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Peter Cannavo

Blog Entries by Peter Cannavo

When Rights Become Toxic

(9) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 4:37 PM

The dramatic turnaround in views about same-sex marriage says hopeful things about Americans' capacity for tolerance, empathy, and fairness, and about our willingness to prize family in all its forms. Moreover, the struggle for marriage equality is the latest chapter in a larger effort to extend equal rights and dignity...

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The Real Frankenstorm

(12) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 11:36 AM

As forecasters in the Northeast predict a major storm they have labeled "Frankenstorm" -- the confluence of Hurricane Sandy with other weather conditions -- another, less visible perfect storm with potentially much more devastating consequences has been developing throughout the last few decades. Climate change and its resulting dramatic consequences...

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Individualism or Independence?

(7) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 5:59 PM

Back in March, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan inveighed against government assistance: "We don't want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people into lives of dependency and complacency, that drains them of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives."...

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