Views for 2008-12-03

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Eugene Jarecki
Keeping Track of Change (It Takes More Than Hope)
History selected one man to oversee critical points in the defeat of the United States Armed Forces by two nations in Southwestern Asia. And in the short term, the ever obsequious American media...
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Pat LaMarche
New Brand of Eager Holiday Shoppers
Just in case you are keeping track, I thought you’d like to know the score. Number of people killed on U.S. soil in 2008 terrorist attacks: zero. Number killed by holiday shoppers this past Friday:...
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Scott Ritter
For Bush - and Obama - a Gut Check
George Bush 's candid interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson has one moment of awful truth - when the president, asked if he'd have gone to war had he known there were no weapons of mass destruction...
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Michael T. Klare
'2025' Report: A World of Resource Strife
A new report by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) on the emerging strategic landscape, "Global Trends 2025," has attracted worldwide attention because it forecasts a future environment in which...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Our Destructive Love of Stuff
I like stuff as much as the next guy. My closet is stuffed with stuff, my shelves groan with stuff, boxes full of stuff jam my garage. I like stuff just fine. But I would not kill for it.
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Ira Chernus
Community Organizers Press Obama for Real Change
This just in: Valerie Jarrett, recently appointed White House senior adviser, and Melody Barnes, the next director of the Domestic Policy Council, will meet with 2,000 community organizing leaders at...
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John Young
Our Stampede Mentality
Black Friday deserves a mark like this. Or, it deserves a reputation fit for the occasion. “Day retailers get in the black.” That’s how it’s described in Business 101 terms. “Day shoppers lose their...
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Yifat Susskind
From Mumbai to Washington: Now Is the Time to Renounce the War on Terror
Right now, while the horror of the attacks in Mumbai is reverberating around the world and tensions between India and Pakistan are mounting, there is a crucial move that President-elect Obama could...
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Mark Weisbrot
Obama Should Make a Clean Break With the Past on Latin America
President-elect Obama's historic triumph was welcomed in Latin America by left-of-center governments who saw it as a continuation of their own electoral victories. Even before the election President...
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Robert Weissman
Nationalize GM -- Or at Least Think About It
With the U.S. government offering trillions of dollars in supports for the financial sector, it is startling to witness the casual way in which many policy makers and opinion leaders suggest the U.S...
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Stephen Zunes
Maldives: Another Dictator Bites the Dust
The recent ouster of the corrupt and autocratic president of the Maldive Islands, Mahmoud Gayoom, marks another victory in the global struggle for rights and democracy.
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Karyn Strickler
Bail US Out of the Fossil Fuel Economy
It's my turn. I want a bailout. Not hundreds of billions of dollars to the auto industry for making an inefficient, dirty product that Americans have stopped buying. Not trillions of dollars to the...
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Michael Moore
Saving the Big 3 for You and Me...
Friends, I drive an American car. It's a Chrysler. That's not an endorsement. It's more like a cry for pity. And now for a decades-old story, retold ad infinitum by tens of millions of Americans, a...
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