Views for 2013-10-05

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Christopher Brauchli
Envision Evolution
Then as we linger at luncheon here, O’er many a dainty dish, Let us drink anew to the time when you Were a tadpole and I was a fish. —Langdon Smith, Evolution
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Daniel Medina
About 15% of Americans Live in Poverty, So Why is No One Talking About It?
It's not my intention to belittle the government shutdown or the political showdown underway between President Obama and the GOP, but more often that not, America's fickle news media is dominated by...
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César Chelala
Vo Nguyen Giap: Death of a Patriot
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Michelle Chen
When Federal Contracts Turn Into Corporate Welfare
Where does the corporate bottom line end and the public interest begin? Through the voodoo economics of federal contracting, Washington's "partnerships" with private corporations have drained the...
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Peter Dreier
Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross
Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans -- BlackRock CEO...
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Rose Ann DeMoro
Heroic Fight by Sutter Nurses Shows That Workers Can Fight and Win
In a political and economic climate so heavily influenced by Wall Street, corporate CEOs, and extremists like those who shut down the government in an effort to block even the modest reforms of the...
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Michael Winship
Playing Chicken with Food Safety
The other day there was this guy in a chicken suit on Pennsylvania Avenue protesting outside the White House. Silly, but the reason the chicken and other demonstrators had crossed the avenue was to...
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