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Leadership Needed Now
With some Democrats caving this week to Republican and industry pressure to block climate change legislation, CREDO is urging President Obama to approve an EPA "endangerment finding" and move on his own to regulate carbon emissions. To sign their petition urging action on global warming, go here
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Hedging Bets
White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers made over $5 million as director of a hedge fund and almost $3 million in speaking fees from banks and Wall Street firms last year, according to disclosure forms released Friday.
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Investigating Gaza
The UN has appointed Richard Goldstone, a South African judge and former war crimes prosecutor, to lead an investigation into alleged violations of international law in Gaza during Israel's assault. Goldstone will lead a four-person team from Pakistan, Britain and Ireland. "It's in the interest of...
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The Next Campaign?
by Patrick Corrigan, The Toronto Star
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Human Beings, After All
Speaking at a Latin American and Arab summit before going to Iran, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez blasted ongoing "terrorism by the U.S. empire" and said his country would be happy to accept former detainees from Guantanamo. "We wouldn't have any problem in taking in human beings," Chavez said.
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In London, Simple Truths
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Human Rights Attack
Lev Ponomarev, a prominent Russian human rights activist long critical of the government, was attacked Tuesday. Amnesty International has called on Russian authorities to investigate, as has For Human Rights. “Far too many abuses against human rights...have gone unpunished and perpetrators believe...
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Breaking The Bank
There are bankers hanging in effigy and police pelted with fruit and Easter bunnies hopping through police cordons, but amidst the G-20 protests in London one iconic moment stands out – angry protesters breaking into the heavily guarded, bailed-out Bank of Scotland, and spray-painting it with "...
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
It's a small matter, I know, but still: It's refreshing to see pictures of the Obamas en route to Europe. Not the usual stolid, wooden, frozen-smiled pair of strangers, but a vibrant caring couple, clearly in this together. Young people seeking a family role model, take note.
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Why Jim Hightower Shouldn’t Be the Only One Debating John McCain on Afghanistan
The same neocons who orchestrated the war in Iraq and undermined US efforts in Afghanistan the first time around are at it again, determined to sink us deeper into the costly Afghan quagmire. They have resurfaced in the form of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), a Washington think tank headed by...
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