Jim Hightower highlights a mountaintop removal mining breakthrough and Donald Kaul reviews GOP proposals for slashing federal spending.
Marian Wright Edelman underscores the importance of preserving America’s landmark health care reform and Dave Saldana warns about Comcast’s potential to “throttle competition and stifle innovation” with its imminent takeover of NBC.
Donald Kaul and John Feffer reflect on the insane national context for the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.
Jim Cason explains what’s wrong with the unmanned drones the United States is deploying in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Janet Redman compares the recent lackluster climate talks in Cancun with a car wreck and Donald Kaul takes exception to latest trend in Republican flag waving.
William A. Collins reviews the gun lobby’s gains and Jim Hightower urges readers to move their money to small, locally based financial institutions.
Sanho Tree points out some under-reported risks posed by the latest WikiLeaks document dump.
Anupama Joshi and Robert Gottlieb weigh in on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act while Donald Kaul offers his take on Obama’s controversial deal with the GOP on the Bush tax cuts.
Marc Morial addresses school funding inequality and Chuck Collins looks at how Congress might spend the $700 billion in potential revenue from letting Bush’s tax cuts for the richest Americans expire.
As global climate talks get underway in Cancun, Miriam Pemberton calls for more parity in spending on climate and military security and Diana Bronson warns that “geoengineering” fixes for the world’s climate problems could do far more harm than good.
Tiffany Williams calls for raising the minimum wage and Lisa Hajjar highlights the recent conviction of Omar Khadr, a Canadian Guantanamo detainee.
Sarah Anderson highlights the dangers of letting financial wizardry distort our food supply and John Steel makes a call for bringing back American manufacturing.
OtherWords columnist Donald Kaul marvels at the GOP’s “magical” gains in the midterm elections and FCNL’s Joe Volk urges the Senate to ratify the New START nuclear weapons treaty before the year ends.
John Feffer ponders a new sitcom that treats outsourcing as a gag and Larry Cox calls on the state of Georgia to not execute Troy Davis.
Donald Kaul muses about this year’s “screwball” elections and William A. Collins calls for making the rich pay taxes instead of averting them with sneaky yet routine ploys.