Views for 2009-11-07

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Max Cleland
The Forever War of the Mind
"EVERY day I was in Vietnam, I thought about home. And, every day I've been home, I've thought about Vietnam." So said one of the millions of soldiers who fought there as I did. Change the name of...
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Jane Hamsher
And the Catholic Bishops Endorse! A Special Thank-You To Planned Parenthood and NARAL
There's a shit storm going down on TV right now on CSPAN as the health care bill hits the floor of the House. Thank you Democrats, for making women take a punch in the throat from a bunch of old men...
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Amitabh Pal
Crunch Time for Planet Earth
It's crunch time for Planet Earth. The climate change negotiations in the run-up to the Copenhagen summit seem to be deadlocked. "America indicated yesterday that a legally binding agreement was...
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Robert Fisk
America is Performing Its Familiar Role of Propping Up a Dictator
Could there be a more accurate description of the Obama-Brown message of congratulations to the fraudulently elected Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan? First the Palestinians held fair elections in 2006,...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Bible-New and Improved
Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read’st black where I read white. —William Blake, The Everlasting Gospel
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Dave Lindorff
Unemployment Up Dramatically! Stocks Rise! Huh?
Ordinary, average, struggling Americans might be scratching their heads over the news today, as the Labor Department reports that unemployment is up by four-tenths of a percent for the month to a...
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Noam Chomsky
War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel
The hopes and prospects for peace aren't well aligned-not even close. The task is to bring them nearer. Presumably that was the intent of the Nobel Peace Prize committee in choosing President Barack...
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Chris Edelson
The Republican Party Has Failed–And That’s Not Good For Anyone
The Republican party's failure has me thinking of a Seinfeld episode, the one where Kramer is upset about a Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant featuring a bright neon sign that lights up his apartment...
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Donna Smith
I’ll Bet the 10.2 Percent Can’t Keep What They’ve Got
Hey There, Congress and Mr. President. It's your citizens. Lots of us are losing jobs and benefits. We cannot keep the benefits we've got when we lose our jobs. In fact it's really hard to keep...
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