All Views Articles for 2015-04-21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Marcy Wheeler
DOJ Claims Grossly Disparate Treatment Will 'Promote Respect for the Law'
On Thursday, David Petraeus will be sentenced in North Carolina. If all goes as his lawyers and the government have arranged, he will get a year of probation for leaking some of this country’s most...
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Anthony D. Romero
Generation Snowden: On Why Surveillance Reform Is Inevitable
About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn...
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Vicente López-Ibor Mayor
The Mirage of Fossil Fuel Wealth - Our Energy Future is Green, Renewable, Decentralised
Why the desperate efforts to smear lipstick on the fossil energy pig? Because its time will soon be gone, thanks to abundant and ever cheaper decentralised renewables.
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Kevin Gosztola, FireDogLake
No Justice for Rekia Boyd as Chicago Police Officer Who Killed Her is Found 'Not Guilty' by Judge
Dismissal of all charges against police officer Dante Servin led victim's brother and others to express outrage in the courtroom.
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Nick Turse
Sex, Drugs, and Dead Soldiers: What US Africa Command Doesn’t Want You to Know
Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water. It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. For about two seconds, the SUV sailed...
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Brendan Fischer
Koch Brothers Declare Scott Walker Is Our Man
Has Scott Walker won the Koch primary? Charles and David Koch, the billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately-held companies in the world and the overseers of one of the...
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Jim Naureckas
Why Don’t Americans Want to ‘Soak the Rich’? It’s a Trick Question
The New York Times ( 4/17/15 ) has a post by Neil Irwin headlined “Why Americans Don’t Want to Soak the Rich.” Irwin suggests a couple of different answers to this question, depending on your...
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Sarah Anderson
Fast-Track: A Gut-Kick to the Progressive Movement
The administration's push to ram massive new trade and investment deals through Congress is an unambiguous concession to corporate power.
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Isaiah Poole
Hillary Clinton Has Her Challenger: It Is Us
The upshot from the Populism2015 Conference
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Robert Reich
How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers’ Lives Hell
These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then. Although she’s already found someone to pick up her kid from...
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