Views for 2009-01-23

Friday, January 23, 2009
Michael T. Klare
Repudiate the Carter Doctrine
Twenty-nine years ago, President Jimmy Carter adopted the radical and dangerous policy of using military force to ensure U.S. access to Middle Eastern oil.
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Medea Benjamin
Iraq: End the Occupation
Under the disastrous Bush years, the U.S. military invaded a country that posed no threat to the United States, destroyed its infrastructure and plunged it into chaos. This led to the death and...
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Chris Hayes
'I Saw My People'
Three hours before Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office to become the nation's first African-American president, the crowd already looked impossible. Gazing west from the Capitol, you could...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Newest Fear-Mongering Campaign From the Right and the Media
The latest fear-mongering campaign in the U.S. -- this one devoted to scaring Americans that they will be slaughtered if Guantanamo is closed and Terrorism suspects are brought into the U.S.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial
Alternatives to Prison Protect the Community
No politician ever got into trouble for wanting to build more jail cells or enacting tougher criminal punishments. Few prosecutors ever were punished for seeking a maximum sentence, nor judges for...
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Jim Hightower
Obama Must Be Even Bolder Than FDR
When Franklin Roosevelt was accused of being a traitor to his own privileged class, he jauntily replied: “I welcome their hatred.” He would feel right at home today, then, for FDR-haters are on the...
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Johann Hari
Is the US About to Treat the Rest of the World Better? Maybe...
The tears are finally drying – the tears of the Bush years, and the tears of awe at the sight of a black President of the United States. So what now? The cliché of the day is that Barack Obama will...
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David Michael Green
What Was Said, and What Was Not
Especially because he is so often such a skilled and moving orator... And because of the tradition of momentous inaugural addresses accompanying momentous national transitions... And because we so...
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David Sirota
The Gulf Between Hope and Change
A confession: I occasionally cry during romantic movies and History Channel documentaries. Another confession: I often pretend that I'm coughing or clearing my throat in order to obscure crying from...
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