Views for 2009-10-28

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Donna Smith
TARP-Loving Joe Loves Bailing Out Banks but Not Providing Healthcare
Are we to believe Senator Joe Lieberman objects to a public health insurance plan because he's a raging believer in the free market or in protecting taxpayers funds? That's just not true Joe. You're...
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Lindsay Beyerstein
Joe Lieberman and the Opt-Out Revolution
Progressives rejoiced when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this week that the final Senate health care bill would include a public option. The announcement was a major victory for left-...
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Mark Weisbrot
Latin America's Economic Rebels
Among the conventional wisdom that we hear everyday in the business press is that developing countries should bend over backwards to create a friendly climate for foreign corporations, follow...
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Saul Landau
Cuban Embargo: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
Once again, Cuba has asked the United Nations to help end the U.S. economic, financial and trade embargo. Havana says this blockade cost it more than $242 million last year. The embargo also stymies...
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Shawn Dell Joyce
No Such Thing as Clean Coal
We are enduring a $45 million advertising campaign touting "clean coal" as the solution to America's energy crisis. This is an attempt by "Big Coal" lobbyists (the American Coalition for Clean Coal...
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Ari Berman
Centrist Democrats = Corporate Sellouts
Every time I hear about Joe Lieberman's latest apostasy , I think, Oy vey! There he goes again. More Joementum.
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Gabriella Campos
The Struggle Against Free Trade Continues
On October 15th, La Mesa Nacional Frente a La Minería Metálica en El Salvador, also known as El Salvador's National Roundtable on Mining, won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award awarded by the...
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Jay Walljasper
The Victory of the Commons
The biggest roadblock standing in the way of many people's recognition of the importance of the commons came tumbling down when Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize for...
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Kevin Gosztola
Doctors Risking Arrest for Healthcare for All, Challenge System That Makes Them Complicit
At least three doctors will be risking arrest in civil disobedience actions during Mobilization for Healthcare for All' s third wave of actions this week, which are being held to demand an end to...
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Ann Wright
An American Diplomat and a British Soldier Tell Their Leaders They Have No Clothes: No to the Afghanistan War Strategy
British Army Lance Corporal Joe Glenton faces court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan. He defied a direct order by his commanding officer to not participate in the in the Saturday,...
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Jim Hightower
Healthcare Hypocrites
How do you spell "hypocrisy"?
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Amy Goodman, Amy Goodman
The War Condolences Obama Hasn’t Sent
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Chancellor Keesling died in Iraq on June 19, 2009, from “a non-combat related incident,” according to the Pentagon. Keesling had killed himself. He was just one in what is...
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Robert Scheer
Lieberman Twists the Knife
Is there a more hypocritical figure in American politics than Joe Lieberman? The Connecticut senator declared Tuesday that he would support a filibuster of any health care reform bill that has a...
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