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When It Comes to Public Services, Government Knows Best
Minneapolis will soon vote to shift nearly 180 privately owned bus shelters to public ownership following numerous complaints about the lack of maintenance and upkeep. When it does it will join the burgeoning ranks of cities who have discovered that when it comes to public services government knows...
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The GOP Has a Hot Air Problem on Climate Change
If US conservatives are truly worried about debt for future generations, they can start by acknowledging climate change
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US Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File New Suit Against Tokyo Electric Power
Citing a wide range of ailments from leukemia to blindness to birth defects, 79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi (“Friendship”) have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power. The suit includes an infant born with a genetic...
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When Did "The Sixties" Really Begin? Here's Why It Matters
When, exactly, did the era of radical ferment we remember as "the '60s" begin? Exactly one half-century ago, PBS tells us in its recent documentary titled "1964," kicking off a year when we'll celebrate the 50 th anniversary of a host of memorable events: Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty,...
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50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima
Fukushima ’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret. Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed—successfully—at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye. But that doesn’t keep the actual radiation out of our...
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No Tears for the Real Robert Gates
In the early 1970s, I was chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch in which Robert M. Gates worked as a young CIA analyst. While it may be true that I was too inexperienced at the time to handle all the management challenges of such a high-powered office, one of the things I did get right...
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Toll of U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation Continues to Climb
The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to soar. So many have come forward that the progress of their federal class action lawsuit has been delayed. Bay area lawyer...
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Why The Republican’s Old Divide-and-Conquer Strategy—Setting Working Class Against the Poor—Is Backfiring
For almost forty years Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince working-class whites that the poor were their enemies. The big news is it’s starting to backfire. Republicans told the working class that its hard-earned tax dollars were being siphoned off to pay for...
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Why We Need a New War on Poverty
The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week.
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Snowden Affair: The Case for a Pardon
Snowden gave classified information to journalists, even though he knew the likely consequences. That was an act of courage
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