Views for 2009-04-24

Friday, April 24, 2009
Megan Tady
Big Cable’s Internet Rip-Off
You'll have to excuse me-I'm a little tired, having stayed up all night watching episodes of Lost online. I've never really cared what's in that hatch, but thought I should stream the videos before...
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Sarah van Gelder
Is President Obama Serious about a New Relationship with the Americas?
President Obama's stance at the Summit of the Americas signals that we may, finally, be stepping into a new era in our relationship with our neighbors. This is very good news, especially after eight...
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Jesse Jenkins
The Sherrod Brown Test: Finding Consensus on Climate Policy
For advocates of immediate and strong climate and clean energy legislation, there's one man we should all be paying close attention to: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
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Paul Krugman
Reclaiming America’s Soul
"Nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past." So declared President Obama, after his commendable decision to release the legal memos that his predecessor used to...
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Nomi Prins
The Unbearable Vagueness of Timothy Geithner
On Friday, the Treasury Department will share the preliminary results of its so-called "stress tests" with the nation's troubled banks-but this week Timothy Geithner missed another opportunity to...
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Tom Engelhardt
Killing Civilians: Questions to Ask in the Dead of Night
Almost like clockwork, the reports float up to us from thousands of miles away, as if from another universe. Every couple of days they seem to arrive from Afghan villages that few Americans will ever...
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Andy Worthington
Five (More) Terrible Truths About the CIA Torture Memos
Editor's Note: The following is a continuation of Andy Worthington's analysis of the recently released OLC memos regarding US torture policies. Part 1, Five Terrible Truths About CIA Torture Memos,...
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David Sirota
Don't Pooh-Pooh Populism
In 2006, journalist Christopher Hayes wrote a little-noticed article for In These Times magazine about a proposal in Oregon to crack down on predatory lending. The initiative had become so popular...
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Jane Hamsher
FBI Weren't the Only Ones Objecting to Torture in 2002 - So Did the Army, Marines & Air Force
There were already serious objections to the use of torture when the Bush administration made it legal in 2002 -- FBI chief Robert Mueller refused to let his agents participate in the CIA's "coercive...
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Glenn Greenwald
Media Behavior and the Torture 'Debate'
Karl Rove on torture prosecutions : It is now clear that the Obama White House didn't think before it tried to appease the hard left of the Democratic Party. Gloria Borger on Karl Rove : When Rove...
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Jeremy Scahill
Are leading Democrats Afraid of a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Torture?
There are not exactly throngs of Democratic Congressmembers beating down the doors of the Justice Department demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special Independent Prosecutor to...
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