Charles M Smith, Truthout: The roots of the Affordable Care Act web site failures may start in the Reagan Administration’s fixation with contracting out federal services, even when they were performed better and at less cost by the government.
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh, Yes! Magazine: The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
Javier Sethness, Truthout: John P. Clark’s latest book represents a crucial contribution to the struggle against the oppression of capitalism and patriarchy by encouraging the intervention of a mass-confluence of anarcho-communist – or communitarian anarchist – socio-political movements.
David Zucchino, LA Times: The American commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai to apologize for an airstrike that killed at least one Afghan civilian and badly wounded two others.
L Michael Hager, Truthout: Michael Hager points out the glaring gaps in mainstream media news coverage and how it has created a society of citizens forced to navigate through a sea of misinformation.
Maeve McClenaghan and David Smith, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Fifteen months after the massacre that left 34 striking miners shot dead and 78 wounded, executives from British-owned Lonmin, have still not yet been called to appear before the official commission of inquiry into the massacre.
Lynn Parramore, AlterNet: As Pope Francis’ latest indictment against free market capitalism takes its cue from atheist economist Karl Marx, Lynne Parramore explains how this is not the first time the church has shaped its views with the words of this 19th century philosopher.
Staff, Making Contact National Radio Project: One in three native women have been victims of sexual assault and the murder rate of indigenous women is consistently higher than the national average. Andrea Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocideexplains the connection between violence against women, and the colonization of native lands and bodies.
Robin Marty, Care2: The Supreme Court has agreed to review complaints over the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which will allow them to decide whether private corporations have the right to deny employees birth control coverage because of the company owners’ “religious or moral” beliefs.
Jim Hightower, OtherWords: Shouldn’t Sam Walton’s heirs at least pony up a pittance from their prodigious inheritance for a few turkey-and-sweet-potato dinners on Thanksgiving for their own underpaid employees instead of asking for donations?
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