Views for 2009-07-03

Friday, July 3, 2009
Brian Beutler
Will Wal-Mart Cash In Support For Health Care Reform To Crush EFCA?
One of the biggest developments on the health care front this week was Wal-Mart's decision to back an employer mandate as a major provision of reform legislation. The move rankled the Chamber of...
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Haroon Siddiqui
Iraq a Failed Imperialist Venture
American troops were not welcomed with flowers in Iraq but their departure from cities and towns has been. Iraqis celebrated National Sovereignty Day Tuesday as U.S. troops were yanked out of...
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Andy Worthington
Why Trial Date For African Embassy Bombing Suspect Is Good News
OK, so nearly 12 years after he was indicted for his alleged part in the African embassy bombings in August 1998, over six years since he was seized after a gunfight in Gujrat, Pakistan in July 2004...
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Mohammed J. Herzallah
Why Obama Should Fire General Dayton
The US-sponsored "security coordination" program headed by Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, which was launched by the Bush Administration in 2005 to allegedly help the Palestinians reform their security...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
A President Breaks Hearts in Appalachia
Mountaintop removal coal mining is the worst environmental tragedy in American history. When will the Obama administration finally stop this Appalachian apocalypse?
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Jeff Biggers
The Film Big Coal Does Not Want You to See
As a groundbreaking clean energy counterpart to this summer's extraordinary Food, Inc. documentary on the agribusiness, the long-awaited "Coal Country " movie on the cradle-to-grave process of...
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Jeannette Wicks-Lim
How the Green Economy Can Promote Equal Opportunities for Women
Create jobs. End the recession. Save the environment. What else can transforming our fossil fuel economy to a clean energy economy do? How about create unprecedented employment opportunities for...
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Rose Hayden-Smith
Make This July 4th Your Food Independence Day
As a U.S. historian, I can provide examples of the many ways - both positive and negative - that patriotism has been expressed at different times in our nation's history. There are many ways that...
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Rob Smart
Pro Food Is…
What if I told you that America's food system is broken? What would you say? Would you defend it by pointing out the abundance of choices offered in today's average supermarket, estimated to be over...
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Johann Hari
The Other 9/11 Returns to Haunt Latin America
The ghost of the other, deadlier 9/11 has returned to stalk Latin America. On Sunday morning, a battalion of soldiers rammed their way into the Presidential Palace in Honduras. They surrounded the...
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Leslie Savan
Destroying America to Save It
It's not only neocons who desperately need enemies , like Ahmadinejad, to succeed so that they'll have an excuse to bomb bomb bomb Iran, or any place they damn well please. It's also the paleocons...
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Sasha Abramsky
California's IOU to the World
In recent months, a number of reports by risk-analysts, insurers and intelligence agencies have highlighted the possibility of political instability following in the wake of the global economic...
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Paul Krugman
That '30s Show
O.K., Thursday's jobs report settles it. We're going to need a bigger stimulus. But does the president know that? Let's do the math. Since the recession began, the U.S. economy has lost 6 ½ million...
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Ramzy Baroud
Hamas’ Political Impasse: Between Principal and Necessity
Much can be said to explain, or even justify Hamas' recent political concessions, where its top leaders in Gaza and Damascus agreed in principle with a political settlement on the basis of the two-...
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Michael Winship
My State Legislature's Crazier than Yours. Oh Yeah?
California should just be done with it and rename the entire state "Neverland Ranch." This serves several useful purposes. It would be the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson, pleasing his most...
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Robert Gordon
Letter to Obama from a Dying Man
My friend Robert Ellis Gordon is dying of lupus, with months left to live. He's spent more than a decade teaching writing to prison inmates, written a terrific book called The Fun House Mirror from...
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