Views for 2014-01-19

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Vic Walczak
Pennsylvania Voter ID Victory
The bad back that awakened me at 6 a.m. on Friday morning (my birthday) and that spurred unpleasant thoughts of growing old dissipated in an instant with an email alert that our long-awaited decision...
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Julianne Hing
Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina
New Orleans teachers who lost their jobs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were wrongfully terminated and deserve two to three years of back pay, an appeals court ruled on Thursdsay.
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Alice Slater
US Going Backward on Efforts to Ban Weapons in Space
"The most important lesson one can acquire about US foreign policy is the understanding that our leaders do not mean well. They do not have any noble goals of democracy and freedom and all that jazz...
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Medea Benjamin
Should Syria’s Future Be Decided by Men With Guns?
Just days before the Syria peace talks known as Geneva II are scheduled to begin on January 22, 2014, in Montreux, Switzerland, Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition...
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Greg Kaufmann
How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up
With more than 46 million people living below the poverty line, struggling to survive on $19,530 or less for a family of three, and with more than one in three Americans living on less than twice...
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Robert Shetterly
Why We Should Care about Clyde Kennard, And Why I Painted Him
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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Dean Baker
'Freedom' Industries? Property Rights, Regulation, and Brain Dead Environmentalists
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Philip Caper
Love It or Hate It, Obamacare’s Spurring Interest in the Pathology of Health Care
Love it or hate it, even if ObamaCare never fully achieves its intended benefits, it has already had some unintended ones. First, it has destabilized our deeply dysfunctional health-care system. By...
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Gail Pellett
Facing the Truth in China
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Glenn Greenwald
Who Elected Them?
Who elected Daniel Ellsberg and The New York Times to take it upon themselves to reveal thousands of pages of the top secret Pentagon Papers to the American public?
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Juan Cole
The Shame and the Danger of Egypt’s 98% Vote
The announcement on Saturday by the Egyptian government that there was a 38% turnout for the referendum on the new constitution was unexceptional. It was more than the 33% that turned out to vote on...
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