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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Joe Romm
The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible
The CMO (Chief Misinformation Officer) of the climate ignorati, Joe Nocera, has a new piece, “ A Real Carbon Solution .” The biggest of its many errors comes in this line:
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Dean Baker
Capitalism, Steven Pearlstein, and Morality
The Washington Post had a major column by Steve Pearlstein on the front page of its Outlook section headlined, "Is Capitalism Moral?" The piece notes the sharp upward redistribution of income over...
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Yotam Marom
On Kimani Gray, and on Not Walking Away
On Saturday, March 9, New York City police officers shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. After those seven bullets hit him, he lay on the ground and cried out, “Please...
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Lawrence Davidson
Bureaucracy v. Bradley Manning
The institutions of modern society — including governments, large economic structures and military forces – are organized in bureaucratic fashion, that is, a form of organization that operates by...
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Paul Brown
Oh no! It’s Climategate Three
In 2009, shortly before the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, hackers published a haul of climate scientists’ emails. That was Climategate One. Two years on came another batch, and a few days ago a...
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Cynthia Tucker
Folly of Iraq Invasion Needs More Public Scrutiny
Ten years ago, on March 20, 2003, the administration of George W. Bush launched its disastrous invasion of Iraq. It's a war most Americans -- including many Republicans who enthusiastically supported...
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Wenonah Hauter
We Need a True Green Visionary to Lead the Department of Energy
It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to know that the process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") threatens our communities and their most essential resources, so why has President Obama appointed Dr...
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Christopher Brauchli
Who Owns the Drones?
Frogs in the marsh mud drone their old laments. — Pueblo Vergilius Mara, Georgics It is wonderful how a new weapon can rejuvenate a word that has long been something of a dullard. The reinvigorated...
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