Views for 2009-08-04

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Donna Smith
Health Insurance Giants Arrest Children While Senators Arrest Seniors, Nurses, Doctors
If you doubt for one moment the power of money and its control over whether or not our nation will grant the human right of healthcare to all, just look at who has been arrested speaking up for...
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Christopher Cooper
Sick Man Lookin’ for a Doctor’s Cure
A preface for CommonDreams readers: We can reduce the time any of us will invest posting or reading comments on this essay if I explain its purpose and field position before you begin. There is...
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Tim Karr
Seven Reasons: Why We Need Net Neutrality Now
On Friday, Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) marched across Independence Avenue and up the steps of the Capitol Building to introduce a bill that could stand as the First Amendment...
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Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff
The Paulsons' Edifice Complex
For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs. The Paulsons own the Portland Timbers, a second-division soccer...
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Ira Chernus
Tel Aviv Murder Reflects Israeli Fears
Why is the murder of gays in Israel different from all other anti-gay violence? That's the question I asked myself after a gunman killed two and injured fifteen at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv. As...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
Who Will Stand Strong in Heat of Healthcare Fight?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flashed some mighty sharp fangs last week at the insurance industry. The industry, along with drug companies, hospitals, and medical associations, is trying to torpedo...
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John Nichols
Why Single Payer Advocacy Matters Now More Than Ever
How should serious supporters of health-care reform spend the month of August? Not by getting trapped in the narrow "debate" between "party of no" Republicans who favor no reform at all, and Blue Dog...
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Frida Berrigan
For the Sixty-Fourth Time: No More Nuclear War
I can't help myself. I still think it's worth bringing up, even for the 64th time. I'm talking, of course, about the atomic obliteration, at the end of a terrible, world-rending war, of two Japanese...
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