Thursday, July 24, 2014
Photo: flickr/cc/Tim Brown Marshall Fitz, Patrick Oakford
Reverse Robin Hood: Conservatives Take Child Tax Credit from Families on the Brink, Give to the Rich
This week, the House is set to vote on a bill that would systematically gut the Child Tax Credit (CTC) as we currently know it. We’ve seen conservatives offer this bill many times before. In a...
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Marissa Knodel
To Drill or Not to Drill? Obama's Offshore Drilling Dilemma
The Obama administration has an environmental identity crisis. On the one hand, it has pledged to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions in order to leave future generations a planet that is not...
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Andy Rowell
Big Oil Threatens Maine City After Tar Sands Export Ban
Big Oil has always been a bad, bad loser. And it is therefore no surprise that it has threatened to sue a small coastal city in Maine which on Monday night struck an historical blow against the...
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Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City on July 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly) Amy Goodman
Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians,...
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Chris Hedges
The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense
If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense...
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Erin Niemela
Insidious Myth Prevents Peace in Gaza
Media frame violent conflict to reinforce certain biases and myths, emphasizing some facts and omitting others to produce compelling, narratives. Good guys and bad guys are crafted and re-crafted in...
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Photo: flickr/cc/ehpien Peter Eckersley, Kurt Opsahl
White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy
On Monday, ProPublica reported on new research by a team at KU Leuven and Princeton on canvas fingerprinting . One of the most intrusive users of the technology is a company called AddThis, who by...
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Peter Van Buren
Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment
You can't get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: "No person shall be... deprived of...
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John LaForge
Three-Fifths of an Attorney General Declares POWs “Non-Persons”
Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history. Then try to fathom that after generations of civil and human rights work by African...
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Robert C. Koehler
Never Again To Us
“Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don’t stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe.” This is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as...
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