Views for 2009-02-17

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Glenn Greenwald
America's Law-Free Zone
David Rivkin and Lee Casey are right-wing lawyers and former Reagan DOJ officials who, over the last eight years, have been extremely prolific in jointly defending Bush/Cheney theories of executive...
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Medea Benjamin
To Gaza, With Love
When I traveled to Gaza last week, everywhere I went, a photo haunted me. I saw it in a brochure called "Gaza will not die" that Hamas gives out to visitors at the border crossing. A poster-sized...
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Holly Sklar
Corporate Executives Overpaid, Undertaxed
In today's mad world, underpaid workers are bailing out banks and corporations run by overpaid, undertaxed bosses who milked their companies and our country like cash cows. While workers across...
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Bob Dreyfuss
"Barack of Afpakia"
Today's Wall Street Journal suggests that if President Obama pursues his plans for stepping up the war in Afghanistan, he'll have to fall back on the support of "Bush Republicans and neocons." In its...
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Gary Kamiya
The Death of The News
Journalism as we know it is in crisis. Daily newspapers are going out of business at an unprecedented rate, and the survivors are slashing their budgets. Thousands of reporters and editors have lost...
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Robert Naiman
Conditioning Part of US Aid to Israel on Implementation of US Policy
It is well-known outside the United States that a key obstacle, if not the key obstacle, to Israeli/Palestinian peace is the relationship between Israel and the United States. To say that the U.S. "...
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Jeremy Brecher
Can Green Jobs Be Good Jobs?
At the first Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, held in Pittsburgh a year ago, advocates of green energy bemoaned their inability to get a modest renewable-energy tax credit through Congress over the...
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James Saft
Nationalization by Autumn, Bank on It
Like it or not the United States will be forced to nationalize large swathes of its banking system by the time the leaves fall from the trees in Washington. The tragedy is that we will have to wait...
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Dean Baker
Saving Social Security
The stimulus bill approved by Congress last week - and due to be signed into law by President Obama [today] - is a very good first step toward slowing the economy's decline, but it clearly is not...
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Jane Hamsher
DC Journalists Love GOP Obstructionists, But Americans Don't
There appears to be a pretty big gap between what DC journalists think Americans think, and what Americans actually think. No better example of this can be found than the "winners" and "losers" that...
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Robert Parry
Obama and the Media Dilemma
It was only a few years ago - when the Republicans controlled both Congress and the White House - that the U.S. news media offered up one-sided coverage of the Bush administration, relying on...
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Ira Chernus
Thinking Big on Foreign Policy Too
Last week an all-star cast of progressives -- including Paul Krugman, Robert Kuttner, Theda Skocpol, Robert Borosage, and Deepak Bhargava -- gathered at a conference to start "Thinking Big, Thinking...
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Jeff Cohen
Coming to NBC: 'To Catch a Cheney'
I have a plan to get NBC out of last place in the ratings. I'm promising blockbuster audience and international buzz. As a once disgruntled ex-employee, I now just want to be positive and help NBC,...
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