Views for 2009-02-23

Monday, February 23, 2009
Jim Hightower
End Culture of Corporate Entitlement
I don't mind losing when we lose, but I hate losing when we win. One big reason that Barack Obama now occupies the big chair in the Oval Office is that he embraced the public's rising indignation at...
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Danny Schechter
As New Scammers Emerge, Is It Jailout Time Yet?
Judging by my in-box, there seem to be no shortage of organizations and individuals obsessed with an image: Dick Cheney and George Bush in prison, and Karl Rove in the next cell. Never mind that...
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Glenn Greenwald
Ryan Lizza's People Magazine Love Letter to Rahm Emanuel
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel -- who The New York Times described as "arguably the second most powerful man in the country" -- is certainly one of the most controversial figures in...
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Patrick Dunn
GI Resistance Alive and Well in Chicago
With a new administration taking office in Washington, and an era of profound economic crisis on the horizon, the U.S.
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Binyam Mohamed
Worse Than My Darkest Nightmare
I hope you will understand that after everything I have been through, I am neither physically nor mentally capable of facing the media on the moment of my arrival back to Britain . Please forgive me...
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Bob Dreyfuss
Afghan-Pakistan War Council
Team Obama will be holding a war council of sorts this week, as top Pakistani and Afghan officials come to Washington as part of Obama's ongoing review of the conflict. Pakistan's Foreign Minister...
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Jeff Cohen
Will TV News Ever Apologize for Condit Hoax?
For four months beginning in May 2001, major U.S. media outlets, including all three cable news channels, took the American public for a ride -- perpetrating a hoax that a married congressman was...
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
A Depressing Saga of Secrets, Lies and Medieval Horrors
This is Britain's position on torture: we ratified the UN Convention against it in 1988 and we then passed an Act of Parliament giving authority to the investigation and prosecution of torturers no...
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Chris Hedges
A Choice Between Peace and Peril
Bibi Netanyahu’s assumption of power in Israel sets the stage for a huge campaign by the Israeli government, and its well-oiled lobby groups in Washington, to push us into a war with Iran. Iran does...
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Paul Krugman
Banking on the Brink
Comrade Greenspan wants us to seize the economy’s commanding heights. O.K., not exactly. What Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman — and a staunch defender of free markets — actually...
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Nick Turse
Tough Times in Troubled Towns
When Barack Obama traveled to Elkhart, Indiana, to push his $800 billion economic recovery package two weeks ago, he made the former "RV capital of the world" a poster-child for the current economic...
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