Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

Top 10 Epic Reasons Why Americans Should Give a Sh*t About Voting


Victoria Collier and Ben-Zion Ptashnik | Truthout | October 30, 2014 Pop icon Russell Brand raised a ruckus last year when he exhorted, “Don’t vote” to millions of his fans; a radical political directive under fire even by the likes of … Continue reading

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Apple chief Tim Cook’s coming-out ‘will resonate’


James Stewart | The Age | October 31, 2014 Apple chief Tim Cook with U2 at the launch of the new iPhone 6. Photo: Getty Images Tim Cook’s declaration Thursday that “I’m proud to be gay” made him the first … Continue reading

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Blocking the Youth Vote in the South


The Institute for Southern Studies | Reader Supported News | October 30, 2014 irst they were supposed to vote early — in a nightclub. Then students, employees, and faculty at North Carolina’s Appalachian State University were supposed to vote early … Continue reading

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Sarah Lewison: The People’s Monsanto Hearings


Angela Watters | Reader Supported News | October 30, 2014 Artist activist Sarah Lewison. (photo: Angela Watters/Reader Supported News) wenty years ago Sarah Lewison and four female collaborators [1] took off on the first of its kind, but heretofore hard-to-find, … Continue reading

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If That Viral Street Harassment Video Shocked You…You’re Probably a Man


Jessica Valenti | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | October 30, 2014 Women aren’t surprised by video ‘proof’ that sexism exists. We share it because we’re hoping that all men will finally believe that it does, too   here is … Continue reading

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Tim Cook and the End of Gay Rights as a Wedge Issue


Richard Socarides | The New Yorker | Reader Supported News | October 30, 2014 n Thursday morning, the head of one of the world’s most admired companies, Tim Cook, of Apple, announced that he is gay. Although not entirely a surprise, … Continue reading

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Want to Fix Our Dysfunctional Congress? Vote Right Wing Republicans Out of Office


Barney Frank | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | October 29, 2014 Changing congressional rules is a good idea. But that won’t fix a Congress run by people who seek to render government ineffective   recently participated in a panel … Continue reading

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If GOP Takes Senate, Climate Change Deniers Will Control Key Committees


Lee Fang | The National Memo | Reader Supported News | October 29, 2014 t wasn’t long ago that coal executives were openly discussing their dream of Republicans seizing the White House and making Oklahoma senator Jim Inhofe — who believes … Continue reading

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Do Voters Care About the Environment?


Elizabeth Kolbert | The New Yorker | Reader Supported News | October 29, 2014 fter decades of complaining about the influence of big money on politics, environmentalists in this election cycle are spending big money on politics. Tom Steyer, the hedge-fund … Continue reading

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When the Public Has a Right to Classified Information


Conor Friedersdorf | The Atlantic | Reader Supported News | October 29, 2014 The anonymous whistleblower who leaked details about the terror watchlist served the national interest.   onths ago, The Intercept reported that “nearly half of the people on the … Continue reading

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