Views for 2013-08-08

Thursday, August 8, 2013
César Chelala
Will This Be Another Lost Opportunity with Iran?
As Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, called on renewed dialogue to deal with the uranium enrichment program, there are concerns that his approach will not be met by the United States. Should that...
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Ocean Robbins
Stunning Ag-gag Bill News
Amy Meyer wanted to see for herself where her food was coming from. But in the state of Utah, she discovered, that was against the law.
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Brandon Toy
US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me
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Alicia Gay
The Anti-Abortion Agenda Explained (Here's a Hint: It's Not About Women's Safety)
During the current legislative session, more than 300 provisions were introduced across the country to prevent access to abortion, including some of the most severe abortion restrictions we've ever...
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Richard Eskow
7 Things About Prosecuting Wall Street You Wanted to Know
President Obama’s Justice Department, under the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder, hasn’t indicted a single bank executive for the massive Wall Street crime wave that devastated the economy...
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Amy Goodman
Please Read Joseph Heller's Catch-22 on Your Vacation, Mr. President
As the Obama family heads to their annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, perhaps the president should take along a copy of Catch-22 for some beach reading.
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Diane Ravitch
Punishing Kids for Adult Failures
Test scores across New York State have collapsed, new results released Wednesday showed. Last year, 55% of students in the state passed the reading test; 65% passed the math test. This year, only 31...
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Michael T. Klare
How to Fry a Planet
When it comes to energy and economics in the climate-change era, nothing is what it seems. Most of us believe (or want to believe) that the second carbon era, the Age of Oil, will soon be superseded...
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Brian Whitaker
The US View of Yemen as Al-Qaida Hotbed is a Travesty of the Truth
Yemenis in the city of Sanaa awoke on Tuesday morning to the sound of rattling windows and a constant buzzing in the sky.
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Robert C. Koehler
Spectator Wars
“Pakistani authorities have long denounced the strikes, out of concern that civilian deaths caused by drone strikes inflame the local population, bolster militant groups and violate Pakistan’s...
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Michele Simon
All Eyes on Washington State for GE Food Labeling
While the food movement has been gaining steam in recent years, tangible policy wins have been sparse due to by powerful industry lobbying. One significant victory that appears within reach is the...
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