Views for 2008-11-03

Monday, November 3, 2008
Ken Brociner
Old Dreams, Present Opportunities
I have been doing a lot of soul searching as this momentous election has drawn closer. Of all the hopes and fears that have passed through my mind, one of the most powerful has been the sense that...
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Andy Worthington
More Treachery at Guantanamo
For many of the prisoners at Guantanamo, the forthcoming US presidential election holds little promise of change. Although both Barack Obama and John McCain have pledged to close Guantanamo, the...
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James Carroll
As New Doors Open, We Can't Shut Out the Past
America is a house with many rooms. In an image of the writer Philip Slater, our frontier legacy instilled in us the habit of taking possession of one pristine room at a time. Instead of occupying...
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John Cusack
No Currency Left to Buy the Big Lies
As I contemplated the real possibility of an Obama victory and listened to right wing pundits revise history still unfolding, I thought of titles for this blog: "Neocon Logic: This Statement is...
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Simon Schama
Nowhere Man: A Farewell to Dubya, All-Time Loser in Presidential History
"Forgotten but not gone" was the way in which the supremo of Boston politics, Billy Bulger, liked to dismiss the human irritants he had crushed beneath his trim boot. The same could now be said for...
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Johann Hari
In the Age of Transformation, Obama's Time Has Come
Can it happen? Are the Bush years going to end with the election of a cerebral, liberal black man born to a Muslim goat-herd from Kenya and an atheist farm-girl from Kansas? Will we witness it in...
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Joseph L. Galloway
They’ve Squandered Lives, Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor
Here’s to the American people, the electorate, for finally coming to their senses and voting for something different, for someone different and for a chance to fix the multitude of man-made disasters...
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David Sirota
Mandate '08: Reagan vs. FDR
So it has all come down to this. After two years and a quarter-billion dollars worth of ads, the pulverizing election has become a steel-cage match pitting rivals against each other — and not...
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Tom Engelhardt
Foreclosed: The George W. Bush Story
They may have been the most disastrous dreamers, the most reckless gamblers, and the most vigorous imperial hucksters and grifters in our history.
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