Views for 2009-06-11

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tom Laskawy
Big Ag Goes Green
Sadly, the green I'm referring to is the color of money. As Tom Philpott reports , Big Ag is trying to get an agricultural technique known as "chemical no-till" established as a legitimate carbon...
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Chris McCoy, M.D.
Dear AMA: I Quit!
Dear American Medical Association, I recently had the opportunity to read your response to the Senate Finance Committee proposal for health care reform, and it is clear to me that I cannot remain a...
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Jeremy Scahill
Blackwater Still Working in Iraq for the International Republican Institute, According to New Lawsuit
It seems as though every week there is a new lawsuit filed against Blackwater for the killing of civilians in Iraq. While the Justice Department has failed to prosecute most of these cases (the...
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Joe Conason
Why So Scared of a Public Plan?
Within the coming weeks, Americans will begin to consider critical issues concerning the future of health care for themselves and their children, including universal coverage, taxation of benefits,...
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Robert Scheer
A Republican to Save Us
You probably don't know much about Sheila Bair, but she is looking out for you, and that is why the big guys on Wall Street and their allies in the Obama administration are out to get her.
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Jeff Biggers
Who Will Save the Mountains?
"Mountaintop removal is a crime--and ought to be treated as a crime." --Al Gore, April 28, 2008 "Mountaintop removal is a crime against local people, nature, our children, and our planet." --Dr...
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Harvey Wasserman
The GOP’s 100-Reactor/Trillion-Dollar Energy Plan Goes Radioactive
As the prospective price of new reactors continues to soar, and as the first "new generation" construction projects sink in French and Finish soil, Republicans are introducing a bill to Congress...
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Kevin Zeese
The Case for Disbarment of Lawyers Who Facilitated Torture Grows
Since filing complaints against 12 Bush-Cheney lawyers the case for disbarment has gotten stronger. More information is leaking out. And, more and more Americans from citizens to generals to a former...
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Chip Berlet
Holocaust Museum Shooting, Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories, and the Tools of Fear
The alleged shooter at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Wednesday has an online book excerpt revealing his deep roots in historic White Supremacy and antisemitic conspiracy theories, including...
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Russell Mokhiber
Conyers Rips Rangel, Waxman for Backing Off Single Payer
John Conyers (D-Michigan) was not happy last night with his colleagues Charles Rangel (D-New York) and Henry Waxman (D-California). Conyers is sponsor of the single payer bill (HR 676) in the House...
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William Greider
Wall Street's False Armistice
The best names in Wall Street banking have announced victory. Their crisis is over, back to business as usual. So why isn't the Obama White House celebrating this good news? Because this may not be a...
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John Vidal
Shell Settlement with Ogoni People Stops Short of Full Justice
Shell's decision to settle out of court with a group of Ogoni people rather than take them on in New York means a measure of justice has come to the Niger Delta. The sum of $15.5m (£9.6m) may be...
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Tom Hayden
MoveOn: Break the Silence on Torture and War
Progressives who have been silent on the escalating wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have a new opportunity to change their stance now that the nearly $100 billion Congressional war supplemental ( HR...
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Duncan Green
Climate Action Must be a First Resort
As the first signs of "green shoots" start to appear in headlines and the housing market, a rather depressing question keeps nagging at me: "Is the current economic 'shock' big enough?" It might seem...
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Kathy Kelly, Dan Pearson
Down and Out in Shah Mansoor
In Pakistan's Swabi district, a bumpy road leads to Shah Mansoor, a small village surrounded by farmland. Just outside the village, uniform size tents are set up in hundreds of rows. The sun bores...
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Donna Smith
The Pompous or the Populists: Who Will Win the Healthcare Debate?
You'd think after eight long and ugly years listening to pompous and wealthy officials slam their versions of social hatred down our gullets, we'd have sent those folks packing for good on January 20...
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