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Robert Reich: The “iEverything” and the Redistributional Imperative

Mar 17, 2015

March 17, 2015 - 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 for bankruptcy.

The same year Kodak went under, Instagram,...

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Party smart this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that lies in the middle of March that tends to be overlooked.



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The Oaks at Ojai

Mar 16, 2015

This is a tale of two spas Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up. Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up and how that manifested itself when she visited two spas several decades apart. Or it’s all of these. You decide. In the early ‘80s on a Valentine’s Day weekend,...

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Ann Weir: Crop Subsidies Soar under 2014 Farm Bill “Reforms”

Mar 16, 2015

March 13, 2015 - The 2014 farm bill will prove to be the most expensive ever thanks to new subsidies Congress added on top of the already costly crop insurance program, researchers at the University of Missouri said in an analysis released this week.

The finding came in the U.S. Baseline Briefing Book issued...

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Cecilia Velasco: Thousands of undocumented immigrant students who work hard and play by the rules are being denied the fruits of their labor

Mar 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 - One of the most important lessons I learned growing up was that if I played by the rules and worked hard, I could accomplish anything.

This was — and still is — an American value taught to all children who grow up in this country and attend our public education system.

But...

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CARTOON: Sunshine Week

CARTOON: Sunshine Week

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David Suzuki: It’s time to end the grisly trophy hunt

Mar 13, 2015
David Suzuki: It’s time to end the grisly trophy hunt

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Eric Boehlert: FLASHBACK: When Millions Of Lost Bush White House Emails (From Private Accounts) Triggered A Media Shrug

Mar 13, 2015

March 10, 2015 - Even for a Republican White House that was badly stumbling through George W. Bush's sixth year in office, the revelation on April 12, 2007 was shocking. Responding to congressional demands for emails in connection with its investigatio...

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David Korten: Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea

Mar 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 - President Obama is currently pressing members of Congress to pass Fast-Track authority for a trade and investment agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). If Fast Track passes, it means that Congress must approve or deny the TPP with minimal debate and no amendments. Astonishingly, our lawmakers have not seen the...

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Craig Aaron: A Historic Victory for Net Neutrality

Mar 13, 2015

March 11, 2015 - In the 10 years I’ve spent fighting for Internet freedom as a leader of Free Press, I’ve stood outside the Federal Communications Commission with a megaphone more times than I can count.

I’ve led chants, waved signs, and criticized the agency for serving big companies instead of the American public.

But at...

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