Archive for November 4, 2014


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The Long, Shameful History of American Terrorism

President Obama should call our country’s history of supporting insurgents abroad for what it is.

BY NOAM CHOMSKY

EXCLUSIVE: 19.7 Million Finance and Insurance Workers Subject to Political Lobbying By Their Bosses

Confidential documents reveal a stunning number of workers are being fed political information by their employers.

BY SPENCER WOODMAN

Billionaire-Backed Group Spends Unprecedented $290K in Minneapolis School Board Race

When the 8th richest person in the U.S. is donating $100K in a local school board race, chances are they have a corporate agenda to push.

BY SARAH LAHM

The cult of optimism is part of a longstanding tendency on the Right: confusing patriotism with burying your head in the sand.

BY RICK PERLSTEIN
A brief history of online violence against women.
BY SADY DOYLE
When only white people vote, only white people get elected.
BY AMARIS MONTES AND ZACK AVRE

Meet the new generation of oral historians.

BY THEO ANDERSON
According to a new documentary, we’re all responsible for the BP disaster.
BY PATRICIA AUFDERHEIDE

Finally, more of Chris Marker’s work is becoming available in the U.S.

BY MICHAEL ATKINSON

The seeds that sowed much of the racist strife in Ferguson started with housing policy

BY JOSHUA HOLLAND

COMMENTARY

New voter legislation is an unwelcome blast from the past.

BY JOEL BLEIFUSS

Union-busting Gov. Scott Walker on the minimum wage: “I don’t think it serves a purpose.”

BY DAVID SIROTA

VIDEOS

In this episode of the “We the Economy” project, James Schamus explores why we are all acting more like banks ourselves.

In another episode, James Schamus explains the real value of a dollar.

WORKING IN THESE TIMES

Meet Jess Spear, the Socialist and Climate Scientist Running for Washington’s State House

A colleague of Kshama Sawant may be giving Washington’s longest serving State House Speaker a run for his money.

BY ARI PAUL

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