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Monday, July 22, 2013
Ray McGovern
Gen. Hayden’s Glass House
Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden should not throw any more stones, lest his own glass house be shattered. His barrage Friday against truth-teller Edward Snowden and London...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man
And you thought the government didn’t have a jobs program. It does. The problem is that the pay and benefits are lousy, and in many cases the working conditions ain’t so great either.
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Emily Masters
As the NSA Follows You, We Follow the Money
Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States has witnessed the rapid growth of an intelligence-industrial complex that fuses government and corporate power. According to the Project on Government...
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Ralph Nader
On the Passing of Helen Thomas
There will never be another Helen Thomas. She shattered forever one anti-woman journalistic barrier after another in the Washington press corps and rose to the top of her profession’s organizations...
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John Nichols
Detroit Really Is Too Big to Fail
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Jay Walljasper
Connections, Community & the Pursuit of Happiness
At one point in my life, my neighbors and I were fighting battles on two fronts to protect our community. Our modest Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis was threatened on one side by the widening...
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Medea Benjamin, Pam Bailey
Egyptian Turmoil Brings Greater Suffering in Gaza
It unfortunately has become a truism that when Egypt sneezes, Gaza catches a cold.
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Stephanie Van Hook
Stand Your Ground... For a Better World
Poet Maya Angelou once said that courage is “the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” It takes courage to “stand your ground”...
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Paul Buchheit
The Insanity of Not Having a Financial Transaction Tax
The logic for the tax is indisputable: 1. Financial industry speculation devastated middle-class homeowner wealth. 2. U.S. investors pay zero tax on their speculative transactions. 3. The tax is easy...
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Subhankar Banerjee
The US Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” —E. F. Schumacher*
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Norman Solomon
Obama’s Escalating War on Freedom of the Press
The part of the First Amendment that prohibits “abridging the freedom … of the press” is now up against the wall, as the Obama administration continues to assault the kind of journalism that can...
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