Views for 2013-09-20

Friday, September 20, 2013
Michael Brune, James Hoffa
Trade Is Good When It's Fair
It's been almost 20 years since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and families and communities are still reeling from its consequences. Among the many flawed aspects of...
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Greg Kaufmann
New Data, Same Story (and Same Dangerous House Republicans)
For me, the biggest takeaway from the new Census data on poverty has little to do with the data itself—it’s this: we’ve long known what to do to take the next steps in the fight against poverty, and...
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Peter Hart
NBC's News on Iran and Nukes Is Old News
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Jim Naureckas
Is Oil Industry Funding of a Fracking Study a Problem? Let's Ask an Oil-Funded Expert
The New York Times had a report yesterday ( 9/18/13 ) on a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on methane releases associated with natural gas fracking .
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Paul Krugman
The Crazy Party
Early this year, Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, made headlines by telling his fellow Republicans that they needed to stop being the “stupid party.” Unfortunately, Mr. Jindal failed to offer...
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Harvey Wasserman
The Crisis at Fukushima's Unit 4 Demands a Global Take-Over
We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be...
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Brooke Jarvis
Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster
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Ralph Nader
Can the “New” Trumka Trump Trumka?
Sitting in the office of the AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, one sees books on labor history, economics, corporate crimes and proposals for change piled up everywhere. Perhaps that helps explain...
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