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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Senator Bernie Sanders
Bernanke Must Go
I will not vote to confirm Ben Bernanke for another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve and have placed a hold on his nomination in the US Senate. Last year, the American people overwhelmingly...
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Thomas Frank
The Real Chicago Way
When the entertainers of the right aren't declaring their disgust with President Obama for groveling before foreign potentates, they're pretending to fear him as a left-wing thug, an exemplar of what...
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Richard W. Behan
The Audacity of Hype
President Obama's West Point speech was a brutal disappointment. Arguing to escalate the Afghan war, the President simply parroted the exaggerations, deceptions, and lies George Bush used so...
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Adolph Reed
Liberals, I Do Despise
First Published in The Village Voice, Nov. 12, 1996
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Robert Scheer
Dear Barack, Spare Me Your E-Mails
Barack Obama’s faux populism is beginning to grate, and when yet another one of those “we the people” e-mails from the president landed on my screen as I was fishing around for a column subject, I...
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Karyn Strickler
Getting Some Green for Your Green: Giving to Reverse Climate Change
The end of the year is traditionally a time for giving -- money. Since people want some bang for their buck, some green for their green, I have compiled my list of 12 organizations that I recommend...
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Dave Zirin
The People Speak: When Television Makes History
On December 13th, a date I’ve basically had tattooed on my arm like the guy from Memento, The People Speak finally makes its debut on the History Channel. This is more than just must-see-TV. It is...
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John LaForge
Nuclear Power: Too Expensive, Too Risky
Lofty claims about the benefits of nuclear power are coming from the Nuclear Energy Institute and others. Meanwhile, news, financial and energy journals make clear that boiling water with uranium is...
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Laura Carlsen
Honduran Elections a Parody of Democracy
The production Honduran Elections, staged at a small, rundown theater in Central America on November 29, left the audience unconvinced, and failed to resolve a confused and conflict-ridden plotline...
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Ellen Cantarow
Living by the Gate From Hell: A Portrait of Nonviolent Resistance in One Palestinian Village
Much is heard of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the story of the determined, long-term nonviolent resistance of many Palestinian villagers to the loss of their lands, striking as...
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Amy Goodman
Take Me to Your Climate Leader
COPENHAGEN—“Politicians talk, leaders act” read the sign outside the Bella Center in Copenhagen on the opening day of the United Nations climate summit. Inside the convention center, the official...
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