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Monday, June 2, 2014
Photo: Montreal Canadiens Dru Oja Jay
Hockey, Austerity and Collective Achievement
Last Thursday night, Montreal's beloved Club de Hockey Canadien ended a thrilling playoff run with a loss to the New York Rangers in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals. Montreal's famously...
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Journalist James Risen and President Obama. 'This is the latest victory of the Obama administration in their crackdown on sources, and in turn, investigative journalism,' say Timm. (File) Trevor Timm
Make No Mistake, This Case Is a Direct Attack on the Press
The Supreme Court today rejected New York Times reporter James Risen's appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that ruled the government can compel him to reveal his source under oath. The case, one of the...
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Centralia coal-fired power plant, Washington State (Photo via Flickr / Kid Clutch / Creative Commons license) Janet Redman, Wenonah Hauter
EPA's Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction
On the heels of two telling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Climate Assessment detailing the substantial negative impacts from climate change around...
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(Photo: iStock) Jeremy Rifkin
Beyond Obama's Plan: A New Economic Vision for Addressing Climate Change
The White House today released its national climate plan for reducing CO2 emissions, warning that climate change is adversely affecting every region of the United States, with dire consequences for...
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(Photo: Move To Amend / cc / flickr) Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
Corporations Are Not People. Period.
Remember back in 2009 before the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling when the U.S political and legal system wasn’t about prioritizing the interests of the extraordinarily wealthy, but...
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(Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons) Paul Buchheit
Toward the Total Paralysis of an Unequal Society
The severing of our society into a plutocracy and a peasantry is so far along that statistics almost cease to have meaning. But the facts have to be told, to help explain the sickening sense that we'...
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(Photo: Rich Clement / Rainforest Action Network) Jeff Biggers
Obama's 'War on Coal' Doesn't Exist
On Monday, President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30 percent , setting a cap that will...
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Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in 2006. (Photo: AP/Israel Leal) Chris Hedges
We All Must Become Zapatistas
Subcomandante Marcos, the spokesman for the Zapatistas (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or EZLN), has announced that his rebel persona no longer exists. He had gone from being a “spokesman...
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(Credit: Creative Commons) Rebecca Solnit
#YesAllWomen Changes the Story
It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried repeatedly to kick it through the goalposts marked Widespread Social Problems,...
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