Views for 2009-02-20

Friday, February 20, 2009
Mike Ervin
Jerry Lewis Doesn’t Deserve a Humanitarian Award at the Oscars
The Oscars are about to insult people with disabilities. At the Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 22, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will present its Jean...
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Alice Waters and Katrina Heron
No Lunch Left Behind
This new era of government bailouts and widespread concern over wasteful spending offers an opportunity to take a hard look at the National School Lunch Program. Launched in 1946 as a public safety...
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Senator Patrick Leahy
The Case for a Truth Commission
More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government.
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Casper ter Kuile
Power Shift: Global Youth Climate Movement Comes of Age
We're now well into Obama's first 100 days as president, and as is obvious from his trip to Canada , his green credentials are being seriously challenged. His biggest test yet will be how to deal...
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Lewis Seiler, Dan Hamburg
Will Obama Restore Constitutional Government?
While most of us have had our attention fixed on the economic firestorm engulfing the planet, President Obama is failing to meet his only sworn responsibility as our chief executive—to preserve,...
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David Michael Green
Who Will Be There for Obusha When the Floor Drops Out?
For months now, I’ve been wondering if Barack Obama would turn out to be another FDR – a bold and progressive figure who was the right match to the crises of his time – or another Bill Clinton – a...
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Pratap Chatterjee
The Military's Expanding Waistline: What Will Obama Do With KBR?
President Obama will almost certainly touch down in Baghdad and Kabul in Air Force One sometime in the coming year to meet his counterparts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he will just as certainly pay...
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James Hansen
Obama's Tar Sand Trap
President Barack Obama has committed to fight global warming. In just his first few weeks in office, the president has already taken steps to move America in a direction that will reduce greenhouse...
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Marjorie Cohn
War Criminals, Including Their Lawyers, Must Be Prosecuted
Since he took office, President Obama has instituted many changes that break with the policies of the Bush administration. The new president has ordered that no government agency will be allowed to...
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Jane Mayer
The Hard Cases
The last "enemy combatant" being detained in America is incarcerated at the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, South Carolina-a tan, low-slung building situated amid acres of grassy...
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Scott Horton
Investigating Bush's Crimes
When the Obama transition team opened a questions referendum on its popular website in December, one issue quickly soared to the top. "Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor (ideally...
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