Views for 2009-07-31

Friday, July 31, 2009
Paul Rogers
A New Security Paradigm: The Military-Climate Link
An awareness of how a range of global developments is threatening the livelihoods of many millions of the world's citizens in the early 21st century is sharpening. The realities of climate change and...
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Ali Abunimah
Why Obama's Peace Process is Still Going Nowhere
Much of the debate about US President Barack Obama's push for Middle East peace resembles the proverbial argument about whether the glass is half full or half empty. But even a full glass is not very...
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Paula Crossfield
Organic Versus Conventional Food: UK Report Flawed
A report issued Wedneday [PDF] by Dr. Alan Dangour of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK, claims that there is no...
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Mark Weisbrot
Restoring Democracy in Honduras
The mediation effort that US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arranged to try to resolve the crisis in Honduras , which began when a military coup removed Honduran President Mel Zelaya more than...
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David Sirota
Health Care Tyranny by 13 Obstructionists
For those still clinging to quaint notions of the American ideal, these have been a faith-shaking 10 years. Just as evolutionary science once got in the way of creationists’ catechism, so has...
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Lisa M. Hamilton
Why Not Start AgriCorps, for a New Crop of Farmers?
SALINA, Kansas - When the Agriculture Department released its 2007 census recently, the news appeared surprisingly good: For the first time since World War II, the United States did not lose farms,...
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Glenn Greenwald
Practicalities v. Principles: The Prime Beltway Affliction
As I briefly noted yesterday, Michael Massing wrote a lengthy analysis of online journalism and blogs for the newest issue of The New York Review of Books . In general, his article is much more...
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Marcy Wheeler
Seven Days, 250,000 Cars
Seven days ago, the Cash for Clunkers program went into place. At midnight, the program will run out of money, having already supported the trade-in of 250,000 old cars.
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Paul Krugman
Health Care Realities
At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain...
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Trudy Lieberman
Health Reform Too Boring for Broadcast?
Over the weekend, Politico published one of those juicy, inside-the-industry stories that media execs love to read.
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Andy Worthington
As Judge Orders Release Of Tortured Guantanamo Prisoner, Government Refuses To Concede Defeat
On Thursday, in a long-anticipated ruling ( PDF ), Judge Ellen Segan Huvelle granted the habeas corpus petition of Mohamed Jawad, an Afghan teenager seized after a grenade attack on a jeep containing...
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Herman Daly
On a World without Growth
The following excerpts are from Herman Daly's interview with ecological economist Tom Green:
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Lance Tapley
Our Journalism Echoes Our Politics
Why won't the Maine press inquire deeply into major issues? In these days of economic collapse and competition from the Internet, of course, many news organizations are running with skeleton staffs...
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Bruce Dixon
Top Ten Ways To Tell Your President & His Party Aren't Fighting For Health Care For Everybody
Barack Obama and Democratic majorities in the House and Senate were swept into office on a promise they would deliver affordable and accessible health care for all Americans. But the corporate media...
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