Monthly Archives: March 2015

The ‘iEverything’ Economy May Require the Redistributional Imperative

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. At its prime in 1988, Kodak, the iconic American photography company, had 145,000 employees. In 2012, Kodak filed…

NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Images Now Available to Public

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, are now available to the public online from NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft. “NEOWISE is a vital asset in NASA’s program to find objects that truly represent an impact hazard to Earth,” Lindley Johnson, program executive…

Ted Cruz for President?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Rafael Edward Cruz is running for president. Boy howdy. By all accounts Ted Cruz is bright and formidable. He’s a powerful speaker. His academic accomplishments are impressive. His career trajectory just prior to politics is downright imposing. There’s a certain…

Charter School Movement About Tax Breaks, Not Helping Kids

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Education Matters – By Larry Lee – It is said that “confession is good for the soul.” With this being the case, the legislators who wrote the Alabama Accountability Act in 2013 are now sleeping better. When this bill was written the people of Alabama were told…

The Palestinian-Israeli Two-State Solution was Dead Anyway

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Nicholas Sheppard – Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to walk back his declaration, made late in the contentious political campaign, that no Palestinian state would be established on his watch. His new assertion appeared to do nothing to assuage an irate Obama…

East Coast Versus West Coast: The Best Place to be a Snowbird

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Bob Wells – I just got back to Arizona after visiting my mom for three weeks in Florida and while I was there I went to a small gathering of East coast vandwellers that are all on the cheaprvliving.com forums. I was delighted for the chance…

New NASA Mission Launched to Study Environmental Changes on Ocean Health

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle. Tentatively scheduled to launch in 2022, the Pre-Aerosol Clouds and…

The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well. What’s behind this? Two big facts. First, American corporations exert far more political…

After Selma: From White Sheets to Spreadsheets

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Greg Palast – I hate to spoil a happy ending. The movie “Selma,” like this week’s commemorations of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma, Ala., 50 years ago, celebrates America’s giant leap from apartheid. Half a century ago Alabama state troopers and a mob of…

After Selma, What’s Next for Black America?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Donald Watkins – This weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. I did not attend the celebratory events this weekend. I am still deeply troubled by the fact that today’s civil rights movement has morphed into an endless cycle of commemorative events and celebratory…

Citizen Four: Ed Snowden is No Traitor

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — What’s mind blowing about the whole Snowden thing is not what huge deal it was, it’s what a huge deal it is. To my dismay I have become cynical, so it occurred to me at the…

Will the 2016 Democratic Nominee Take on Moneyed Interests?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – It’s seed time for the 2016 presidential elections, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for President, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the American middle…

Installing Solar Panels on Your Camper Van or RV

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Bob Wells – While solar power has been around for a long time now, for most of us it was so expensive we couldn’t really afford it. And if we could afford it we found it too confusing to figure out what we needed and how…