Views for 2009-07-19

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Maureen Dowd
Pharisees on the Potomac
Like cats that have lost their whiskers, the Republicans seem off balance now that they have lost their talent for hypocrisy. They are still practicing the ancient political art of Tartuffery, of...
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Pierre Tristam
Universal Health Care Closer Than a Moon Shot for US
Here's a good way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing: Exceed that achievement with one of greater value. Going to Mars would be nice. Getting universal health care would be cheaper...
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Eric Margolis
Assassinations Anyone? CIA Claims of Cancelled Campaign are Hogwash
CIA director Leon Panetta just told Congress he cancelled a secret operation to assassinate al-Qaida leaders. The CIA campaign, authorized in 2001, had not yet become operational, claimed Panetta. I...
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Tom Engelhardt
Borrowed Time: The World at 65
"Being an historian, I am jotting down these notes out of habit; but what I saw and experienced two days ago I am sure no one else as civilized as I am will ever see. I am writing for those who shall...
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Ira Chernus
Diplomatic Suckerhood: Why Israel Is Fighting Toward its Own Demise
Israeli Jews are deeply worried about their nation’s image around the world, and with good reason. Military occupation is never a pretty sight, especially when the occupiers have been there for 42...
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