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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dave Zirin
Why Would Anyone Celebrate the Death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean
Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and the public, quite like the last 24 hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher. While both the press and President Obama were uttering...
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Jay Walljasper
A Walking Revolution: Movement Making Americans Happier & Healthier
THE NEXT BIG HEALTH CARE BREAKTHROUGH! — which could cut rates of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and Alzheimer’s by at least 40 percent and save Americans $100 billion a year — comes from a...
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Robert Naiman
Cut Social Security & Veterans' Benefits? Cut the Pentagon Instead
The boss organizes the workers, union organizers like to say. Say what you want about President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits with the "chained CPI." He did...
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Tom Engelhardt
James Hansen's Climate Future Foretold: Heroism on a Hot Planet
At 72, climate scientist James Hansen is retiring as head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies to work even more actively on climate-change issues.
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Rajagopal P.V.
Three Critical Days in the Struggle for Land Reform in India
The government of India made a remarkable promise on October 11th last year. It was bold and broad, and it has the potential to strike a fundamental blow at the plague of landlessness and poverty...
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Barbara Garson
The 40 Year Recession: The Modern Economy's Long Downward Spiral
If you had to date the Great Recession, you might say it started in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers vaporized over a weekend and a massive mortgage-based Ponzi scheme began to go down. By 2008,...
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Jeff Cohen
The Elephant in the Room: Militarism
I spent years as a political pundit on mainstream TV – at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. I was outnumbered, outshouted, red-baited and finally terminated. Inside mainstream media, I saw that major issues...
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JoAnne Berkenkamp
'Crop Waste': The Price of Perfection
It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day knows that. And that’s no more true than for those misshapen, oddly sized fruits and vegetables that Mother Nature inevitably...
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John Atcheson
Keystone XL's Impact Statement: How Stupid Do They Think We Are?
This just in: building a pipeline to carry the dirtiest oil ever used, creating 17% more greenhouse gasses than conventional oil and hastening the greatest environmental disaster ever faced by...
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