Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

Yes, Kerry Can Help End the Gaza War


Frank Rich | New York Magazine | Reader Supported News | July 25, 2014 Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture. This week: Why John Kerry can … Continue reading

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As Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens, Global Safety Net in Danger


Deirdre Fulton | Common Dreams | Readers Supported News | July 26. 2014 dvances in human development risk being erased without a renewed global commitment to eradicating inequality, tackling climate change, and providing basic services, according to the UN’s 2014 Human … Continue reading

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CIA Does the Torture, US Ally Pays the Price


Dennis Kucinich | Reader Supported News | July 26, 2014 he European Court of Human Rights yesterday ruled against Poland, charging our ally with human rights violations for helping the CIA operate an ‘extraordinary rendition’ program in which two persons suspected … Continue reading

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Let’s Tell the Truth About This International Madness


Jim Wallis | Sojourners | Readers Supported News | July 26, 2014 he horrible human costs and increasing danger the world is now facing in Gaza, Ukraine, and Iraq show the consequences of not telling the truth. And unfortunately, we seem … Continue reading

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Do-Nothing Congress Does Something to Hide Its Debt to Lobbyists


Jim Hightower | OtherWords | Reader Supported News | July 26, 2014 The House Ethics Committee made it easier for lawmakers to take their junkets in peace.   hen I heard our Congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all … Continue reading

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It’s Time to End Our State-Sponsored Barbarism


Charles Pierce | Esquire | Reader Supported News | July24, 2014 ALSO SEE: Outrage After US Execution Lasts Two Hours If we’re going to be the only purportedly advanced Western nation that allows our government to kill people, we really ought to … Continue reading

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The Cost of War


Sen. Bernie Sanders | The Boston Globe | Reader Supported News | July 24, 2014 he cost of war is great, and it is far more than the hundreds of billions of dollars we spend on planes, tanks, missiles and guns. … Continue reading

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No, Obama Has Not Failed


Charles Pierce | Esquire | Reader Supported News | July 22, 2014 lmost everyone has had their whack at Thomas Frank’s piece in Salon that argues that Barack Obama has been an incompetent, a sellout, or an incompetent sellout. Here’s Scott … Continue reading

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Ending Detroit’s Water Shut Offs a Good Start


The Detroit Free Press | Reader Supported News | July 22, 2014 n Monday morning, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced that it’s calling a 15-day halt to an aggressive shutoff campaign that has left an unknown number of … Continue reading

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We Need to Rein in ‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks


Elizabeth Warren | Reader Supported News | July 21, 2014 ore than five years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, lawmakers should ask themselves whether they have done … Continue reading

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