Steve Breyman, Truthout: Recent good ozone news is due to bad climate news. Even more troublesome, the Montreal Protocol, which is the source of the so-called good news, is not the model for a climate treaty its proponents claim.
Eisa Ulen, Truthout: Thomas Allen Harris’ movie Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, inspired by Deborah Willis’ book, Reflections in Black: African America Photographers from 1840 – Present, provides a new image of American life and history for everyone.
Michael Nevradakis, Truthout: The “controlled chaos” of the late 20th Century Greek broadcast media landscape hid extensive political manipulation of content in plain sight.
Jake Bernstein, ProPublica: A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator – and its history of deference to banks.
Joeva Rock, Foreign Policy In Focus: Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration’s deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.
Marianela Jarroud, Inter Press Service: Chile, one of the most conservative countries in Latin America, is getting ready for an unprecedented debate on the legalization of therapeutic abortion. It’s expected to be approved this year.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: The idea that unemployment benefits are being paid to those who simply don’t want to work is a fantasy concocted by conservatives that isn’t borne out by the facts.
Renee Schoof, McClatchy DC: The VA announced it will cover health care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic water at Camp Lejeune, as promised two years ago.
Jeff Bryant, Campaign For America’s Future: Whether Democrats can overcome the staggering odds against them this election remains to be seen. But one thing is clear: Democratic candidates in these contests and others need to make support for public education front-and-center of their campaigns.
Robert Parry, Consortium News: The longer President Obama has been in office the less honest he has become, a problem growing more apparent in his second term as he reads speeches containing information that he knows to be false or at least highly misleading, Robert Parry recounts.
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