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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Bernie Sanders
A Choice For Corporate America: Are You With America Or The Cayman Islands
When the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street drove this country into the deepest recession since the 1930s, the largest financial institutions in the United States took every...
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Matthew Derr
Why Sterling College Divested from Fossil Fuels
Colleges and universities across the United States have an obligation to speak out on the critical environmental and social issues facing our country. The calamitous effects of climate change are...
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Marian Wright Edelman
The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers
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Kari Lydersen
Chicago Middle-School Students Berate Officials: ‘Don’t Close Our Schools!’
“We’re counting on you!” said middle-schooler Marcos Reyes to the row of Chicago Public Schools officials seated in front of a packed auditorium.
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Timothy Karr
Bring Dark Money to Account
Think the election season ended on Nov. 6, 2012? Think again. The shadowy super PACs and front groups that polluted the airwaves with political ads last year are already raising millions from...
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Mychal Denzel Smith
President Obama Should Go to Chicago. And Yemen. And Pakistan. And...
After the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who had, just a week before her tragic death, performed along with her high school band in the president’s inauguration...
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Glenn Greenwald
US Air Force Veteran, Finally Allowed to Fly Into US, Now Banned From Flying Back Home
In early November, I wrote about the infuriating story of Saadiq Long, the 43-year-old African-American Muslim who - despite having never been charged with any crime - was secretly placed on a no-fly...
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Joseph Nevins
Power, Privilege, and Climate Change: A Tale of Two Presidents
As I watched a video of Barack Obama delivering his second inaugural address last month, and listened to his call to “respond to the threat of climate change” lest we “betray our children and future...
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Greg Kaufmann
Revealing the Real TANF
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again : the American people have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program created in 1996.
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