Views for 2008-09-26

Friday, September 26, 2008
Danny Schechter
Are We On The Verge of The Deluge?
New York - The Hank and Ben Show was doing so well in the ratings. They crafted a plan -- ok, only 3 pages but still a prodigious effort in an era when so few can agree on the need for heat on a...
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McCain Has a Meltdown of His Own
John McCain is rapidly making his temperament an inescapable issue in the presidential campaign. Does the nation really want so much drama in the White House? McCain's performance in recent days has...
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Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
Drinking at the Public Fountain
In the last few years, the world's largest financial institutions and pension funds, from Goldman Sachs to Australia's Macquarie Bank, have figured out that old, trustworthy utilities and...
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Amitabh Pal
Financial Debacle Discredits US Economic Model
The United States has been relentlessly preaching the mantras of liberalization, privatization and deregulation to the rest of the world. After the recent nationalizations and governmental...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Palin's Big Oil infatuation
I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday...
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Walden Bello
Wall Street Meltdown Primer
Many on Wall Street and the rest of us are still digesting the momentous events of the last 10 days. Between one and three trillion dollars worth of financial assets have evaporated. Wall Street has...
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Glenn Greenwald
Correction on Sarah Palin
Three weeks ago -- before Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson was announced -- I mocked the idea that the McCain campaign was afraid to have Palin face our mighty press corps, and I defended...
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Robert Weissman
Getting Wall Street Pay Reform Right
There's mounting talk on Capitol Hill that a Wall Street bailout will include some limits on executive compensation, as well as contradictory reports about whether a deal on controlling executive pay...
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David Michael Green
America's Elephant In The Room
The second most astonishing thing about American politics is that John McCain and Sarah Palin have a respectable chance of winning the White House in 2008. (Or, for that matter, that any Republican...
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Hank Kalet
The Pyramids Crumble
There was a time when Americans made things. People from Central Jersey still can view the massive slogan afixed to the Trenton bridge crossing the Delaware River on Business Route 1: "Trenton Makes...
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Bill Quigley
Shame: The US War Against Unarmed Working Mothers
Is this what our nation has come to? War against unarmed working mothers? Have we no shame? Dozens of petite young mothers gathered this week in the parking lot outside the U.S. Department of...
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Thom Hartmann
How Wall Street Can Bail Itself Out Without Destroying The Dollar
For Grover "Drown Government In The Bathtub" Norquist, this bailout deal will work out very well. At a proposed cost of $4,780 per taxpayer, it'll further the David Stockman strategy of so indebting...
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