Views for 2009-08-15

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Michael Winship
The Gorilla Dust of Health Care
When I was 15, my father was in a near-fatal car collision with a semi-trailer truck. At Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, he lay in a coma for two months. As the medical bills mounted and...
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Eric Stoner
Mercenaries and Murder in Iraq
It would be nice to celebrate the recent withdrawal of the remaining British troops from Iraq as the end of the UK's direct involvement in the military occupation there. But such festivities would...
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César Chelala
Girl Soldiers are Neglected Casualties of War
"Using children in conflict is a heinous crime and destroys the very fabric of society," the American actress Angelina Jolie declared in The Hague at the trial of Thomas Lubanga. Lubanga is a...
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Christopher Brauchli
KBR: Crime Without Punishment
There are men in the world who derive as stern an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as others from success. — Winston Churchill, The Malakand Field Force
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Ray McGovern
Pundits Trying to Help Cheney Avoid Jail
The stenographers of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) are missing the most obvious explanation for former Vice President Dick Cheney's widely reported "disappointment" with former President George W...
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Ralph Nader
"Now Make Me Do It"
Never much of a fighter against abusive corporate power, Barack Obama is making it increasingly clear that right from his start as President, he wanted health insurance reform that received the...
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Gary Engler
A Critical Mess? Yes It Is. If We Lock Up All Those Responsible for Current Traffic Problems, the Traffic Jams Would Be Gone.
The Vancouver Sun editorial criticizing the Critical Mass bicycle ride did not go nearly far enough. While the editorial cited cyclists for breaking the law, everyone knows the real reason for public...
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