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Thursday, April 24, 2014
JP Sottile
America’s Surge Toward Oligarchy
Is America an oligarchy? Thanks to a new study from Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin I. Page of Northwestern University, social media, Op-Ed pages and the blatheri are all atwitter...
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Joe Brewer, B. Laszlo Karafiath
Engage the Battlefield of Ideas for Social Good
Changes in societies are driven by “culture wars” and the battle of ideas. Epic idea battles arose between capitalism and communism, religious fundamentalism and secular humanism, pro-choice and pro-...
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Timothy Karr
Strike Two: Obama's Second FCC Chair Fails on Net Neutrality
When President Barack Obama pledged to appoint a Federal Communications Commission chair who was dedicated to protecting Net Neutrality, we had no reason to doubt he'd find the right person for the...
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Robert Shetterly
The Sports Page and the Common Good: On Painting Journalist Dave Zirin
Editor's note: The artist's essay that follows accompanies the 'online unveiling'—exclusive to Common Dreams—of Shetterly's latest painting in his " Americans Who Tell the Truth " portrait series,...
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Matthew Dominguez
Defeat of Ag-Gag Laws Mark Victories in Fight Against Animal Cruelty
Across the country, lobbyists for the meat and dairy industries have been pressuring legislators to pass laws that punish whistleblowers who expose crimes on agricultural facilities.
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Peter Van Buren
I'm a Whistleblower: Want Fries with That?
There are many sides to whistleblowing. The one that most people don't know about is the very personal cost, prison aside , including the high cost of lawyers and the strain on family relations, that...
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Robert C. Koehler
Losing Another Decade
“We cannot afford to lose another decade.”
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Eric Zuesse
The Rightwing Supreme Court Is Wrong: The Original Intent of the Constitution Was Progressive
The original intent of the U.S.
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Cherisse Scott
This Bill Isn't Just Anti-Mother – It's Anti-Poor, Anti-Family, Anti-Doctor
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John Feffer
Earth: Game Over?
Video games usually provide you with multiple lives. If you step on a landmine or get hit by an assassin, you get another chance.
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