All Views Articles for 2015-03-16

Monday, March 16, 2015
Bill Quigley
Top Ten Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage
One. Seven Nobel Laureates in Economics endorse the higher minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016, saying it does not lead to lower fewer jobs. Two. Job losses from raising the minimum wage are negligible...
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Angela Ledford Anderson
Wind Energy's Potential Offers Antidote to Fossil Fuel Addiction
Last week, the U.S. DOE published its Wind Vision report , outlining the potential for wind to provide up to 35%our electricity by mid-century. The report is a valuable contribution to energy...
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Matthew Spurlock
Obama Promised Transparency on Drones, But We're Still in the Dark
Targeted killings have been a central part of U.S. national security strategy for more than a decade, but the American public still knows scandalously little about who the government kills, and why...
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Rebecca Vilkomerson
After Netanyahu's Speech, What's Next?
Almost two weeks have passed since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intensely controversial address to Congress, but the dust has not yet settled. The response to the speech is a...
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Jeff Biggers
Day of Reckoning in Appalachia: Legendary Coal Miner Calls for "Insane" Mountaintop Removal to End
With mountaintop removal mining on the ropes , as the last bank financiers ditch lending support amid new scientific research that demonstrates "solid evidence that dust collected from residential...
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Isaiah Poole
Four Reasons The Coming Congressional Budget Battle Matters
We’ve heard many conservative elected leaders adopt a new tone when they talk about income inequality, but this week House Republicans will double down on the same-old-same-old when they release...
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Chris Hedges
Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum...
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Paul Buchheit
Four Numbers that Show the Beating Down of Middle America
There's something perversely wrong with a society that creates $30 trillion in new wealth while putting six million more children on food stamps. The mainstream media rarely publishes facts like this...
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William deBuys
A Global War on Nature and the Politics of Extinction
An introduction to the most beautiful animal you’ll never see
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Martin Kirk
Four Reasons to Question the Official ‘Poverty Eradication’ Story of 2015
The United Nations, large NGOs and lots of big corporations are gearing up to tell the world that we can eradicate global poverty by 2030. As a new paper by the economist David Woodward confirms ,...
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