Views for 2009-09-09

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ronnie Cummins
Open Letter to Whole Foods Market from the Organic Consumers Association
The following is addressed to John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market: Dear John,
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Robert Weissman
Tightening the Corporate Grip: The Stakes at the Supreme Court
Can things get still worse in Washington? Yes, they can. And they will, if the Supreme Court decides for corporations and against real human beings and their democracy in a case the Court will be...
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Maureen Dowd
Less Spocky, More Rocky
As soon as I started covering Barack Obama, I knew he was going to be trouble. Not Global Trouble, like W. and Dick Cheney. Or Hanky-Panky Trouble, like Bill Clinton and John Edwards. Or Tedious...
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Thom Hartmann
Medicare Part E: Everybody
The President this morning admitted on national television that he lost control of the message with health care. It's time to reboot - and use a very, very, very simple message so all Americans can...
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Stili Klikizos
A Teacher’s View of How to Stop an H1N1 Pandemic
As a second-grade teacher in a Milwaukee public school, I’m worried about the swine flu. Not so much for me, but for my students and their parents. I know that parents are supposed to keep kids home...
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Thomas Frank
The Red Scare Returns
What is peculiar about this particular right-wing rebirth is the speed with which it is happening. We had the crash last year, as in 1929. The financial gods were duly dethroned, the banks started to...
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Bob Dreyfuss
Obama Readies Afghan Escalation
Don't look for surprises from President Obama on Afghanistan. During the two year campaign, and since taking office, he's been consistent. For Obama, Afghanistan is the right war, and he's staked his...
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Mark Morford
America: Arms Dealer to the Stars!
And then along comes one of those stories that makes you cringe down to your very core, that makes you see our semi-fine nation and the world around it through a bleak and unforgiving lens indeed. No...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Difference Between 'Legal' and 'Illegal'
In 2006, when the British police -- using (among other things) electronic surveillance conducted by both the U.S.
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Robert Reich
Why a 'Trigger' for the Public Option is Nonsense
I was just on the phone talking with a reporter for a national media outlet who referred to Senator Olympia Snowe's idea for a public option "trigger" as the "centrist position." Whoa. When the...
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Jane Hamsher
We Want the Public Option
When Barack Obama speaks before Congress on healthcare tonight , he'll either mention a public option or he won't.
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Robert Scheer
A 9/11 Reality Check
What if eight years ago the World Trade Center had been leveled by a small nuclear bomb that took out most of lower Manhattan as well? How many millions of innocent civilians would we have killed in...
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Amy Goodman
Van Jones and the Boycott of Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck was mad. He’s the right-wing talk radio host who has a television program on the Fox News Channel. Advertisers were fleeing his Fox program en masse after the civil rights group Color of...
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Jim Hightower
The Reality of Economic Recovery
Great news, America! Having just celebrated Labor Day, we can now bask in the revelation that our long economic nightmare is over. Forget recession, much less a depression, our country is poised to...
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