Views for 2013-05-13

Monday, May 13, 2013
Raffi Cavoukian
Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before it Re-Forms Us
The following is the preface to Raffi's upcoming book, Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us , to be published in June (Homeland Press, 2013).
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John Nichols
Congressmen Seek Constitutional Guarantee of the Right to Vote
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a point of emphasizing during the Bush v.
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Philip Weiss
Boston Globe’s Groundbreaking salute to BDS Will Bring ‘Fierce Criticism,’ US Campaign says
We're seeing more and more establishment institutions taking pro-Palestinian positions and then getting heat. In recent days the Newseum has folded , and so has the Church of Scotland .
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Matt Bruenig
Is a Universal Basic Income Really Utopian?
Mike Konczal had a wonderful piece at Wonkblog over the weekend in which he discusses the sadly-neglected policy idea known as the universal basic income (UBI). Under a UBI policy, every single...
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John Aravosis
When 3 Gunmen Shoot 19 at a Mother’s Day Parade, It’s Not “Terrorism”
No terrorism please, we’re gunmen. A bizarre story out of New Orleans, where two or three gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade, injuring 19 people, including two children. Sure sounds awfully...
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Jenny Brown, Stephanie Seguin
We Won't Stop Until the Morning After Pill Is Available to All, Regardless of Age
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Richard Schiffman
Grassroots Campaigns Can Stop Fracking One Town at a Time
Readers of the New York Daily News were treated to a little unsolicited advice from Ed Rendell recently.
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Lauren Carasik
As the UN Evades Responsibility for the Cholera Epidemic, Haitians Continue to Suffer
Advocates for over 5,000 victims of cholera in Haiti put the UN on notice that they intend to file suit in a national court if the UN continues its refusal to provide compensation for its negligence...
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Paul Buchheit
Atlas Shrugged Off Taxes
Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" fantasizes a world in which anti-government citizens reject taxes and regulations, and "stop the motor" by withdrawing themselves from the system of production. In a...
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Chris Hedges
Murder Is Our National Sport
Murder is our national sport. We murder tens of thousands with our industrial killing machines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We murder thousands more from the skies over Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with...
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Nick Turse
Nuclear Terror in the Middle East
In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned. Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed. They’ll just stand there.
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