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[Environment]

A Fossil-Fueled Market Bubble

By Brett Fleishman

 

Why hasn’t Wall Street imploded over this yet? Well, remember how “nobody” could see the housing bubble coming?

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[Economics]

How to End California’s Water Crisis

By Polly Cleveland and Mason Gaffney

 

California farmers get their water free, or close to free. Any of us who have taken elementary economics should be shouting from the rooftops or blasting through cyberspace: if you make something free, you will get waste and shortages!

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[Media]

Good News and Bad News about News

By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A.
Collins

 

The news business does look better than it did not long ago. How about the actual quality of what’s being reported? It's generally bad.

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[National Security]

A Tortured Twist on Ethics

By Yosef Brody

 

Why isn't the American Psychological Association pursuing ethics charges against psychologist John Leso for abuses he helped carry out at the Guantánamo prison?

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[Foreign Policy]

The Diplomatic Dance with Iran

By Chris Toensing

 

Iran might stumble but the Obama administration should take the greatest possible care not to trip its partner.

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[Economics]

A Long, Gilded Life

By Sam Pizzigati

 

The last link between America's plutocratic past and present has left us.

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[Politics]

No-Fault Gun Laws

By Peter Lindstrom

 

The increasing number of lax gun laws in many states are one reason all gun deaths (homicide, suicide and accident) been growing steadily since 2000.

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[Economics]

You Get What You Don’t Pay For

By Ryan Alexander

 

No matter how hard lawmakers try to close their eyes, click their heels, and hope for the best, they can’t make highway funding magically appear. But that doesn’t stop them fiddling and flailing as they burn through the Highway Trust Fund.

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[Politics]

America Has Long Been Twitchy about Its Sphere of Influence

By Jim Sleeper

 

The best reasons to impose strong sanctions against Russian-nationalist tyranny aren’t anthropological but liberal and, yes, geopolitical.

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