Views for 2009-10-26

Monday, October 26, 2009
Laura Flanders
Bombings in Baghdad Threaten DC Security
“Deadliest bombs since ‘07 shatter Iraqi Complexes. Key Government Sites. Synchronized car blasts kill more than 130 — Security issue.” So reads the headline in my newspaper. According to the...
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Dean Baker
Wall Street Adds Insult to Injury
Most people would have little difficulty getting by on $200,000 a year . Most people who had badly messed up on their job and put their employer in bankruptcy would be absolutely delighted to find...
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Michael T. Klare
Welcome to 2025: American Preeminence Is Disappearing Fifteen Years Early
Memo to the CIA: You may not be prepared for time-travel, but welcome to 2025 anyway! Your rooms may be a little small, your ability to demand better accommodations may have gone out the window, and...
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Roberto Rodriguez
Nightmare of a Dream Student
TUCSON, Ariz. -- I’ll refer to her as Leticia X. She is undocumented, but has been in this country since the age of three and is a top student at her high school. Yet, unless the law changes soon,...
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Peter Laarman
Escalating Afghanistan: What Did You Do in the Class War, Daddy?
Thirty-four years ago this month the young James Fallows published (in the Washington Monthly) what still remains a definitive article about the class divide in times of war—“What Did You Do in the...
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Donna Smith
Why Isn’t 122 Dead Americans Every Day a National Health Emergency?
Why does H1N1 call for a Presidential designation as a national emergency while the preventable deaths of 45,000 Americans every year (122 every day) is not? Swine flu leads the news. You can die...
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Jeff Biggers
Battle at Coal River Mountain Explodes: Green Jobs Vs. Big Coal Showdown
The Battle at Coal River Mountain has officially begun.
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Scott Berman
Health Care Reform Is Moral Battle for the Soul of a Nation
I have been asked to testify Monday about my experience with health insurance to a panel of clergy who will meet to discuss the moral issues of providing health care. What a terrific idea!
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New York Times Editorial
The Cover-Up Continues
The Obama administration has clung for so long to the Bush administration’s expansive claims of national security and executive power that it is in danger of turning President George W. Bush’s cover-...
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Gary Younge
We Attacked the Bankers, but Took Our Eyes Off the Whole Rotten System
'I was in this game for the money," wrote Andrew Lahde , a hedge fund manager, in a letter to the Financial Times last year as the global economy went into meltdown.
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Chris Hedges
War Is a Hate Crime
Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is wrong. So is violence against people in Afghanistan and Iraq. But in the bizarre culture of identity politics, there are no alliances...
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Bill Quigley and Deborah Popowski
When Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib Come Home
The Louisiana Board that licenses psychologists is facing a growing legal fight over torture and medical care at the infamous Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. In 2003, Louisiana psychologist and...
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