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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Valerie Strauss
Teacher Boycott of Standardized Test in Seattle Continues to Spread
A boycott of Washington state’s mandated standardized test by teachers at a Seattle school is spreading to other schools and winning support across the country, including from the two largest...
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Ralph Nader
Obama’s Record Belies Inaugural Words
A friend asked me what I was thinking while listening to President Obama’s inaugural address. Here were my reactions: Obama: “They [the Patriots of 1776] gave to us a republic, a government of and by...
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Juan Cole
Egypt: The People Still Want the Fall of the Regime
On the two-year anniversary of the demonstration that kicked off the Egyptian Revolution and the Second Republic, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians came out to demonstrate. They were not so much...
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John Nichols
Three Strategies to Block the Gerrymandering of the Electoral College
As Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus promotes one of the most blatant assaults on democracy in modern times —a scheme to gerrymander the Electoral College so that the loser of the...
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Dave Zweifel
Don’t Buy Lies About Social Security
Let’s be brutally frank today: The claim by some of those Wall Street money changers and politicians like Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan and many of his Republican colleagues that Social Security is...
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César Chelala
Forging an Independent Foreign Policy
On January 23, 2013, The Jerusalem Post reported on a meeting held by Chuck Hagel, President Barak Obama’s defense secretary nominee, in which Hagel stated his strong commitment to preventing Iran...
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Slavoj Žižek
Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's Gift to American Power
Here is how, in a letter to the LA Times , Kathryn Bigelow justified Zero Dark Thirty's depicting of the torture methods used by government agents to catch and kill Osama bin Laden:
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