Views for 2009-01-07

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Teryn Norris and Jesse Jenkins
The Danger of Green Stimulus
Barack Obama's final appointments in December indicate a strong commitment to action on climate change. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary, Carol Browner as Energy & Climate Czar, John Holdren as...
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John Geyman, MD
Memo to Obama: National Health Insurance The Only Solution
First off, congratulations to you and your party on your sweeping election results! Together with a sizable majority of Americans, I am again hopeful for the future of our country. My special concern...
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Darin Gilley
Did the Four Horsemen Destroy the Auto Industry?
The day of reckoning has arrived for the U.S. auto industry and much like the four horsemen of the apocalypse (strife, war, famine, death) our nation's policies (tax, trade, health care, energy) have...
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Robert Naiman
Can Congress Speak Out Against Gaza Violence? Yes, They Can!
If you're a Member of Congress, and your name doesn't happen to be Dennis J. Kucinich, can you still speak out in opposition to the carnage that President Bush and Secretary of State Rice are...
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Mark Steel
What Creationists Hate Is That We Emerged by Accident
Charles Darwin would probably love the fact that the 200th anniversary of his birth is being celebrated with radio shows, documentaries and exhibitions, but he might not have enjoyed the way that...
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Robert Fisk
Why Do They Hate The West So Much, We Will Ask
So once again, Israel has opened the gates of hell to the Palestinians. Forty civilian refugees dead in a United Nations school, three more in another. Not bad for a night's work in Gaza by the army...
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Margaret Krome
Innovations in Mexico Lift Up Country's Poor
I sat with my family under a shady ficus tree last week in Melaque, Mexico. Filled with contentment from a good seafood lunch, we fell into the dangerous activity of drawing broad observations about...
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Ted Rall
New Year's Revolutions
What's the difference between you and a corpse? You both contain the same organs, the same fluids--all the same stuff. Inside you, stuff moves around. That's the difference between life and death.
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Dean Baker
Free Market Myth
The extraordinary financial collapse of recent months has been commonly described as a testament to the failure of deregulation. The events are indeed testament to a failure—a failure of public...
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John Feffer
Israel: Mini-Me?
There is a deep affinity between the United States and Israel. I'm not talking about the Israel Lobby, which concentrates its influence in Washington. Or the connections between neoconservatives and...
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Robin Wright Penn & John Prendergast
Cell Phones and Congo's War Against Women
What in the world could a policy wonk have in common with a movie actress? As it turns out, a lot. Every day we both use electronic devices that wouldn't work without raw materials from a country...
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Amy Goodman
Israeli Voices for Peace
Israel’s assault on Gaza, by air, sea and now land, has killed (at the time of this writing) more than 600 Palestinians, with more than 2,700 injured. Ten Israelis have been killed, three of them...
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John Friedrich
Killing Children is Never Legitimate
After spending time with our 2-year old daughter Rosie this morning, I turned on my computer and learned that scores of children in Gaza had been killed by an Israeli airstrike near a U.N. school. An...
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Marjorie Cohn
Israel’s Collective Punishment of Gaza
Since Israel began its war on Gaza 11 days ago, more than 560 Palestinians - about a quarter of them civilians - have been killed. Some two thousand Gazans, including hundreds of children, have been...
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