Views for 2009-01-17

Saturday, January 17, 2009
Philip S. Wenz
Go Green: Our Earth's Future Depends on It
A few months ago I wrote a column on surviving what I call our Not-So-Great Depression, a double whammy of eco-nomic and ecological crises. My threefold prescription for survival included regarding...
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Ahdaf Soueif
The Palestinians Say: 'This Is a War of Extermination'
Everyone says something new is going on here; something different. The residents of Egyptian Rafah are used to the sounds of rockets and shells exploding on the other side of their border, but they'...
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James F. Vesely
President Obama Should Dispense with 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
With the Obama administration upon us, Democrats and Republicans can remedy one of the worst decisions of the presidency of Bill Clinton. End the illogical "don't ask, don't tell" policy that...
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Christopher Brauchli, Christopher Brauchli
CitiGroup and the Credit Card
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of...
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Dan Hamburg
We Need a Hero
In the Disney animation The Tale of Despereaux the hero is banished from Mouseworld because of his refusal to cower. As the plot thickens, Despereaux is forced to traverse a ledge strewn with deadly...
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Ralph Nader
Punishing the Palestinians
In the long sixty-year tortured history of the Palestinian expulsion from their lands, Congress has maintained that it is always the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority, and now Hamas who are to...
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Audrey Stewart / Kathy Kelly
Suddenly Bombs Started Falling
We arrived inside Gaza at 5pm last night. We were met by Anees, a 23 year old Gazan. He has guided us around the community. When we first came in tonight, kids were playing soccer in the street. We...
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Robert E. Griffin
King’s Message of Nonviolence Should Not Be Overlooked
Martin Luther King Day this year is strikingly poignant, as the United States soon will inaugurate the first black president in its history. That this could happen in our lifetime was not expected...
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