Views for 2013-11-22

Friday, November 22, 2013
Richard Eskow
The “Real JFK” – Not Conservative, and Not Forgotten
Listen to the breath, the unbroken message that creates itself from the silence, it rushes towards you now, from those youthfully dead. – Rainer Maria Rilke, “Duino Elegies”
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Robert Reich
How the Republican Tempest Over the Affordable Care Act Diverts Attention from Three Large Truths
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Paul Krugman
Expanding Social Security
For many years there has been one overwhelming rule for people who wanted to be considered serious inside the Beltway. It was this: You must declare your willingness to cut Social Security in the...
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Zoë Carpenter
Inequality Is (Literally) Killing America
Only a few miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Upton Druid Heights. But residents of the two areas can measure the distance between them in years—twenty years, to be exact.
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Jamie Henn
Stalled UN Climate Talks Push a Generation to Call Out Fossil Fuel Companies
I’m sitting here in a convergence space in downtown Warsaw, about a mile or so from the National Stadium, where for the last two weeks negotiators from around the world have failed to make any...
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Peter Rugh
Learning to Live in the Anthropocene
The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) is now underway in Warsaw, Poland, where thousands have gathered in the streets calling upon UN delegates to agree to drastic reductions in carbon emissions...
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Eric Holt-Giménez
Thanksgiving: Feasting, Fasting and Climate Change
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Ralph Nader
21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare
Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and...
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Dennis Bernstein
Cop’s History an Issue in Toy-Gun Slaying
The Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff, who shot and killed a popular Latino eighth-grader holding a toy gun, has a history of overreaction that dates back years, according to an attorney for the slain...
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Phil Rockstroh
Fear In A Handful Of Dust: The Sacred Vehemence Of Imagination In A Soulless Age
From the picture window of our family's eighth floor apartment, at the intersection of 23rd Street and Avenue C, we have a view of the inhuman currents of the East River and the dehumanizing,...
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