Archive for November 21, 2014


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TOP STORIES THIS WEEK

The Real Winner of the Midterms: Wall Street

The crop of newly elected politicians from last week’s elections are likely to increase profits for banks while further cutting public sector workers’ pensions.

BY DAVID SIROTA

Republicans pulled together in the midterms to continue waging war on workers, the planet and democracy. Democrats ran from each other.

BY DAVID MOBERG

With Net Neutrality, Obama Finally Takes a Principled Stand

By calling for the reclassification of broadband as a utility, the president has opened the lanes for a truly free and open Internet.

BY MARK STANLEY


Chicago Progressives’ Midterms Performance Actually Wasn’t That Bad

Far from wringing their hands about last week’s election’s implications, Chicago progressives should take heart at their performance.

BY MARILYN KATZ

A former Army Ranger says he doesn’t want to be thanked for his service–he wants politicians to stop sending young soldiers off to die.

BY RORY FANNING
The new sci-fi thriller is beautiful, but tells the same old story: A guy with a dead wife nobly pursues blowing things up.
BY SADY DOYLE
Rasmea Odeh faces up to 10 years in a U.S. prison and deportation for failing to disclose a criminal history that was allegedly the result of physical and sexual torture.
BY CHRISTA SMITH

WORKING IN THESE TIMES

Students to Teach for America CEOs: You Are ‘Complicit’ in Attacks on Public Education

Student activists didn’t mince any words about the damage the group is doing to teachers and students.

BY ARI PAUL

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