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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Kathleen Schuler
Cadmium, Mercury and Phthalates—Oh My!
Over 5000 children’s products contain toxic chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption and reproductive problems, including the toxic metals, cadmium, mercury and antimony, as well as phthalates...
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Mijin Cha
Big Oil's (Taxpayer Subsidized) Big Profits
Here’s an example of how government subsidies distort market economics: Gas prices are down nearly 35 cents from last year, yet this has had virtually no impact on this year’s first quarter profits...
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Jim Naureckas
Killing Civilians Is a More Popular Than You'd Think–Especially Among Pundits
I came across this polling from Gallup ( 8/2/11 ) while I was looking to debunk the nutty idea that Muslim Americans never criticize terrorism.
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Philip Barnes
Environmental Ignorance Is Economic Bliss
In The Descent of Man , Charles Darwin wrote that “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” This single line succinctly describes a recently conceptualized psychological...
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Michael Shank, Matt Southworth
Authorization for Use of Military Force: A Blank Check for War without End
A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF),...
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Glenn Greenwald
Are All Telephone Calls Recorded and Accessible to the US Government?
The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates...
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Eric Margolis
Bin Laden's Movement Is Thriving
NEW YORK – Two years ago this week, US special forces shot and killed Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man. American TV is filled with chest-thumping and flag-waving about how bin Laden was...
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David Bromwich
America's Words of Peace and Acts of War
Is America at War with Islam? The question began to be asked when the first evidence emerged of the transfer of hundreds of innocent Muslims to Guantanamo and the despotic new order that permitted...
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Stephen Zunes
Syria: US Involvement Could Make Things Even Worse
The worsening violence and repression in Syria has left policymakers scrambling to think of ways our governments could help end the bloodshed and support those seeking to dislodge the Assad regime.
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