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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ralph Nader
Condemning the U.S. Postal Service’s Move to End Saturday Delivery
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today continued its tradition, under the leadership of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, of shooting itself in the foot. The only question that remains is: When will...
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John Nichols
Postal Cuts Are Austerity on Steroids
The austerity agenda that would cut services for working Americans in order to maintain tax breaks for the wealthy—and promote the privatization of public services—has many faces.
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Lyndi Borne
SodaStream: Set the Bubbles Free? First, Set Palestinians Free
Among many of the usual suspects airing ads during the Super Bowl, one small company shook up some conversation with an ad that was banned by CBS. The company, SodaStream, acts like it's doing the...
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Jim Hightower
High Time for Hemp
Four years ago, Michelle Obama picked up a shovel and made a powerful symbolic statement about America's food and farm future: She turned a patch of White House lawn into a working organic garden.
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Dean Baker
Corporate America: Saving the Twinkie but Not the Workers
No, I am not kidding. Steven Davidoff has a DealBook column touting the fact that Hostess Twinkies are likely to survive as a product, even though the company that makes them has gone bankrupt. The...
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Robert Reich
The Real Debate Over American Citizenship
Sometimes we have a national conversation without realizing it. We talk about different aspects of the same larger issue without connecting the dots. That’s what’s happening now with regard to the...
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Peter Hart
Where Are They Now? The Reporters Who Got Iraq So Wrong
Ten years ago yesterday, Colin Powell made the Bush administration's case for going to war against Iraq. Much of what he said about Iraq's threats to the United States was false.
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Marcy Wheeler
The White Paper: This Isn’t the Memo You’re Looking For
As important as it is to see the white paper DOJ gave Congress to explain its purported legal rationale, it is just as important to make clear what this white paper is not.
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Allison Kilkenny
Occupiers Arrive in Court Over a Year After Their Boston Encampment Was Raided
A common cause for grievance among some older activists of the sixties variety is that “the kids these days” don’t protest. They’re too apathetic and jaded. They’re too isolated and detached from...
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William Greider
Why Don't White-Collar Criminals Get Equal Time?
The Obama administration collected some crowd-pleasing headlines with its announcement that the Justice Department is suing Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency that notoriously fueled the...
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