Views for 2013-06-29

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Michael Winship
Guns Lost, Stolen or Strayed
Back in January, a month after the Newtown school slayings and just a few days before his second inauguration, Barack Obama announced he would “put everything I’ve got” into the fight against gun...
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Dean Baker
The Social Security and Medicare Cutters Are Very Unhappy
Who can blame them? The vast majority of people across the political spectrum oppose their plans to cut these programs. Furthermore, improved budget projections (partly because of cuts that are very...
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Jo Comerford
Where Would We Be Without Social Security?
Nearly every single American is intimately connected with the earned benefits of Social Security and Medicare — as either a contributor, a recipient, or both .
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Christopher Brauchli
The Truth Tellers
“I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner, by saying no.” — James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence in an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell
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Michelle Chen
From Dhaka to Broadway, Protests Target Bangladesh Factory Death Traps
The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose blood and sweat subsidize American lifestyles...
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Greg Kaufmann
The Unfinished March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
“[African-Americans] must march from the rat-infested, overcrowded ghettos to decent, wholesome, unrestricted residential areas disbursed throughout our cities…. They must march from the play areas...
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Richard Eskow
“Believe It or Not!”13 Mindblowing Facts About America’s Tax-Dodging Corporations
A judicious writer avoids adjectives like “mindblowing,” especially when covering political or economic issues. But no other word seems to describe the stunning reality of corporate taxation in...
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