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Friday, February 21, 2014
Patrick Smith
Nuland and the Ukraine: The Message Beneath the Vulgarity
Every time we overhear U.S.
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Janet Redman, Oscar Reyes
Green Climate Fund: A Devil’s Bargain on the Climate
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Zoë Carpenter
The Men We Kill, and the Men We Don't
When an American drone fired four Hellfire missiles at a convoy of cars travelling from a wedding in Yemen last December, who died?
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Michael Winship
A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines
Wednesday’s announcement by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that the FCC would write new rules to insure open access to the Internet — otherwise known as Net neutrality —...
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Jon Walker
The Biggest Progressive Victory of 2014 So Far Was Against Obama, Not With Him
Since we are only seven weeks into 2014 I feel confident calling President Obama’s decision to remove the chained-CPI Social Security benefit cut from his budget the biggest victory for progressives...
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Jim Haber
Plowshares Sentencing Shows US Government Afraid of Peace Activists
Outside the courthouse in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Robert Reich
Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp
If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp . According to news reports , Facebook has agreed to buy...
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Robert C. Koehler
Walk Softly. This Is Earth. We Have Much Still to Learn.
“When you go to dig your fields, or make a pot from clay, you are disturbing the balance of things. When you walk, you are moving the air, breathing it in and out. Therefore you must make payments.”
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Amy Goodman
The Monstrous Merger of Comcast and Time Warner Must Be Stopped - Now
Comcast has announced it intends to merge with Time Warner Cable, joining together the largest and second-largest cable and broadband providers in the country. The merger must be approved by both the...
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Michelle Chen
Return to Lender: Why Saving the Post Office Can Help Save Communities
Your friendly local post office may have an honorable history, but it’s facing tough times, including a fiscal crisis and, more generally, a struggle to keep pace with growing digital communication...
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