Views for 2014-02-19

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Dan Beeton
Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern
Venezuela’s latest round of violent protests appears to fit a pattern, and represents the tug-and-pull nature of the country’s divided opposition. Several times over the past 15 years since the late...
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Sarah Anderson
Celebrities, European Leaders Push for Final Deal on Wall Street Tax
If you love Harry Potter, zombies, European art house films, or thumbing your nose at the big banks, you’ll love the new video promoting a Wall Street tax.
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Ruth Conniff
Starting Today, Gov. Scott Walker is Officially in Hot Water
Today a court of appeals in Madison, Wisconsin, will release thousands of previously sealed emails that belong to convicted felon and former Scott Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch.
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Isaiah Poole
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Fear The CBO Minimum Wage Report
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Andy Kroll
Spending $100 Million to Save the Planet is a Bad Thing for 'Sugar Daddy' Politics
Move over, Koch brothers. Clear some room, Sheldon Adelson and George Soros. There’s a new billionaire activist on the block.
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Sam Pizzigati
We’ve Got a Long Way to Go, Baby
When General Motors named Mary Barra the company’s new CEO in December, the announcement made instant headlines. No woman had ever steered a major global automaker .
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Will Bunch
Riot Porn (Again): Ukraine Version
Holy (bleep)! What the hell is going on over in the Ukraine :
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Mary Dejevsky
Ukraine Is Now in a Potentially Revolutionary Situation
Just as it seemed that the threat of serious, widespread violence in Ukraine had been averted, clashes broke out in Kiev on Tuesday night that left at least 25 people dead, hundreds injured and a...
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Gwynne Dyer
Ukraine: Yanukovych’s Last Throw?
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Glenn Greenwald
On the UK’s Equating of Journalism with Terrorism
As my colleague Ryan Deveraux reports , a lower U.K.
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Dean Baker
True Free Market Proponents Should Support Private-Public Competition
One of the initiatives President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address was the "MyRA," an IRA that workers could sign up for at their workplace.
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John Buell
NAFTA at 20: How ‘Free Trade’ Helps Banks Block Regulation
The North American Free Trade Agreement, just turned 20, has been in the news lately. Its advocates hope to extend its reach and depth through a Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and similar...
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