Views for 2008-09-18

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Jason Flores-Williams
Screw Wall Street
I must admit, watching the Dow tank 500 points on Monday felt something like fun. All those dazed and confused investment bankers walking out of the Lehman Brothers offices with plants in their hands...
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Steve Fraser
Wall Street and Washington: How the Rules of the Game Have Changed
What is Washington to do as the financial system collapses? Clearly, stark differences in approach as well as in public policy have already emerged. Bail-out Bear Stearns and pump up the brokerage...
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Amy Goodman
Wall Street Socialists
The financial crisis gripping the U.S. has the largest banks and insurance companies begging for massive government bailouts. The banking, investment, finance and insurance industries, long the foes...
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Steve Almond
Supporting Our Troops
Perhaps the most insidious byproduct of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a reflexive sanctification of the military. To put this in bumper stickerese: Support the Troops. Well, I have an ugly...
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Robert C. Koehler
Goo-Goo America
Say you've got a global agenda that's far too important to leave to chance -- wars to fight, quagmires to feed, interests to protect, secrets to hide. Staying in power is crucial.
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Harvey Wasserman
The Senate's 'Drill Drill Drill' Bill Hides Nuke Power Mega-Theft
The McCain/Palin push for endless oil drilling is being used as a smokescreen to gouge a half-trillion or more taxpayer dollars in subsidies and loan guarantees to build new atomic reactors. The mega...
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Tim Enstice
Does Your Child's School Get an A+ in Lunch?
When I was in school, lessons were done with a No. 2 pencil and a composition notebook. The "three R's" were reading, writing and 'rithmetic, and mystery meat was the main option in the school...
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Sally Kohn
Exploiting Poverty Caused the Financial Crisis
Sure, the CEOs and hedge fund managers were greedy. There's no question that wealth and the pursuit thereof led to the sub-prime fiasco and the decline of Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch and more...
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Kathleen C. Barry
Using Pseudo-science at HHS
I thought the battle for women's rights had largely been won but the extremists are coming out of the closet with their real agenda, the assault on birth control. This fringe has won converts for its...
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