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Notes on journalism for the common good
by Lindsay Beyerstein

#Sidney's Picks: Must Amazon.com Be Stopped?

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Katha Pollitt Makes the Case For Abortion Without Apology

In her new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, the feminist Nation columnist and poet Katha Pollitt urges pro-choicers to embrace abortion as a positive social good. The book makes a bold case in lucid and often acerbically funny prose. Pollitt deftly dissects the muddled thinking that characterizes our national abortion debate. I review the book in the latest issue of The American Prospect. 

#Sidney's Picks: NLRB Rules that Facebook "Likes" Are Protected

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McClatchy and ProPublica Win October Sidney for Exposing Multi-Billion Dollar Tax Scam

McClatchy and ProPublica spent a year delving into the multi-billion-dollar tax scam of misclassification in the construction industry and beyond. Read our Back Story interview with Barbara Barrett, National Editor at McClatchy, who helped oversee this mammoth undertaking.

Philly Teachers' Union Faces "the Nuclear Option" from Ed Reform Commission

The Philadelphia Education Reform Commission deployed what observers are calling "the nuclear option" on the city's teachers' union, cancelling their contract on Monday, unilaterally and without notice:Continue reading...

#Sidney's Picks: Poverty; an Emmy in the Family; and Oral Roberts

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