Views for 2009-08-26

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Amy Goodman
Who Is Obama Playing Ball With?
It looked like it was business as usual for President Barack Obama on the first day of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, as he spent five hours golfing with Robert Wolf, president of UBS Investment...
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Frida Berrigan
Afghanistan: War Trumps Elections
The official results of Afghanistan's presidential elections won't be known for weeks. The ballots cast around the country need to be brought to Kabul — some by donkey and helicopter — and counted...
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Rose Ann DeMoro
A Bailout for the US Healthcare Industry
The fractured U.S. healthcare debate, replete with wild distortions of Canada's medicare, must seem incomprehensible to many north of our border. News images of fabricated "death panels" or...
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Peter Beaumont
The CIA's Willing Torturers
There is a moment in the still heavily redacted CIA inspector general's report into its use of harsh interrogation techniques against al-Qaida suspects that speaks volumes of how torture is allowed...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Scapegoat's Apology
I don't begrudge William Calley his remorse about My Lai, but I'm hesitant to acknowledge his apology for it. If you steal $10 from your mother, you need to apologize. If, as you carry out orders,...
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Norman Solomon
The Afghanistan Gap: Press vs. Public
This month, a lot of media stories have compared President Johnson's war in Vietnam and President Obama's war in Afghanistan. The comparisons are often valid, but a key parallel rarely gets mentioned...
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Laura Flanders
Right-Wing Mad Scientist and His Mindless Murdering Drones
A US drone firing missiles into a village in northern Pakistan killed at least 19 people over the weekend. The targets were militants said the US military. The victims included six dead children said...
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Robert Scheer
Remembering the Real Deal
The light has gone out, and with it that infectious warm laugh and intensely progressive commitment of the best of the Kennedys. Not, at this point, to take anything away from the memory of his...
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Sandy Heierbacher
Upgrading the Way We Do Politics
Town hall meetings being held on health care legislation across the country are exploding with emotion, frustration, and conflict. Citizens are showing up in throngs to speak out, and sometimes to...
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Jill Richardson
Food's Role in the Health Care Crisis
We must address our food system if we want to reduce the increasing costs of health care. The health care reform debate can be divided into two major issues: increasing access and decreasing costs...
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Jack Newfield
The Senate's Fighting Liberal
Sen. Ted Kennedy passed away after a long battle with brain cancer on August 25, 2009. This 2002 profile by the late Jack Newfield captures the essence of what this legend meant to the progressive...
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