Views for 2008-12-13

Saturday, December 13, 2008
Juan Cole
Does Obama Understand His Biggest Foreign-Policy Challenge?
A consensus is emerging among intelligence analysts and pundits that Pakistan may be President-elect Barack Obama's greatest policy challenge. A base for terrorist groups, the country has a fragile...
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Eve Ensler and Stephen Lewis
The Never Ending War
There is a modest rush to bring humanitarian aid to the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). After weeks of escalating conflict, during which hundreds of thousands have been displaced,...
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Glenn Greenwald
Observations On Concision
My appearance on Bill Moyers' Journal, broadcast last night (and re-broadcast throughout this weekend on PBS), can be viewed here , and a transcript is here . The show's format, as well as Moyers'...
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Michael Winship
Bush's Farewell Hallelujah Chorus
With all the interviews President Bush has been giving out lately, you’d think he has a new movie coming out for Christmas. ABC, NBC, National Review, Middle East Broadcasting, the Real Clear...
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Christopher Brauchli
Birth-Places and Mothers
What mighty contests rise from trivial things! - Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock The Internet is rapidly proving itself the best friend of those who seek to be truly informed-not limited by the...
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Arundhati Roy
9 Is Not 11: (And November Isn't September)
We've forfeited the rights to our own tragedies. As the carnage in Mumbai raged on, day after horrible day, our 24-hour news channels informed us that we were watching "India's 9/11." And like actors...
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Ramzy Baroud
Cluster Bomb Treaty and The World's Unfinished Business
The United States, Russia and China are sending a terrible message to the rest of the world by refusing to take part in the historic signing of a treaty that bans the production and use of cluster...
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Christopher R. Martin
Detroit's Problem: It's Health Care, not the Union
The Senate's failure to pass the bailout of the U.S. auto industry strikes a big blow at one of labor's last stands in manufacturing in the U.S. What's at stake? According to the bill: 355,000...
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Tim Costello, Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith
How the American Healthcare System Got That Way
As Americans respond to President-elect Obama call for town hall meetings on reform the American health care system, an understanding of how that system came to be the way it is can be crucial for...
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Michael Moore
Senate to Middle Class: Drop Dead
Friends, They could have given the loan on the condition that the automakers start building only cars and mass transit that reduce our dependency on oil. They could have given the loan on the...
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Robert Weissman
The Nasty Class and Anti-Union Bias of Auto Bailout Opposition
Nancy Pelosi says the Congressional Republicans are playing Russian Roulette with the economy by refusing to agree to an auto industry bailout. But for that metaphor to work, you have to add that...
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