Views for 2013-04-30

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Frances Moore Lappé
After Boston, Eyes-Wide Open Hope?
How do we know the difference between head-in-the-sand hope and eyes-wide-open hope? One is a killer; the other, a life-giver. First, it helps to ask, what is hope?
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William Greider
The Bangladeshi Blood on America's Hands
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Dean Baker
Political Corruption and the “Free Trade” Racket
In polite circles in the United States’ support for free trade is a bit like proper bathing habits. It is taken for granted. Only the hopelessly crude and unwashed would not support free trade.
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Jonathan Herman
How to End Over-Testing in Schools: Kids Should Answer Only Half the Questions
Were you heartened to read Maureen Downey’s article about the rise of national movements to reverse the overuse (and misuse) of standardized testing in the public schools?
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Dave Zirin
Jason Collins: The Substance of Change
Hearing the news made me feel like I’d accidentally walked into a wind tunnel. For as long as I had written about this issue and as many times as I had said in recent years that “this will happen in...
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Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Darryl Reed
Tragedy in Bangladesh: Time for a Different Response?
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Eduardo Galeano
The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books). ] Memory on Legs (January 3)
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Mary Bottari
End Too Big to Fail: New Bipartisan Bill Aims to Prevent Future Bailouts, Downsize Dangerous Banks
Last week, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the first bipartisan legislation aimed directly at putting an end to "too big to fail" financial institutions and...
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George Zornick
House GOP Plans Even Deeper Food Stamp Cuts
Lost in the shuffle of last year’s big fiscal cliff deal was the deal that didn’t happen on a new farm bill.
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César Chelala
Distorted Priorities: Military Spending vs. People's Health
The latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that, considering some data uncertainties, the world military spending in 2012 dropped slightly (0.5 percent)...
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Glenn Greenwald
Report: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Repeated Requests for a Lawyer Were Ignored
The initial debate over the treatment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev focused on whether he should be advised of his Miranda rights or whether the "public safety exception" justified delaying it.
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