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Unfinished Business of Executive Pay Reform

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Most analysts of the high-finance meltdown that ushered in the Great Recession have concluded that excessive compensation was a key causal factor. Outrageously high rewards gave executives an incentive to behave outrageously, to take the sorts of reckless risks that would eventually endanger our entire economy. Our nation's leading political players have sought, sometimes with grand fanfare, to... Leer más

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Dos cosas seguras en la vida: la muerte y los impuestos

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Paz y Seguridad
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Ese cliché en Estados Unidos de hoy debiera ser reformulado: “Los impuestos son igual a la muerte”.  El presupuesto  militar de EE.UU. en 2010 es el único en el mundo que absorbe la parte del león del presupuesto federal, con la justificación de la seguridad, pero en realidad para realizar una guerra en apariencia permanente. La cantidad gastada en los militares es... Leer más

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Revenge of the Deficit-Haters

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Peace & Security
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Death and Taxes
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That cliché in modern America should get re-worded: “Taxes Equal Death.” In 2010, unique in the world, the US military budget absorbs the lion’s share of the federal budget, under the aegis of security but actually to wage seemingly permanent war.  The amount spent on the military equals approximately what all other nations together allocate for “defense.”... Leer más

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Gross Media Negligence

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"The average Washington correspondent is content to write what he is spoon-fed by the government’s press officers."... Leer más

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Why the U.S. won't cut ties with Israel, no matter how extreme its government gets

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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Rumors are floating around about why Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak was in Washington – again – last week when Israel’s official top diplomat, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is nowhere to be seen. This was Barak’s seventh visit to DC; Lieberman has been here exactly once.... Leer más

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Misguided U.S. economic policies drive many Mexicans to come here

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Alternative Regionalisms
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President Barack Obama did the right thing by supporting comprehensive immigration reform that would place millions of undocumented workers on the path to citizenship. Obama even went a step further, suing the state of Arizona for its unconstitutional and racially profiling immigration law. That law would punish and divide families, many of whose members have worked years for this country.... Leer más

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Más de la burda negligencia de los medios

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Alternativas en el Sector Público
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"El corresponsal promedio de Washington se contenta con escribir la papilla que le dan los funcionarios de prensa del gobierno." – I. F. Stone, 1953.... Leer más

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Obama’s Nuclear Postures

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review
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In his first official statement after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, President Harry Truman claimed the new weapon as a fundamental breakthrough in military capability and a uniquely American achievement. The Hiroshima bomb, he said, was “more than two thousand times the blast power of…the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare,” drawing its enormous destructive force from “a... Leer más

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A Tale Of Two Extraditions

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The US government demanded that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding extradite a drug dealer. When Venezuela made similar demands on Washington, for arguably the Hemisphere’s most notorious terrorist, the Justice Department brushed off the request.... Leer más

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BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-Disaster

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Renewables
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Environmental Justice
Corporate Power
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On June 15th, in their testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the chief executives of America’s leading oil companies argued that BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was an aberration - something that would not have occurred with proper corporate oversight and will not happen again once proper safeguards are put in place. This is fallacious, if not an... Leer más

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