Views for 2009-07-15

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Jeremy Scahill
The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too
Members of Congress have expressed outrage over the "secret" CIA assassination program that former vice president Dick Cheney allegedly ordered concealed from Congress. But this program-and the media...
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Glenn Greenwald
Chuck Todd's Arguments Against Investigations
NBC's Chuck Todd -- who, remember, is billed as a reporter covering the White House, not a pundit expressing opinions -- was on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday discussing reports that Eric Holder is...
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Pat LaMarche
Try Baking the Change We Knead
“It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more...
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Eugene Robinson
Whose Identity Politics?
The only real suspense in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is whether the Republican Party will persist in tying its fortunes to an anachronistic claim of white...
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Danny Schechter
Can Doing What Seems to Be the Right Thing Turn Out to Be the Wrong Thing?
Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers union is one of America's most progressive and outspoken labor leaders. I met him at a Cornell University conference that brought environmental organizations and...
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Stacey Warde
Ducking the Shadows of Suburban Life
When the jets come, they start out like the shrill distant whine of a child, or with the deep rumbling sound of thunder in the mountains. Each jet crescendos into an elephantine wail that fills the...
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Kevin Mattson
Revisit Carter's Energy Speech
Thirty years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter went on national television to give a jolting speech. Billed as an address about the "energy crisis" -- the recent cutoff of Iranian fuel...
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Sally Kohn
Race-Colored Glasses: Seeing What’s There
Even if it’s a fairly done deal that Judge Sotomayor will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, Republicans are explicitly using her nomination as a “teachable moment” ( http://ninthjustice...
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Ray McGovern
Cheney Sweats Out the Summer
So far the summer has been mild in the Washington, D.C., area. But for former Vice President Dick Cheney the temperature is well over 100 degrees. He is sweating profusely, and it is becoming...
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Robert Scheer
‘Government Sachs’ Strikes Gold ... Again
Connect the dots: Goldman Sachs made $3.44 billion in profit this past quarter, while the U.S deficit topped $1 trillion for the first time in the nation's history and appeared to be headed toward...
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Amy Goodman
Health Insurance Whistle-Blower Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried
Wendell Potter is the health insurance industry's worst nightmare. He's a whistle-blower. Potter, the former chief spokesperson for insurance giant CIGNA, recently testified before Congress, "I saw...
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Donna Smith
Four Voices in the Senate for Healthcare Justice
There were no reports in the media Tuesday about the four United States Senators who voted for a bit of sanity today in the midst of the complexity of the race to reform healthcare in the United...
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Michael T. Klare
Will Iraq Be a Global Gas Pump?
Has it all come to this? The wars and invasions, the death and destruction, the exile and torture, the resistance and collapse? In a world of shrinking energy reserves, is Iraq finally fated to...
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