Views for 2009-03-30

Monday, March 30, 2009
Courtney E. Martin
The End of the Women's Movement
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, housed at the continually surprising and alive Brooklyn Museum, celebrated its second anniversary last weekend with a speak-out called "Unfinished...
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Ritt Goldstein
Sick Building Syndrome: Floods, Mold, Cancer, and the Politics of Public Health
It's spring, and flooding is again making headlines, although the 'sick building' and mold dangers following in flooding's wake are becoming better appreciated. But disturbingly highlighting the...
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John Nichols
A J'accuse for CAP, MoveOn Afghanistan Silence
President Obama went on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday to make the case for his great big war in Afghanistan. The good news is that Obama says, "What I will not do is to simply assume that more...
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Gary Olson
Populist Anger Has a Role in Shaping Economy
Given what we've learned about the economic crisis, faith in free market fundamentalism -- that the unfettered market will magically solve our problems -- should be as dead as Monty Python's parrot...
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Gareth Porter
Debunking the Rationale for War in Afghanistan
After the Bush administration went to war based on charges of WMD programs that were later found to have been nonexistent, you would think there would be a strong demand for a thorough examination of...
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Joan Walsh
Is Obama Wrong?
When I left on vacation, the right was calling Barack Obama a socialist .
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Scott Horton
Information Secured Through Torture Proved Unreliable, CIA Concluded
Peter Finn and Joby Warrick at the Washington Post:
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Tom Engelhardt
The Great Afghan Bailout
Let's start by stopping.
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Robert Fisk
A Brave Man Who Stood Alone. If Only the World Had Listened to Him
I don't know if I met Tom Hurndall. He was one of a bunch of "human shields" who turned up in Baghdad just before the Anglo-American invasion in 2003, the kind of folk we professional reporters make...
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Juan Cole
Obama's Domino Theory
President Barack Obama may or may not be doing the right thing in Afghanistan, but the rationale he gave for it on Friday is almost certainly wrong. Obama has presented us with a 21st century version...
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Paul Krugman
America the Tarnished
Ten years ago the cover of Time magazine featured Robert Rubin, then Treasury secretary, Alan Greenspan, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Lawrence Summers, then deputy Treasury secretary...
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Chris Hedges
Obstruction of Justice
U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema is scheduled to issue a ruling in the Eastern District of Virginia at the end of April in a case that will send a signal to the Muslim world and beyond whether...
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