Views for 2013-10-14

Monday, October 14, 2013
Phil Radford
In Photos: The Oil Spill North Dakota Tried to Keep Secret
On September 29th, Steve Jensen, a farmer in northwest North Dakota, discovered crude oil "spewing and bubbling 6 inches high" out on his field while he was harvesting wheat. The spewing oil came...
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Heather Mallick
2013 Resembles 1927, A Terrifying Year
I don’t know why you all seem to think it’s 2013. Clearly it is 1927. I just read Bill Bryson’s book on the American summer of that year — the glorious writer has an astonishing knack for narrative...
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Lawrence Wittner
Acting with Impunity: The Case of General Electric
Can the world’s biggest corporations act with impunity? When it comes to General Electric (GE) -- the eighth largest U.S. corporation, with $146.9 billion in sales and $13.6 billion in profits in...
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Paul Buchheit
The Four Most Exceptionally Bad Presidents
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Glenn Greenwald
The Perfect Epitaph for Establishment Journalism
Like many people, I've spent years writing and speaking about the lethal power-subservient pathologies plaguing establishment journalism in the west.
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Salena Tramel
The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians
The Iowa state capitol is vibrating with activity this week in preparation for the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony that is set to take place on Thursday. The 2013 World Food Prize credits...
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Chris Hedges
The Folly of Empire
The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, hired to be the public faces on the sinking ship, mask...
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Max Blumenthal
The Desert of Israeli Democracy
From the podium of the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seamlessly blended frightening details of Iranian evildoing with images of defenseless Jews “bludgeoned” and “...
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