Views for 2014-01-07

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Mark M. Jaycox, Lee Tien
Three Hearings, Nine Hours, and One Accurate Statement: Why Congress Must Begin a Full Investigation into NSA Spying
Last week, press reports revealed more about the National Security Agency's (NSA) elite hacking unit, the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO).
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Richard Eskow
Now We Know. JPMorgan Chase is Worse Than Enron.
It’s beginning to look as if JPMorgan Chase has had a hand in every major banking scandal of the last decade. In fact, it’s the Zelig of Wall Street crime. Take a snapshot of any major bank fraud and...
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Bonnie Raines
Democracy Needs Whistleblowers. That's Why I Broke into the FBI in 1971
I vividly remember the eureka moment. It was the night we broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in March 1971 and removed about 1,000 documents from the filing cabinets.
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Mark Weisbrot
How Change Takes Place in the United States: The Minimum Wage
Last week, the New York Times reported that “ Democratic Party leaders … have found an issue they believe can lift their fortunes both locally and nationally in 2014: an increase in the minimum wage.”
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Glenn Greenwald
Four Points about the 1971 FBI Break-In
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Diane Ravitch
Will Fight Against Common Core Encourage Charters, Vouchers?
Critics of the Common Core span the political and ideological spectrum. So do supporters.
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Nick Turse
America’s Black-Ops Blackout
“Dude, I don’t need to play these stupid games. I know what you’re trying to do.” With that, Major Matthew Robert Bockholt hung up on me.
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César Chelala
Afghan Children Pay the Price of Brutal War
Decades of insecurity and war have provoked a heavy toll on children’s lives and well being.
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Jim Levitt
'What's the Point of a Labor Union?
Corporate America beat us, by a hair: on a 51 percent to 49 percent vote, Boeing’s concessionary contract was approved Friday.
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Michael Hiltzik
The Boeing Vote and the Death of the Middle Class
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Robert Scheer
Exposing Public Wickedness Is More American Than Apple Pie
It’s the revolt of the geeks.
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John Nichols
Seattle Swears In a Socialist
Across the United States this week, new mayors and city council members are being sworn in as the leaders of the cities that elected them in November.
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Kathy Kelly
Locked in Winter
KABUL — The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp began in Nadiai's home shortly after noon. She had rushed her son, who had a severe chest infection, to the hospital.
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Dave Johnson
Do Fast Track and TPP Have Momentum?
As the administration tries to sell Congress on passing fast-track trade promotion authority in order to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, we may be seeing some...
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Joshua Holland
Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for the Wealthiest Americans
At the end of 2013, only 12 percent of Americans held a positive view of Congress – three points above the all-time low set earlier in the year, according to Gallup .
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