Views for 2013-06-27

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Matt Taibbi
Hey, MSM: All Journalism is Advocacy Journalism
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Abdi Ismail Samatar
Obama's Africa Rhetoric: Beware!
PRETORIA, South Africa - Five years ago, Africans were thrilled about Obama's election to the American presidency. The premise of the jubilation was the reasonable expectation that the new...
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Ralph Nader
On Minimum Wage, Mr. President, It’s Your Sole Decision
Dear President Obama, June 25th marked the 75 th anniversary of the federal minimum wage law in the United States, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
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Michelle Chen
The Supervisor From Hell Gets a Pass From SCOTUS
The petty tyranny of middle management is practically a modern workplace institution. We've all experienced—or heard stories of—the despised supervisor who makes every workday miserable with verbal...
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Todd Gitlin
The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs
Only Martians, by now, are unaware of the phone and online data scooped up by the National Security Agency (though if it turns out that they are aware, the NSA has surely picked up their signals and...
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Sonal Mehta
The War On Drugs Kills: Support, Don't Punish
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Susanne Wong, Peter Bosshard
A Sustainable Energy Future is Within Our Grasp
The staggering growth in renewable energy has the potential to fundamentally change the way we generate and use power.
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Ira Chernus
On DOMA, Right-wing Justices Got It Right--and Wrong
(This column is dedicated to my son, Angel, and his spouse, Thomas, who had to leave their home state and go to another state simply to exercise the legal right of enshrining their love in the bonds...
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Chris Williams
Mass Protest, Not A Speech, Is Needed To Address Climate Change
Before we get teary eyed with joy or scoff with derision, we should take a closer look at President Obama’s June 25 speech on climate change, and set it within the context of his five years in power...
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Subhankar Banerjee
Edward Snowden Isn't on the Run... We Are
First came the “shock and awe”: the revelations of massive spying by the US and British governments—on the people of the world. Then came the enlightened debate: Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor...
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Amy Goodman
The Supreme Court Makes History: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
The U.S. Supreme Court announced three historic 5-4 decisions this week. In the first, a core component of the Voting Rights Act was gutted, enabling Southern states to enact regressive voting laws...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Personal Side of Taking on the NSA: Emerging Smears
When I made the choice to report aggressively on top-secret NSA programs, I knew that I would inevitably be the target of all sorts of personal attacks and smears. You don't challenge the most...
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Laura Carlsen
Brazilians' Demands: From Lower Bus Fares to a Fair Society
With a million people demonstrating in the streets of cities throughout Brazil, everyone’s scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.
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