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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Matthew Rothschild
Rest in Peace Pete Seeger, A True Progressive Hero
Pete Seeger died yesterday at 94, but he’ll live on for generations to come.
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Ana Marie Cox
Americans Expect Obama to Deliver on Income Inequality
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Tim Dickinson
27 Shocking Numbers That Reveal the True State of the Union
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Anna Meyer
The Risky Business of Being a Monsanto Shareholder
When readers of the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch opened their papers yesterday morning, they saw a full-page ad welcoming Monsanto shareholders into town and asking them to vote for full disclosure of...
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Brian Czech
Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists
You read that headline right, so let’s start with a disclaimer: Climate change is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century.
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Damon Silvers
The President Needs to Talk About How We Got Economic Inequality
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is going to give his fifth State of the Union address.
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Ray McGovern
No Tears for the Real Robert Gates
In the early 1970s, I was chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch in which Robert M. Gates worked as a young CIA analyst. While it may be true that I was too inexperienced at the time to...
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John Nichols
Pete Seeger: This Man Surrounded Hate and Forced it to Surrender
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Pete Seeger, Sarah van Gelder
How Can I Keep From Singing
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Marina Sitrin
Thank You, Pete Seeger
My being a radical activist is in no small part due to Pete Seeger who died last night – and my parents.
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Harvey Wasserman
So Long, Pete & Toshi Seeger, It’s Been Amazingly Great to Know You …
Toshi and Pete Seeger defy description except through the sheer joy and honor it was to know them, however briefly. Their list of accomplishments will fill many printed pages, which all pale next to...
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Dorian Lynskey
Pete Seeger: The Man Who Brought Politics to Music
Pete Seeger was a good man. There aren't many musicians you can say that about without seeming simplistic. Music is often progressed by flawed, volatile, glamorous egotists, and thank God for them.
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Tim Koechlin
Our 'Winner Take All' Economy Is Destroying Us
The United States is, by every reasonable measure, the most unequal of the world’s rich countries. And this is not new development. For more than three decades, the US has been suffering from a...
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Greg Mitchell
Remembering Pete Seeger, from Woody Guthrie to Occupy Wall Street
There's so much to express about one of my heroes, Pete Seeger, who passed away, apparently peacefully, in New York at the age of 94. Despite his advance age, this still came as a shock, since he'd...
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