Views for 2009-03-21

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Christopher Cooper
More Than That No Man Is Entitled To And Less Than That No Man Shall Have
I've said this before. I've written it here, in this space, more than once. And been paid for saying it, as I expect I shall be paid for this iteration, this variation, this expression of a fact, a...
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Paul Krugman
Despair Over Financial Policy
The Geithner plan has now been leaked in detail . It's exactly the plan that was widely analyzed - and found wanting - a couple of weeks ago. The zombie ideas have won.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Virtues of Public Anger and the Need for More
With lightning speed and lockstep unanimity, opinion-making elites jointly embraced and are now delivering the same message about the public rage triggered this week by the AIG bonus scandal: This...
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Devinder Sharma
Do GM Crops Increase Yield? The Answer is No
Lies, damn lies, and the Monsanto website. Tell a lie a hundred times, and the chances are that it will eventually appear to be true. When it comes to genetically modified crops, Monsanto makes such...
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Tim Costello, Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith
How to Pay for a Global Climate Deal
The G-20 summit convening in London on April 2 is preparing to create a quarter trillion dollars of brand new stimulus money to help poor countries battle the global recession.
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George Galloway
Canada Can't Muzzle Me
The Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney gazetted in the Sun yesterday morning that I was to be excluded from his country because of my views on Afghanistan. That's the way the rightwing, last-...
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Christopher Brauchli
Taxes and Didactics
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself. — Publius Terentius Afer, The Self-Tormentor 190-159 B.C. Prominent people have, over the past few months, taught us things about taxes for which...
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Ralph Nader
What Can Bush Teach Us?
George W. Bush is hitting the lecture circuit. Represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau, Mr. Bush for a fee of at least $150,000 flew up to Calgary, Canada and spoke to a conservative business...
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Danny Schechter
Pitchforks and Protests: The Fury Down Below
It took a little time but the American public is in a state of growing fury, looking for who is to blame for their declining economic fortunes. It's being called a "populist fury." Jon Stewart has a...
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Stephen Zunes
The Budget's Foreign Policy Handcuffs
Hopes that a Democratic administration with an expanded Democratic Congressional majority might lead to a more ethical, rational, and progressive foreign policy were challenged with last week's...
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