Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

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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When the War Comes Home


Scott Galindez | Reader Supported News | July 21, 2014 ur military prides itself on training the best killing machine in the world. Training prepares young men and women for the physical and psychological needs of a soldier. Then those who … Continue reading

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When Dick Cheney Told the Truth About Iraq


Uwe Reinhardt | The Globalist | Reader Supported News | July 21, 2014   Before becoming vice president, Cheney acknowledged the country could disintegrate following a U.S. invasion   tephan Richter’s recent “Iraq’s Predictable Fate” notes that then German Chancellor Gerhard … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: “Or We Can Fight Back”


Charles Pierce | Esquire | Reader Supported News | July 19, 2014 f you ignored the signs, and the buttons, and the plastic straw hats, and the people in every corner of the ballroom bleeding from the teeth at the simple … Continue reading

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When the Public Square Is in Cyberspace: Why Democracy Demands Net Neutrality


Zoe Sherman | Dollars & Sense | Truthout | July 17, 2014 It is sometimes hard to remember how young the Internet really is. Many of the people I know first ventured online (starting with email) around 1995. For the technologically savvy, … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Why the Real Story About Obamacare Is Not Being Told


Janet Allon | AlterNet | Reader Supported News | July 17, 2014 n immense policy success is slipping under the radar. Paul Krugman proposes an interesting theory in today’s column about why the success of Obamacare is a story that is … Continue reading

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What Do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Women’s Economic Security?


Kathleen Geier, Sarah Jaffe and Sheila Bapat | The Nation | Reader Supported News | July 17, 2014 In the final days of its 2013–14 term, the Supreme Court handed down three rulings of major consequence for women. In Burwell v. … Continue reading

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