Views for 2009-10-16

Friday, October 16, 2009
Isabel Macdonald
Sheriff Arpaio: "I Could Be Elected on Pink Underwear"
As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in increasing defiance of the feds' decision to strip him of his street-level federal immigration authority, charges forward with another of his notorious anti-...
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Patti Lynn
Corporations Badmouth Public Water
Things aren't looking pretty for drinking water these days. Recent articles from The New York Times and the Associated Press have exposed unchecked pollution, grave gaps in oversight, decaying...
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Ted Rall
Eight Years Later, We Still Don’t Get It in Afghanistan
Eight years. We’ve been in Afghanistan longer than any other war in American history. The party of the president who invaded Afghanistan has been repudiated at the polls. Yet we still haven’t altered...
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Tim Karr
Does Astroturf Ever Die?
How do we rid Washington of astroturf? It's a blight that's spread over the Capitol like kudzu, smothering genuine public debate under a tangle of misinformation. Sporting names like "Tea Party...
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Rob Smart
10 Things We Should Teach Every Kid About Food
Food is essential to our survival. It impacts our health and wellbeing. It has the power to bring people together. Food can be manipulated in many ways, from cooking to processing to using it as fuel...
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Ralph Nader
Barney Frank and the Planet of the Banks
What planet is Congressman Barney Frank on, anyway? It is the planet of the banks and other financial firms that keep his campaign coffers humming, as their chairman of the House Financial Services...
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Jessica Irvine
Girl Power Takes on Selfishness
The official photo gallery of Elinor Ostrom, joint winner of this year's Nobel memorial prize in economics, says it all. In one picture, she stands behind a lectern in a tie-dyed T-shirt,...
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Clive Stafford Smith
MI5 Can't Keep Turning a Blind Eye to Torture
Jonathan Evans , the head of MI5, told an audience at Britsol University yesterday that we have to consort with people who torture, and that we can do so while keeping our own hands pristine clean...
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Mark Morford
The Gang Rape and the Republicans
The world's tallest domestic dog ? Adorable. The world's biggest newborn baby? Sad and disturbing .
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Lewis Seiler, Dan Hamburg
Obama Renews Bush's 9/11 State of Emergency
On September 10 th , President Obama reinstituted the national State of Emergency first declared by George W. Bush on September 14, 2001 by placing the following language in the Federal Register. The...
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Michael Winship
The Nobel Prize with an Asterisk
Despite the graciousness of his speech at the White House last Friday, President Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize did have an air slightly reminiscent of Lincoln's story about the man who...
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Paul Krugman
A Hatchet Job So Bad It’s Good
In the past, the insurance industry’s power has been a major barrier to health-care reform. Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous “Harry and Louise” ads that helped kill the Clinton plan...
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Naomi Klein
Obama's Bad Influence
Of all the explanations for Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, the one that rang truest came from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It sets the seal on America's return to the heart of all the world'...
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