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Setting Their Hair on Fire (NYT)
President Obama, with a significantly bolder and better plan than expected, tries to get action on unemployment.
Food Emergency: How the World Bank and IMF Has Made African Famine Inevitable (AlterNet)
Lending policies pushed by the World Bank and IMF transformed a self-sufficient, food-producing Africa into a continent vulnerable to food emergencies and famine.
Perry Tales: Rick Is Not Who He Says He Is (Creators)
Here’s a particularly revealing stat that the Perry pixies don’t want us to see: On his watch as governor, Texas added more minimum wage jobs than all the other 49 states combined.
Two Questions at the Heart of Bin Laden’s Jihad (Bloomberg)
When Osama bin Laden began his war on America in 1996, he was posing two questions. The first was: What is Islam? The second question bin Laden posed was: What is America?
Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ (Rolling Stone)
The inside story of 2002 album ‘Riot Act’ and the band’s collaborative dynamic from Pearl Jam’s upcoming oral history.
Bu$hleaguer – Pearl Jam