Articles of Interest
January 08, 2014, 1:00am

By Ruth Rosen, Open Democracy

As the 2014 midterm elections loom on the horizon, American Republicans fear they may lose a sizable female vote because they have spent the last eight years vilifying women and voting against their major concerns.… Read more »

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January 08, 2014, 1:00am

One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a “redistributionist.” Yet 2013 marked one of the biggest redistributions in recent American history. It was a redistribution upward, from average working … Read more »

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January 06, 2014, 5:00am

By CORAL DAVENPORT

WASHINGTON — As a young naval officer in Vietnam, John Kerry commanded a Swift boat up the dangerous rivers of the Mekong Delta. But when he returned there last month as secretary of state for the first … Read more »

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January 06, 2014, 5:00am

Original Cheerios, one of America’s favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that original Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients.

The company explains that the oats … Read more »

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January 02, 2014, 11:00am

By Sen. Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News

With minimum wages set to go up on New Year’s Day in Vermont and 12 other states, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today renewed his call for an increase in the federal minimum … Read more »

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December 31, 2013, 2:00am

By Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine

Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change – for the better.

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. Typhoon … Read more »

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December 23, 2013, 2:00am

The NRA says arming more adults will protect kids—but most are killed at home, our investigation shows, often with unsecured guns.

This article is best viewed by clicking here:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/children-killed-guns-newtown-anniversary… Read more »

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December 23, 2013, 2:00am

By Charles Pierce, Esquire

There were three less-acknowledged, and obviously weaker, intellectual pillars supporting the Affordable Care Act. One was that republican governors would accept the Medicaid expansion because, free money! We have seen how well that worked out. The … Read more »

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December 22, 2013, 3:00am

By Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone

Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas.

As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown … Read more »

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December 18, 2013, 4:00am

By Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal

Sporting a motley mix of rain gear, some 700 people trickled into a 7-Eleven parking lot on the south end of town by noon. Among the crowd were most of the key figures … Read more »

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