV stations...
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Frida Berrigan
Remembering Guatemala
In 1995, I was on a bus in Guatemala. It was crowded. Not rush-hour-A-train-in-NYC crowded. No, this was inhaling-the-air-the-person-next-to-you-just-exhaled crowded. Whole-families-to-a-seat crowded...
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Christopher Brauchli
Philosophy and Football
The toe bone’s connected to the foot bone, The foot bone’s connected to the anklebone The anklebone’s connected to the leg bone, Now shake dem skeleton bones! — Children’s song
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Robert Naiman
Save Social Security: Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary
Many American liberals and economic populists are on guard in the wake of the fiscal cliff deal between Congress and the President on taxes and revenue, because what Washington expects to negotiate...
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Michelle Chen
Guns and Drugs: We Can Curb Gun Violence by Ending the War on Drugs
When a hail of bullets extinguished dozens of lives at an elementary school last month, the ugly consequences of the nation’s gun culture shot into the media spotlight. The debate around gun control...
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