Views for 2009-12-05

Saturday, December 5, 2009
John Halle
Connecticut Senate Race: Run, Ralph, Run
News reports indicating that Ralph Nader is considering a run for Senate from his home state Connecticut provoked some of the same tired and tiresome mantras familiar from previous campaigns: Nader...
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Robert Barkley Jr
Dear President Obama: You've Pretty Much Blown It
Dear President Obama: I have written you several open letters. Each one seems to be more critical of your efforts thus far. Consequently, at least to me, the evidence of your continued poor...
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Paul Rosenberg
...Then As Farce
Marx: "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." --"The Eighteenth...
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Andy Worthington
Four Men Leave Guantanamo; Two Face Ill-Defined Trials In Italy
On Monday, the Obama administration announced that it had transferred four prisoners from Guantanamo: Sabir Lahmar, an Algerian, was transferred to France; an unidentified Palestinian was transferred...
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Rachel Smolker
Taking Action Against Carbon Trade: What the Clouds Say
On November 30th, I spent part of my day lying on the ground in the middle of a busy intersection in the heart of Chicago's financial district with my arms locked into big plastic tubes that...
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Jodie Evans
Thank the President for Waking the Sleeping Giant
CODEPINK issued an alert on Thursday, December 3, about the President's West Point speech on Afghanistan and his failure to respond to the many voices calling for peace. We asked people to email the...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Death Penalty Revisited-Again
If it were an art to overcome heresy with fire, the executioners would be the most learned doctors on earth. — Martin Luther, To the Christian Nobility of the German States
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Michael Winship
The Afghan Ambush
The decision has been made. The months of meetings and briefings are over.Tuesday night, the President made it official: 30,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. Along with Friday's announcement...
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David Michael Green
Present at the Destruction
Everybody has a different role to play at a funeral, I guess. There's the sobby, hysterical, "He's not really dead, everything's just like it used to be!", kinda guy. Think of Reagan or Lil' Bush,...
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