Views for 2009-11-18

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
James Ridgeway
Let Them Eat Zoloft
As the Senate takes up health care reform, we're sure to be treated to yet more scenes of our elected officials bending over backwards to kiss the gold-plated butts of the pharmaceutical and...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Weekly Standard's ACLU Smear Indicts Only Itself
Even for The Weekly Standard, this bitter, juvenile McCarthyite attack on the ACLU by Thomas Joscelyn sputters with so much fact-free, impotent, and self-defeating rage that it's hard to believe it...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Affectionate Jousting with Michael Tomasky
My good friend Michael Tomasky has a blog over at The Guardian...
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John R. MacArthur
History Promises Disaster in Afghanistan for Blind America
If President Obama has ever heard of William L. Shirer, chances are it's in connection with Nazi Germany. Nowadays, you can't make assumptions about what people under 50 know and don't know, but it's...
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Raj Patel
The Trap of Green Consumerism
I often get asked whether I think fair trade is a bad idea, and my response is usually "it's much better to buy fair trade than to buy unfair trade - but if you care about farmers, ask them what they...
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Michael Winship
In a Chilly London November, War and Remembrance
In Great Britain, Remembrance Sunday falls on the second Sunday of November, the one closest to November 11th, the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918. Once, the world called...
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Ray McGovern
Afghan Lessons from the Iraq War
You don't have to go back 40 years to the Vietnam War to feel the sting of déjà vu. Returning to the Iraq War just three years ago will suffice. Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates summed up...
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Jim Hightower
The Worthiness of Banker Charity
"Repent," the preacher cried out, startling those who heard him. This was no street evangelist ranting at the passing crowd, but the archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England. His sharp...
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Alan Nasser
Obama’s Bad Case Against Single Payer
The Obama administration has broadened the scope of what it wants to dismiss as unrealistic, utopian and unpragmatic, i.e. as for all practical purposes impossible. These claims have typically been...
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Sarah Lazare, Clare Bayard
The Architecture of Apartheid
The word "Revenge" is scrawled in Hebrew on a Palestinian school in Hebron. The windows are covered with screens and the play yard obstructed with more screens tipped with barbed wire, to obstruct...
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Pat LaMarche
Bow Sends Pundits Chattering
Ever heard of the washed potato theory? Ken Keyes Jr. wrote about it in his book "The Hundredth Monkey." Keyes studied the monkeys on Japan's Koshima Island. In 1952 Keyes observed one little monkey...
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Robert Scheer
Who Are You and What Have You Done With the Community Organizer We Elected President?
What's up with Barack Obama? The candidate for change once promised to take on the powerful banking interests but is now doing their bidding. Finally, a leading Democrat, in this case Senate Banking...
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Thomas Frank
The Persecution of Sarah Palin
Maybe in their business lives, conservatives are the stern, unforgiving masters of capitalist lore. But when it comes to politics, oh, do they love a whiner!
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Amy Goodman
Hungering for a True Thanksgiving
"In the next 60 seconds, 10 children will die of hunger," says a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) online video. It continues, "For the first time in humanity, over 1 billion people are...
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Tom Engelhardt
It's now a commonplace of the Afghan War.
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