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Angry about Arizona

Arizona’s harsh new immigration law is creating blowback, Christine Ahn and Linda Burnham assert in a Foreign Policy In Focus column.

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Banks Put on Notice

The Senate has passed an amendment to the Wall Street reform bill to prevent lenders from earning money by deliberately steering homeowners to risky loans and mortgages they can’t afford.

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American Power Act

American Power Act

In introducing the “American Power Act,” one would think that Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) would be mindful of the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.

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Baseball Boycott

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the nation’s only Latino senator, is calling on the Major League Baseball Players Association to boycott baseball’s 2011 all-star game in Phoenix.

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Europe’s Sick of U.S. Nukes

Europe wants the United States to remove the nuclear weapons it stockpiled across the continent during the Cold War, the Associated Press reports.

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The State of Motherhood

The one day a year when we honor our mothers has come and gone again. If you’re a mom, you probably got some burnt toast and better-than-usual attention from your family. Kudos. But after the flowers fade and land in the garbage, and the dishes are re-washed (by guess who?), what happens next? When it comes to national policy, not much.

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What Would Palin Do?

What Would Palin Do?

I know she’s not an oil engineer, but she’s recently stayed at a Holiday Inn Express and is a Fox News television commentator to boot. She knows things. Moreover, she is one of the most vocal advocates of indiscriminate oil exploration. Remember the cries of “Drill, Baby Drill” that rang through her campaign rallies a year and a half ago? That’s her mantra.

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Let’s Treat the Planet Better

Who would believe that modern-day pirates are some of nature’s best friends? It seems that those troublesome Somali buccaneers have scared off the cursed international factory trawlers from a long stretch of African coastline, thus allowing fish stocks to revive. This is a bonanza for local populations.

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Child Hunger and Obesity: A Double-Edged Sword

When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we’re currently confronted with a double-edged sword. On one hand, we face a growing epidemic of child obesity that’s harming both our kids’ health and their quality of life. Even as adult obesity has doubled in recent years, we’ve seen child obesity triple. And from the very worthwhile efforts of First Lady Michelle Obama to draw attention to this issue to the recent report which found that 27 percent of young adults are too overweight to serve in the military, this trend has rightfully been much publicized.

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