Views for 2014-02-13

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Craig Aaron
Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster
Comcast just announced that it’s buying Time Warner Cable . If approved, this outrageous deal would create a television and Internet colossus like no other.
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Amy Goodman
People of Color Are Losing Their Right to Vote
“I found myself standing in front of railroad tracks in South Florida. I was waiting on the train to come so I could jump in front of it and end my life.” So recounted Desmond Meade, describing his...
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Thomas S. Harrington
Hypocrisy in Sochi: On Slamming Russian Repression, But Rarely Our Own
Oh, what fun it is to mock Putin and his attempts to present a civilized and modern face to the world.
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Debbie Metke
On Cooperation Near and Far, Big and Small: One Final Note From Pete Seeger
The day he died, my organization got a hand-written letter from Pete Seeger, the 94-year-old iconic folksinger who departed last month after decades of inspiring us onward with his peace and justice...
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Michael T. Klare
In the Carbon Wars, Big Oil Is Winning
Listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. “Our energy policy is creating jobs...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
A Voice for Democracy Against Egypt’s ‘Fascist Buildup’
Amr Hamzawy was once the toast of the town among Egypt’s liberal elite.
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Andrea Brower
The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation
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Eric Zuesse
A List of the Republican ‘Democrats’ Who Fight For Obama's Secret Trade Deals, And For Wall Street
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Richard Eskow
It’s 2.13: On Valentine’s Eve, Give Tipped Workers Some Love
Today, 2/13, is the day before Valentine’s Day. $2.13 is the base wage at which tipped employees must be paid, implemented in 1991. This means that there is a strong likelihood that the server of...
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Glenn Greenwald
Clapper Reads From the Bush/Cheney/Nixon Playbook to Fear-Monger Over Transparency
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George Marshall
Up to Our Chins in Floodwaters: Time to Break the Silence over Climate Change?
Earlier this week a flash mob of Oxford residents took to the waters that have submerged their suburban homes for the past two weeks. A banner between their canoes carried a simple request: “Can we...
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