Views for 2008-12-24

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Walden Bello
The Coming Capitalist Consensus
Not surprisingly, the swift unraveling of the global economy combined with the ascent to the U.S. presidency of an African-American liberal has left millions anticipating that the world is on the...
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Aziz Huq
Dismantling the Imperial Presidency
President-elect Obama's first appointments to the Justice, State and Defense Departments mark no radical change. Rather, they return to a centrist consensus familiar from the Clinton years. But...
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Jonathan Freedland
Seasonal Forgiveness Has a Limit. Bush and His Cronies Must Face a Reckoning
'Tis the night before Christmas and the season of goodwill. The mood is forgiving. Our faces warm with mulled wine, our tummies full, we're meant to slump in the armchair, look back on the year just...
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Sadhbh Walshe
Christmas on the Margins
I was racing through the supermarket the other day trying to get my Christmas shopping out of the way. I would have been finished in record time had I not been held up at the checkout line because...
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Peter Erlinder
Rwanda: No Conspiracy, No Genocide Planning ... No Genocide?
The media reports of the December 18 judgment of Chamber-1 at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda focused primarily on the convictions of three of four former top military leaders, who...
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Robert C. Koehler
Dark Prayer
The water churned and pushed against the ice with a dark seriousness that reminded me of prayer. Subzero Chicago night at the edge of the year, the edge of change, the edge of what's bearable. I...
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Bill Quigley
Five Bailout Lessons From Katrina
The U.S. has committed nearly three trillion dollars to the financial bailout so far. The Federal Reserve has made more than $2 trillion in emergency loans and another $700 million has been pledged...
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Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman
Why Al Franken Should NOT Be Riding Private Planes
The tragic and suspicious death of Karl Rove's election thief in chief should send a clear message to Al Franken and other key liberals: don't be riding in any small private planes. Death by air...
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