Category Archives: Editorial/Opinion/Letters

Change in a Time of Climate Change


Rebecca Solnit | TomDispatch | Reader Supported News | September 18, 2014 here have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you … Continue reading

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Can the Climate Crisis Finally Force Us to Change Our Broken System?


Rebecca Solnit | The Nation | September 18, 2014 A dried up river bed in Gansu province, China (Reuters/China Daily)  This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest … Continue reading

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Obama’s Surrender to War


The Editors | The Nation | September 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool) Too often in the United States, when responding to international crises, we equate “doing something” with “doing something military.” In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, George … Continue reading

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The Billionaire, the NSA and the No-Fly List: America’s ‘State Secret’ Obsession Has Gone Too Far


Trevor Timm | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | September 17, 2014 n lawsuits challenging NSA mass surveillance, torture and drone strikes on Americans in recent years, the US government has turned what was once a narrow legal privilege into … Continue reading

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Give the Homeless Homes


James Surowiecki | The New Yorker | Reader Supported News | September 17, 2014 n 2005, Utah set out to fix a problem that’s often thought of as unfixable: chronic homelessness. The state had almost two thousand chronically homeless people. … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate March: Meet the Next Movement of Movements


Naomi Klein | NaomiKlein.org | Reader Supported News | September 17, 2014 he most important climate gathering next week will not be happening at the UN, but in the streets: thousands upon thousands of us will be sounding the climate alarm, … Continue reading

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No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets


Bill Boyarsky   This unidentified veteran, pictured in 2012, was fortunate to find transitional housing for female vets in Nashville, Tenn. AP/Mark Humphrey The female veteran had been raped twice in the service. The first time was at the Twentynine … Continue reading

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Why Americans Know About Sports But So Little About the World


Noam Chomsky | AlterNet | Reader Supported News | September 16, 2014 The way the system is set up, there is virtually nothing people can do anyway to influence the real world.   UESTION: You’ve written about the way that professional … Continue reading

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US signs formal alliance with the beheaders


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Here’s What Happened When 13 States Raised the Minimum Wage (Hint: Job Growth Didn’t Implode)


Danny Vinik | New Republic | Reader Supported News | September 16, 2014 t’s very rare these days to hear any good news about wages of low-income Americans. But Elise Gould, of the Economic Policy Institute, delivered exactly that in a … Continue reading

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