Views for 2009-10-02

Friday, October 2, 2009
Deborah Pasha James and Jeanne B. Hewitt
Connecting Transit and Health
One of the earliest health and anatomy lessons for many of us came from the traditional spiritual "Dem Bones," when as children we sang how "the toe bone's connected to the foot bone," the foot bone...
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Pepe Escobar
Jumpin' Jack Verdi, It's a Gas, Gas, Gas
Brussels - Oil and natural gas prices may be relatively low right now, but don't be fooled. The New Great Game of the twenty-first century is always over energy and it's taking place on an immense...
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David Sirota
Who Are the 'Deciders'?
The war in Afghanistan poses two important questions: What should be done and who should be "the deciders"? Congressional Republicans say the answer to the first query is military escalation. But...
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Paul Krugman
Mission Not Accomplished
Stocks are up. Ben Bernanke says that the recession is over. And I sense a growing willingness among movers and shakers to declare “Mission Accomplished” when it comes to fighting the slump. It’s...
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Ellen Goodman
A Question of Health and Women’s Equality
My favorite moment so far in the health care debate was when Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona argued against mandating maternity benefits as part of a basic insurance coverage. “I don’t need maternity care...
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Julia Olmstead
Climate Billl Is the Wrong Place for Farm Policy
This week, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced a new piece of climate legislation, and agriculture once again is expected to be at the center of debate as the bill...
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John Nichols
Who Decides About War? What About the People?
The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan has reached its "sell-by…" date. A majority of Americans now tell pollsters the mission was a mistake. Ninety-eight members of the House – including liberal...
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Elizabeth Goitein
Electronic Border Control
Suppose you're returning home from a vacation in Cancun. A customs agent asks you to open your suitcase so he can check its contents. So far, so good. Now, the agent asks you to log on to your laptop...
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David Michael Green
If the Russians Did This to Us, We’d Kill ‘Em
What if the Russians invaded? It's not so far-fetched an idea, you know. We spent half a century and trillions of dollars to make sure that it would never happen, so it's really not such a strange...
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Tom Gallagher
Obama's Afghanistan Problem – It's in Our Hands
What now for the US in Afghanistan? Does the Obama Administration drop the other shoe and commit us to a second decade of war? Or will it somehow pull up short of the precipice? All of sudden, there’...
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Jeff Biggers
The Coalfield Uprising
When the Environmental Protection Agency declared this year on September 11 that all pending mountaintop removal mining permits in four Appalachian states stood in violation of the Clean Water Act...
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Naomi Klein
Copenhagen: Obama Better Go Back
When Obama arrives in Copenhagen tomorrow to support Chicago's Olympic bid, he will be showing the world that he is willing to schlep to Scandinavia for an event he considers important. The big...
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