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On Climate Change, We’re Heading Into the Rapids All Wrong

Lately, as I ponder our societal response, or lack of it, to the challenging times ahead – the droughts and floods and heat waves and crop failures, which we’ve tasted only as appetizers A kayaker on the Payette River in Idaho. (Photo: Flickr/creative commons/Rick Hobson)so far – I find myself recalling one of the scariest moments of my life.

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Hank Greenberg Should Be Shot into Space For Suing the Government over the AIG Bailout

Matt Taibbi

A lot of people are wondering what to think about the news that the board of AIG is considering joining the lawsuit filed by former AIG head Maurice "Hank" Greenberg against the Fed and the U.S.

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Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

Phyllis Bennis

Chuck Hagel isn’t anyone I’d pick to be in a position of power. He’s a conservative Republican, a military guy who volunteered to fight in Vietnam. According to Forbes magazine, during Hagel’s tenure in the Senate “he favored school prayer, missile defense and drilling in Alaska, while opposing abortion, same-sex marriage and limits on assault guns. He voted in favor of every defense authorization bill that came up during the dozen years he served, while opposing extension of Medicare benefits to prescription drugs.

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Excusing Torture, Again

Ray McGovern

Would-be tough guys like former CIA torturer-in-chief José A. Rodriguez Jr. brag that “enhanced interrogation” of terrorists – or doing what the rest of us would call “torturing” – has made Americans safer by eliciting tidbits of information that advanced the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.Jose Rodriguez, former director of operations for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Social Issues Are Economic Issues (Exhibit 1,463)

Bryce Covert

We’re barely more than a week into 2013, but Michigan has been very busy lately. As a pre-holiday gift to workers, Governor Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law after the Republican-controlled state house passed it 58-51, making the payment of union dues voluntary for most unions and thus severely weakening their power.

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In the Wake of Newtown: Still Clinging to Guns, Religion, and Abortion in Kansas

The quote deemed disastrous during President Obama’s 2008 campaign about small town people “clinging to their guns and religion” rings true in Kansas. You cannot throw a rock in the Kansas legislature without hitting a pro-gun, anti-choice politician.

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AIG Investors Break the World Record for Arrogance

William Greider

Wall Street’s ingratitude is not exactly a secret. After Washington came to the rescue four years ago with the $800 billion bank bailout and ignored flagrant criminal behavior in high places, the nation’s biggest banks returned the favor with malice—an army of lobbyists to gut reform legislation, a tidal wave of political cash to defeat the Democratic president and elect banker-friendly Republicans.

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All of Earth Now a Mercury Hotspot

Derrick Z. Jackson

Nearly a year ago, I interviewed David Evers, the executive director of Maine’s Biodiversity Research Institute, on the revelation that insect-eating inland songbirds can accumulate mercury at dangerous levels every bit as much as fish-eating river and coastal birds. He called the findings a “game-changing paradigm shift” for understanding mercury’s pernicious presence.

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US Banks Win Mortgage Fraud Settlement, Borrowers Lose

Pratap Chatterjee

Ten major U.S. banks settled charges of illegally kicking people out of their homes for pennies on the dollar, under two agreements with the government announced this week.

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Human Rights Watch: Time to Stand with Human Rights Defenders

Phyllis Bennis

When the UN Human Rights Council sends its independent investigators, known as Special Rapporteurs, around the globe to investigate the denial of various human rights, it's not unusual for governments accused of violating those rights to go pretty far to keep them out. 

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