Views for 2013-06-26

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Michelle Chen
For Disgruntled Young Workers, Lawsuits May Spark Intern Insurrection
You'd have to be pretty desperate to offer to work for free, right? Or you could be just an enthusiastic young student who believes that toiling for little more than free coffee and a line on your...
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Dave Johnson
The IRS “Scandal” Was A Set-Up
I have been writing about the so-called IRS “scandal.” It turns out the whole thing was a set-up from the start. Republicans told the Inspector General to make it look like only conservative groups...
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Julian Bond
The Modern Movement for Civil Rights
The racial picture in America has improved remarkably in my lifetime, so much so that a black man has been elected and re-elected President of the United States — an unthinkable development just a...
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Margaret Kimberley
The World Says Yes to Snowden, No to Obama
No one likes a bully and no one likes a liar. The United States government is surely both because other nations have no problem openly treating it with the disdain it deserves. The saga of Edward...
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Michelangelo Signorile
The Death of DOMA and the Transformation of America on Gay Marriage
It's amazing to witness the most powerful court in the land strike down a law that made you a second-class citizen. I found myself getting emotional this morning, something I didn't expect but which...
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Jason Farago
The Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Rulings Were Historic, but Not Enough
On 26 June 2003 – exactly 10 years ago – the supreme court transformed the lives of gay Americans with a landmark ruling, Lawrence v Texas , that struck down the country's remaining sodomy laws. It...
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Sadhbh Walshe
It Hardly Feels Like 'Ultimate Justice' as Texas is Set to Execute 500th Prisoner
On Tuesday evening, the Texas court of criminal appeals denied Kimberly McCarthy's motion to stay her execution paving the way for the African American woman to become the 500th person the state puts...
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Josh Fox
Fracked Gas Isn’t a Bridge Fuel—It’s a Gangplank
It’s amazing to watch the bully pulpit, with all the power of this president’s ability to command words, focus on the greatest crisis of our generation. I applaud the President for tackling climate...
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Gary Younge
On the Voting Rights Act, the Color-Blind Have Been Led by the Blind
One of the greatest cheers at an otherwise lacklustre Republican convention in Tampa last year was for Condoleeza Rice, who gave a glowing autobiographical account of her achievements in the third...
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Conn Hallinan
Syria and the Monarchs: A Perfect Storm
The Obama administration’s decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement. It will almost certainly accelerate the chaos...
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Phil Radford
President Unveils 'Obama Climate Pollution Test' for Future Energy Projects
On Tuesday, in his speech at Georgetown University, President Obama challenged us to answer the essential question for every future energy policy decision we face – what will the net climate impact...
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Rethinking Schools Editorial
Corporate Education 'From Above' and the Trouble with Common Core
It isn't easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every...
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Aura Bogado
Supreme Court Strikes a Hard Blow to Tribal Sovereignty in Adoption Case
In a 5 to 4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) does not block termination of a Native father’s parental rights. The court appears to have ruled as...
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Jeff Cohen
Snowden Coverage: If US Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism.
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Nafeez Ahmed
Obama's Fracked-Up Climate Strategy Will Guarantee Global Warming Disaster
President Obama's much-anticipated speech at Georgetown University unveiling America's new climate change strategy offers welcome re-affirmation of the US government's recognition of global warming...
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