Views for 2013-12-03

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Rose Ann DeMoro
The Real Fix for Obamacare's Flaws: Medicare for All
Lost amidst the well-chronicled travails of the Affordable Care Act rollout are the long term effects of people struggling to get the health coverage they need without going bankrupt.
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Ann Robertson, Bill Leumer
The New York Times Gets an ‘F’ on Education Policy
A recent New York Times editorial took a moment out to lecture mayor-elect of New York City Bill de Blasio on how he should treat teachers and their unions.
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Jon Walker
Uruguayan President Asks for World to Support His Marijuana Legalization Plan
With Uruguay about to potentially legalize marijuana President José Mujica is asking for international support for his plan. From Folha De Sao Paulo :
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Rebekah Wilce
ALEC’s Extreme Legislative Agenda for 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit," which is one of the ways ALEC crafts and pushes its legislative agenda...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Eradicating AIDS
On March 24, 1987, the activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) gathered in front of Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York City for its first ever demonstration.
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Robert Scheer
Welcome Back, Jesus
Forget, for the moment, that he is the pope, and that Holy Father Francis’ apostolic exhortation last week was addressed “to the bishops, clergy, consecrated persons and the lay faith
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Chris Arnade
Looking for Fraud? Don't Look at Food Stamp Recipients, Look at Wall Street
Hunger will drive kids to do crazy things. Like stay at school.
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Conn Hallinan
Pandora and the Drones
In November 2001, when the CIA assassinated al-Qaeda commander Mohammed Atef with a killer drone in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the U.S. held a virtual monopoly on the technology of lethal robots.
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Dave Johnson
Want to Cut Food Stamp Spending? Raise the Minimum Wage
Wednesday President Obama will give a speech on his plan to grow the economy and the middle class.
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Peter Van Buren
Welcome to the Memory Hole: Disappearing Edward Snowden
What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? No, I’m not suggesting some future CIA rendition effort or a who-killed-Snowden conspiracy theory of a disappearance, but a more ominous kind.
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Janine Jackson
Climate Change Is Not the Future
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Juan Cole
Top 10 Ways the US is the Most Corrupt Country in the World
Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply that the United States is not corrupt. VOA reports :
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Sarah Anderson, Sam Pizzigati
Swiss Activists: Let’s Cap CEO Pay
Not all that many generations ago, the idea of an income floor for working Americans—a minimum wage—seemed impractically utopian.
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John Atcheson
Debunking the Conservative's Economic Boogeymen
Within the next few weeks, as the budget and deficit ceiling deadlines come closer, conservatives will start unleashing their five standard economic bogeymen so they can call for austerity budgets...
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David Solnit
Seattle WTO Collapsed 14 Years Ago: Lessons For Today
December 3, 2013 – Today government officials and corporate lobbyists will meet for the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial.
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