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Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben Author of a dozen books, including ‘The End of Nature’ and ‘Deep Economy’ Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. … Continue reading

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Will Fossil Fuel Companies Face Liability for Climate Change?

by Christine Shearer It is one thing to do your own research, but it is another to deliberately deceive people, contributing to widespread harm primarily to retain profits. January 2, 2012 | In a recent article in National Journal, Americans … Continue reading

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Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow Consultant, writer and Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future The president has adopted the language of the 99%, and it’s paying off for him. He’s surged from a position slightly behind Mitt Romney in last month’s CNN … Continue reading

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Why the Republican Crackup is Bad For America

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican crackup threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP’s … Continue reading

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Eric Holder Is Correct: Let the Federal Gov. Stop the Racism of Individual States

Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network When African Americans and other disenfranchised groups were still vying for an opportunity to have their voices heard and participate in the social and political process of the nation they helped construct, the … Continue reading

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Moyers: Why ‘We The People’ Must Triumph Over Corporate Power

Berrett-Koehler Publishers By Bill Moyers Bill Moyers reminds us that repairing American democracy begins with reasserting that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as citizens. December 11, 2011 (Editor’s note: The following is the foreword to Corporations Are … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson December 7, 2011 8:05 AM ET By all rights, 2012 ought to be a cakewalk for … Continue reading

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A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

A Commentary by Marc Pitzke The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand … Continue reading

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Corporate Citizenship: How Public Dissent In Paris Sparked Creation Of The Corporate Person

Ryan Grim & Mike Sacks WASHINGTON — Of all the Occupy Wall Street refrains, one of the most memorable is, “I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one.” But, clever as it is, the quip looks … Continue reading

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Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

Saturday 3 September 2011 by: Mike Lofgren, Truthout | News Analysis Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -”Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up … Continue reading

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