Views for 2013-11-06

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Robert Reich
What Tuesday’s Election Results Really Mean
Pundits who are already describing the victories of Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Chris Christie in New Jersey as a “return to the center” of American politics are confusing the “center” with big...
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Trita Parsi
Iran Talks: Do We Want a Deal or a War?
Talks with Iran over its nuclear program resume Thursday. Make no mistake: The deal the Obama administration is pursuing with Iran over its nuclear program is a good deal. It will leave Iran with...
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Ocean Robbins
What Really Happened to GMO Labeling in Washington
Monsanto and the junk food industry teamed up to shatter Washington state records. They dumped more than $22 million into fighting against GMO labeling. Exactly $ 550 of the “no” campaign’s dollars...
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Jill Richardson
Big Food Crushes Consumer Rights in Washington State
When you look at the numbers, how could Washington State’s ballot initiative to require the labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients ever stand a chance? I’m not talking about...
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John LaForge
Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs
Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less for a family of four.
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Peter Dreier
Tuesday’s Progressive Victories Show That the Tide is Turning
On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio won a landslide victory to become the mayor of New York City, voters in New Jersey and Seatac, Washington supported minimum wage hikes, and the Illinois legislature voted...
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Laura Flanders
‘After Tiller’: The Abortions No One Wants To Talk About
A compelling film about abortion has been opening in theaters across the states. From Salt Lake City to Houston, to Columbus, Detroit and Eugene, After Tiller , by directors Martha Shane and Lana...
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Eric Holt-Giménez
Too Poor for Organic? Raise the Minimum Wage
How many times have we heard it? "Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us."
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Norman Solomon
Big Brother’s Loyal Sister: How Dianne Feinstein Is Betraying Civil Liberties
Ever since the first big revelations about the National Security Agency five months ago, Dianne Feinstein has been in overdrive to defend the surveillance state. As chair of the Senate Intelligence...
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Russell Brand
We Deserve More From Our Democratic System
I've had an incredible week since I spoke from the heart , some would say via my arse, on Paxman.
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David Suzuki
Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Immune System
For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we’ve moved away from nature, we’ve seen...
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