Views for 2008-10-11

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Boston Globe Editorial
Subprime Scapegoats
AMID A GLOBAL financial crisis that began with unsustainable loans to people with bad credit, it was only a matter of time before apologists for Wall Street excesses would try to pin the blame on the...
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Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman
GOP Attacks on American Voters Turn Desperate, Ugly and Dangerous
The GOP assault on American voters has hit full stride as the economy and John McCain tank in synch. With just over three weeks until election day, the Republicans have mounted an all-out attack...
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Mark Weisbrot
Wall Street Bailout Won't Do Much to Help Ailing Economy
It is now clear the approval by Congress of President Bush's $700 bailout package on Friday October 3rd has done nothing to ease the current financial crisis. Credit markets have worsened for several...
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Donna Smith
My Heart is Breaking Again Today
CHICAGO - You'd think I'd get over it already. After reading so many patient horror stories and knowing how many people are hurting for healthcare, you'd think I'd have thicker skin. But I sat alone...
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Isabel Macdonald
The Anti-Muslim Smear Machine Strikes Again?
In the midst of remarkably cynical election-time mud-slinging, the Obsession campaign is truly in a class of its own.
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David Michael Green
This Just In: Greed Is Not Good
So, um, prolly you've heard by now that we're having this little problem with the economy, eh?
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Robert Fisk
'Collateral Damage' or Targeted Killing, the Effect Is Much the Same
All kinds of horrors flop on to my Beirut doormat. There's The Independent's mobile phone bill, a slew of blood-soaked local Lebanese newspapers - "Saleh Aridi's blood consolidates [Druze]...
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