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Wednesday, August 22,2012
Commentary

As the world grows: The rich, the poor, the hungry

By Gwynne Dyer
Two months ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast the biggest maize (corn) harvest in history: 376 million tons.
Sunday, August 19,2012
Commentary

Paul Ryan: Man with a plan, from the fiscal to the physical

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The floundering Romney campaign was thrown a life ring of sorts last week, from aboard the USS Wisconsin, a decommissioned U.S. Navy vessel based in Norfolk, Va.
Sunday, August 12,2012
Commentary

On gun laws, bipartisan consensus, not gridlock, is the issue

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Another mass murder, another shooting spree, leaving bodies bullet-riddled by a legally obtained weapon. This time, it was Oak Creek, Wisc., at a Sikh temple, as people gathered for their weekly worship.
Sunday, August 12,2012
Commentary

Your chance to say whatever you want - 8-13-12

Taxes increasing? "I went back to look at my pay stubs from the past few years, to see if (another commenter's) argument had any truth, and what I found was… no, it does not, at least not for me.
Wednesday, August 8,2012
Commentary

Your chance to say whatever you like

Burr Oak Lodge: "I visited the lodge earlier last year when my friend was planning a wedding there. I thought the lodge was really beautiful but it was really showing its age.
Sunday, August 5,2012
Commentary

Obama kills weapons treaty

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

Quick: What is more heavily regulated, global trade of bananas or battleships? In late June, activists gathered in New York's Times Square to make the absurd point, that, unbelievably, "there are more rules governing your ability to trade a banana from one country to the next than governing your ability to trade an AK-47 or a military helicopter."

Wednesday, August 1,2012
Commentary

Bad days in Burma, as security forces target a Muslim minority

By Gwynne Dyer
At last somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

Can Syria avoid ethnic cleansing?

By Gwynne Dyer
In war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four, said Napoleon, and the past few days have seen a sudden and drastic shift in the balance of moral power in Syria.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

United States’ gun laws: Guilty by reason of insanity

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., reportedly amassed his huge arsenal with relative ease. Some of these weapons were illegal as recently as eight years ago.
Sunday, July 29,2012
Commentary

A nice stroll around Athens turns ugly

By Anne Li
After two months of travelling separately in China, my 15-year-old friend and I, an 18-year-old, decided to reunite uptown, where we planned to eat dinner and share stories and a cold dessert somewhere.
 
 
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