Views for 2009-02-24

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Cassie James Holdsworth and Nancy Salandra
Give Disabled a Home Choice
The Community Choice Act has been languishing in Washington for 15 years, despite the considerable benefits - in both lifestyle and finances - it would yield for many Americans. The act is a piece of...
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Glenn Greenwald
The 'Americans Want Bipartisanship' Myth
As part of that New York Times online discussion in which I participated yesterday regarding whether Obama should continue to pursue "bipartisanship," I wrote : In 2006, the Democrats ran on a...
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James S. Henry
Too Big Not to Fail?
Even if a global economic recovery still eludes us, has President Obama's new team already achieved a stunning turnaround in US economic policy? Or has the administration just been fighting the last...
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Josh Silver
CNN's Wolf Blitzer Lapdogs While Senator Hatch Lies
This week, Wolf Blitzer interviewed Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT). I watched dumbfounded as Hatch lied, and Blitzer obediently chose not to challenge the Senator. It's the same lapdog reporting that...
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Heather Harvey
Rape Is Cheaper Than Bullets
This morning I received a text message from a friend who was on her way to work. It read: "Am just in the tube and there's a really offensive poster up there but it says its Amnesty - do you know...
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Tom Gallagher
Obama's War
His supporters continually liken him to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in their hopes that he will usher in a second New Deal and to John Fitzgerald Kennedy for the youthful idealism they hope he will set...
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Jeff Biggers
Powershift09 to Capitol Power Action: Follow the Young
"The older I get the better I know that the secret of my going on Is when the reins are in the hand of the young, who dare to run against the storm" Ella Baker's Song, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sweet...
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Mike Cassidy
Congress, Obama Missed Key Opportunity to Reform Health Care
They had a chance and they didn't take it. The $787 billion stimulus package President Barack Obama signed last week gave Congress and the administration the chance to take a small step toward...
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Christine Ahn, Paul Liem
Putting Peace First
'If North Korea is genuinely prepared to completely and verifiably eliminate their nuclear weapons program," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said before she departed for Asia, "the Obama...
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James McEnteer
The Oscar for Denial
Kate Winslet's Academy Award for Best Actress in The Reader surely disappointed and outraged Ron Rosenbaum. Amid the torrent of nonsense glutting U.S. media since the movie award nominations were...
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Joe Brewer
Beyond Scarcity: Re-Inventing Wealth in a Progressive World
We are bound to make the world in our own image. So we had better be sure we have the right values in mind as we think about our selves in this historic transition. The current economic crisis is...
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John Bruhns
What Obama's Risking in Afghanistan
President Obama's campaign slogan was "Change we can believe in." Americans, desperate for change, gave Mr. Obama a clear victory. Now in power, he's realizing that he can't deliver that change - at...
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Ann Wright
Can Gaza Be Rebuilt Through Tunnels?
How do you rebuild 5,000 homes, businesses and government buildings when the only way supplies come into the prison called Gaza is through tunnels. Will the steel I-beams for roofs bend 90 degrees to...
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