Views for 2014-02-03

Monday, February 3, 2014
Dean Baker
Silicon Valley Billionaires Believe in the Free Market, As Long as They Benefit
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Rebekah Wilce
NPR's "The Salt" Blog Muddies the Issue of Sewage Sludge
In a muddled attack on the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and those who are concerned about produce grown in sewage sludge, "The Salt," NPR's James Beard award-winning food blog, parroted...
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Vandana Shiva
GMO: The Biggest Food Con
"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free…" —Rabindranath Tagore Freedom of knowledge is freedom to think freely, without the influence of powerful interests...
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Ana Marie Cox
Excuse Me, But We Shouldn't Be Moving on from West Virginia's Chemical Spill
Authorities in West Virginia declared the water of 300,000 residents affected by last month's chemical spill safe to drink on 14 January, just five days after the incident. Since then, a few things...
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Allison Kilkenny
Hundreds of Actions Are Planned to Protest Keystone XL
Activists are participating in hundreds of nationwide protests on Monday against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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Richard Eskow
The Populist Moment
Of all the myths that circulate in Washington, perhaps none is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a “moderate” nation – and that the “center” of public...
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Harvey Wasserman
50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima
Fukushima ’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret.
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Paul Buchheit
Inequality Shocks, But Doesn't Stop
Inequality is a cancer on society, here in the U.S. and across the globe. It keeps growing. But humanity seems helpless against it, as if it's an alien force that no one understands, even as the life...
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Simon Jenkins
Philip Seymour Hoffman and a Double Standard over Drugs
Anyone who saw Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film A Late Quartet could sense an accident on its way to happening. We now know that the actor and the tortured violinist he portrayed were close to the...
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Chris Hedges
The Menace of the Military Mind
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Tom Engelhardt
Ending the World the Human Way: Climate Change as the Anti-News
Here’s the scoop: When it comes to climate change, there is no “story,” not in the normal news sense anyway.
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