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Monday, October 28, 2013
Allison Kilkenny
Occupy Sandy: One Year Later
Superstorm Sandy destroyed large swathes of New York City's Rockaway Peninsula last October, and in the storm's wake, it immediately became clear that the traditional modes of relief (FEMA, the Red...
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Maya Wiley
After Sandy: New York's 'Perfect Storm' of Inequality in Wealth and Housing
Sebastian Junger's 1997 book, The Perfect Storm , tells the sad tale of a crew aboard a sword-fishing vessel who, needing to earn more cash, decide to brave a storm.
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John Nichols
Lou Reed’s Politics
Lou Reed, who has died at age 71 , will be rightly remembered for creating a canon that was groundbreaking in the scope of its sociological and literary achievement.
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Jane Lubchenco, Thomas Lovejoy
The Climate Change Era Is Already Upon Us
We have been given a sobering glimpse into the speed of our changing climate and the vulnerabilities of our world. It turns out we must focus greater attention to the tropics, where so much of...
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Marcy Wheeler
Did Lying NSA Chief Alexander Just Accuse Obama of Lying?
I noted the other day the reason the non-denial confirmation that NSA wiretapped Angela Merkel raised the stakes for what President obama told the Chancellor in June about the spying. Did he give...
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Juan Cole
America’s Secret 4th Branch of Government: Did the NSA Keep Even Obama in the Dark?
The revelation from the Snowden Papers that the National Security Agency had German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell phone under surveillance has produced a central fallout. Dueling leaks...
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Paul Buchheit
Five Reasons Why Cutting Social Security Would Be Irrational
Even for Congress. They, and others who apparently don't study the facts, believe that Social Security is a government handout. But 'entitlement' means that people who have paid into a program all...
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Bill McKibben
Can Obama Ever Stand Up to the Oil Industry?
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Chris Hedges
Our Invisible Revolution
“Did you ever ask yourself how it happens that government and capitalism continue to exist in spite of all the evil and trouble they are causing in the world?” the anarchist Alexander Berkman wrote...
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