Sep 28, 2011

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September 28, 2011

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Wangari Maathai: The Mushrooms and the Canopy Both Need Light
LAURA FLANDERS | Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, died September 25, in Kenya. In this interview with Laura Flanders from 2009, she reiterated the responsibility of all countries, industrialized and developing, to live within their means.
For State Department Employees, Freedom Isn't Free
PETER VAN BUREN | Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.
Beltway Buzzes About Coca-Cola's Bogus Tax Complaint
GEORGE ZORNICK | The CEO of Coca-Cola says American taxes place his company at a disadvantage—but he should be the last one to complain.
Government Shutdown Averted—Again
GEORGE ZORNICK | This time, the Democrats stood strong and the Tea Party did most of the backing down.
Terrible Ten in Congress
KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL | Do we invest in affordable housing, or a mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes? Congress's "Terrible Ten" force the poor to sacrifice for breaks for the rich.

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