Views for 2013-12-20

Friday, December 20, 2013
Tom Engelhardt
'Bride & Boom': We’re Number One... In Obliterating Wedding Parties
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Alex Formuzis
Flunking Food and Hunger in Congress
Someone I know – let’s call him Al – got a few grades during his otherwise successful college career that weren’t much to write home about. In fact, if memory serves, Al didn’t.
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Bill Bigelow
Teaching the Terrifying Math of Climate Change
Every now and then an article comes along that takes such a novel approach to an issue, I feel like I'm seeing something with new eyes.
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Lori Wallach
Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami
Hard work, smart planning and perseverance made 2013 a year of inspiring fair-trade activism.
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Diane Snyder
I Never Thought I'd Be an Outlaw, But the Affordable Care Act Might Make Me One
I want to – believe me, I do.
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Simone Reyes
Cry of the Matriarch: A Call to End Bloody Slaughter in "The Cove"
Imagine this: it’s a beautiful sunny day and you are out enjoying it with your entire family- your grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters and young children. Then out of nowhere a man approaches...
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David Callahan
Yes, Making the Rich Poorer Would Make Everyone Else Richer
Conservatives like to argue that curbing the outsized wealth of the top 1 percent wouldn't do anything to increase economic mobility or reduce inequality.
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Ann Wright
12 Years a Slave vs. 12 Years a Prisoner... in Guantanamo " style="width: 540px; height: 360px;" title="Twelve years too long. Of the 779 prisoners kidnapped and subjected to...
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Peter Dreier
How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform " style="width: 540px; height: 304px;" title="Sen. Max Baucus' opposition to regulating the health and insurance industry...
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Miriam Pemberton
Demilitarizing the Economy: A Movement is Underway
End wars. Shrink the Pentagon budget. Reinvest the savings in neglected domestic priorities. It’s a logical progression. Right?
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Robert Shetterly
Organizing With Love: On Painting Labor Leader Ai-jen Poo
Editor's note: The artist's essay that follows accompanies the 'online unveiling'—exclusive to Common Dreams—of Shetterly's latest painting in his " Americans Who Tell the Truth " portrait series,...
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Michelle Chen
National Paid Family Leave May Finally Be on the Horizon
Any working parent will tell you that raising a family might as well be another full-time job—one that comes with no vacation days or health benefits.
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Robert Reich
The Meaning of Decent Society
It’s the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else.
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Phil Rockstroh
Walking in an Anthropocene Wonderland
According to a recent, exhaustive study commissioned by the US Department of Energy and headed by a scientific team from the U.S. navy, by the summer of 2015, the Arctic Ocean could be bereft of ice...
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