Views for 2014-05-15

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Ray McGovern
How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov used Wednesday’s interview with Bloomberg News to address the overriding issue regarding the future of Ukraine, at least from Moscow’s perspective. Speaking in...
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(Map: GovMedia) Nick Turse
How "Benghazi" Birthed the New Normal in Africa
What is Operation New Normal? It’s a question without an answer, a riddle the U.S. military refuses to solve. It’s a secret operation in Africa that no one knows anything about. Except that someone...
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Jim Naureckas
Will NYT's New Editor Stand Up for Investigative Journalism?
The New York Times ( 5/14/14 ) announced that Jill Abramson, who has the top editorial job there of executive editor, is being replaced by current managing editor Dean Baquet. The Times ' news...
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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago's Teachers Union. (Credit: The Progressive) Ruth Conniff
Brown v. Board of Education at Sixty
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine, fundamentally changing the life of our nation. The Brown v. Board of Education decision “ignited the spark of courage...
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Robert Reich
Tim Geithner and the Wall Street Bailout Redux
Timothy Geithner’s new book about the financial crisis, “Stress Test,” is basically an argument that the Wall Street bailout succeeded. That’s hardly surprising, given that Geithner was in charge of...
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A former Uruguayan guerrilla leader, President Jose Mujica is showing world leaders a new way to govern. (Credit: Creative Commons / Pable Porciuncula / AFP/Getty) Medea Benjamin
10 Reasons to Love Uruguay’s President José Mujica
President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, recently visited the United States to meet with President Obama...
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(Photo: TwitPic / LA Times Photography) John Atcheson
Slouching Toward... Hell on Earth
In 1961 Joan Didion released a collection of essays titled, Slouching Toward Bethlehem. The first essay, “Dreamers of a Golden Dream,” contains the following: October is the bad month for wind, the...
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(Photo by Daniel Wolf / Flickr) Candace Clement
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
The Internet is no longer just a “virtual” public square—it’s the actual one. We debate critical issues online. We launch social movements with tweets. Independent media sites and citizen journalists...
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