Views for 2013-04-12

Friday, April 12, 2013
Peter Hart
North Korea Has Deliverable Nuclear Warhead! Or Maybe Not!
The panicky style of reporting on North Korea doesn't seem to be changing much, if you glance at the front pages of the big papers this morning.
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Phil Radford
Shell’s Plot to Take Away Your First Amendment Rights
Corporations want to work in secret. It’s what they do, and why they have lawyers.
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Owen Jones
Thatcherism Was a National Catastrophe That Still Poisons Us
In the war led by Margaret Thatcher’s governments – against the left, the trade unions, the post-war consensus – her side was crushingly, devastatingly, humiliatingly victorious.
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Daniel Moss
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
Chewing on a mouthful of locally grown lettuce, I wondered if the claims I’d heard about the global food-justice movement were true.
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Greg Kaufmann
Banks Got Nowhere to Run To, Baby
Last year, US Bank held its annual shareholders meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home of its corporate headquarters. The event was dominated by shareholders and proxies who are members of...
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William Greider
Will Voters Forgive Obama for Cutting Social Security? (No. And They Shouldn't.)
President Obama has riled loyal Democrats by tossing Social Security onto the table in his poker game with Republicans. Not to worry. I think I know how this story ends.
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Cecile Richards
States Should Not Curb Health Care for Women
Every woman, no matter what her zip code is, should have access to affordable, quality health care. It seems like a simple enough proposition, but for far too many women, it is far from true — and...
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Glenn Greenwald
Three Key Lessons from the Obama Administration's Drone Lies
For years, senior Obama officials, including the president himself, have been making public claims about their drone program that have just been proven to be categorically false.
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Sandy Tolan
Ground-Breaking Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Accused of Incitement
[NOTE, APRIL 10: SEE ITALICS FOR UPDATE.]
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Fran Quigley
Things Are Difficult: A Post-Earthquake Disaster in Haiti
At first, Yvonne Jolivan does not have an answer to my question.
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Bill McKibben
The Fossil Fuel Resistance
It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts .
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