Views for 2009-12-12

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Robert Weissman
(A Little Bit of) Wall Street Reform
Four hundred forty-two days after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, the U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed financial reform legislation. The long delay between the onset of the...
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David Krieger
The Nobel War Lecture
In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, President Obama, one of the world's great orators and purveyors of hope, gave a speech that must reflect the divisions within himself and his personal...
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Gareth Porter
US-Iran Talks: The Road to Diplomatic Failure
The talks between the G5 plus 1 and Iran are careening toward a premature breakdown. If they do fall apart, it will be due in large part to a serious diplomatic miscalculation by the Obama...
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Sarah van Gelder
Cap & Dividend: A Clear Winner
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a bill today that is a much better approach to reducing climate change than the cap and trade bill circulating in the Senate. Her bill, which she co-sponsored...
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Bill McKibben
It's Going to Be Beautiful
I know many of you are busy preparing for this weekend's vigils , and I know you're all hearing a lot about the climate talks in Copenhagen . But since we're all working on the same team, I wanted to...
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David Michael Green
America's Race to the Bottom
I sure hope that there is a full and speedy recovery to the massive recession we are all now suffering under. But, I'll be honest. I doubt that there will be. Most of the upticks following our latest...
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Bill Moyers & Michael Winship
The Land Mines Obama Won't Touch
Many people are troubled that Barack Obama flew to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize so soon after escalating the war in Afghanistan. He is now more than doubling the number of troops there when...
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Ralph Nader
'Just War' Is Just Words
President Obama, the Afghan war escalator, received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, and proceeded to deliver his acceptance speech outlining the three criteria for a "just war" which he...
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