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Furthermore! – Weekend Reading for February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012


Furthermore! – Weekend Reading for February 26, 2012

For this weekend’s reading list we have articles on experts agreeing that we should not attack Iran, the Obama Administration’s corporate tax reform proposal, debunking myths about poverty and the safety net, and climate scientists fighting back against climate deniers.

If you have any feedback on any of these articles, or would like to recommend an article for next weekend’s reading list, please let us know in the comments section below, or at the Winning Progressive Facebook page.

Experts Say Iran Attack is Irrational, Yet Hawks Are Winning the Debate – Why is the media promoting the war hawks’ efforts to start a war with Iran, even as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the head of Mossad warn it would be a horrible idea.

Administration’s Corporate Tax Reform Framework a Promising Start but Falls Short on Raising Revenue – A good overview of the highlights of President Obama’s corporate tax reform proposal, along with its major downside of being revenue neutral. See also this list of Six Tests for Corporate Tax Reform.

Debunking Poverty Myths and Racial Stereotypes – a good debunking of 10 conservative myths about safety net programs and their recipients.

The Inside Story of Climate Scientists Under Siege – Climate scientist Michael Mann, the climate denying Heartland Institute, and the conservative attack on the science of climate change.

  • NCrissieB

    Thank you for these stories, Winning Progressive. The drumbeat for war in Iran especially troubles me. We discussed it some Friday in Campus Question, and the video I posted there speaks my thoughts better than I can. Chris Hayes also led an excellent discussion of it this morning on Up With Chris Hayes. MSNBC should have this week’s videos available soon.

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