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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Brian Miller
They're Back! …And Rich as They Ever Were
Two weeks ago, Forbes released its 2013 list of the richest 400 Americans . And the not-so-surprising news: The fortunes of those at the top continue to rise while Americans across the country...
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Rebekah Wilce, Mary Bottari
Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food
Since the 2008 financial crisis, cash strapped states have accelerated the outsourcing of America in hopes of delivering the same services more cheaply.
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Lewis Lapham
Memento Mori: The Death of American Exceptionalism... and of Me
[ This essay will appear in "Death," the Fall 2013 issue of Lapham's Quarterly . This slightly adapted version is posted at TomDispatch.com with the kind permission of that magazine. ] It’s not that...
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Robert Scheer
Obama’s Friends in Low Places
That Barack Obama is such a kidder. No matter how awkward the moment, he’s got just the right quip to purchase some wiggle room. Remember when his old Chicago banking buddy Jamie Dimon, the CEO of...
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Ajamu Dillahunt
'Uh-Oh, Instead of Defeating Us They Made Us Defiant'
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member: Why I Have Gone on Hunger Strike
Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.
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Norman Solomon
Obama’s Justice Department: Trumpeting a New Victory in War on Freedom of the Press
There’s something profoundly despicable about a Justice Department that would brazenly violate the First and Fourth Amendments while spying on journalists, then claim to be reassessing such policies...
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John Atcheson
Extraction Extremism: Connecting the Dots on Global Warming
Back in the bad old days of the Bush Administration in the run-up to the Iraqi war, conservatives spoke a lot about “connecting the dots” by which they meant taking data points that seemed disparate...
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