Views for 2010-01-21

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Jane Hamsher
Everyone is Dennis Kucinich Now
The results in Massachusetts, Arkansas, New York, Ohio and Indiana show that Democrats are probably a lot closer to Dennis Kucinich than they are to the so-called “centrists” like Joe Lieberman whose...
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Lisa Graves
Citizens United Is a Radical Rewriting of the Constitution by Pro-Corporate Supreme Court
Five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down critically important laws regulating corporations' influence on election and public policy.
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Doris 'Granny D' Haddock
Wisdom at 100: Defend Democracy Against the Corporate State
Ten years ago, I walked from California to Washington, D.C. to help gather support for campaign finance reform. I used the novelty of my age (I was 90), to garner attention to the fact that our...
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Ralph Nader
Corporate Personhood Should Be Banned, Once and For All
Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission shreds the fabric of our already weakened democracy by allowing corporations to more completely dominate...
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Rebecca Solnit
Covering Haiti: When the Media Is the Disaster
Soon after almost every disaster the crimes begin: ruthless, selfish, indifferent to human suffering, and generating far more suffering. The perpetrators go unpunished and live to commit further...
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Bob Kerrey
The Senator from Exxon-Mobil? As Supreme Court Throws Open the Floodgates to Unlimited Corporate Money in Campaigns, the Time for Real Reform is Now!
Folks, we have a problem. It's bigger than healthcare, global warming, and the economy because it cuts to the heart of every big issue we face. The symptoms of this problem are clear:
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Howard Zinn
Obama at One: Little Surprising in Absence of Progressive Social Movement
Looking back at President Obama's first year in office, The Nation asked members of its community to give their assesment of his performance.
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Matthew Rothschild
The DLC Pathway is a Dead End: Fire Rahm Emanuel Today
Barack Obama should fire Rahm Emanuel today. He has not served the President well as chief of staff. One year ago, Obama took the oath of office riding a wave of goodwill. In the next six weeks, his...
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Mark Engler
Grading Obama on Honduran Coup: D
The June 28 coup in Honduras against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya presented a crisis that would color the Obama administration's foreign policy outlook for all of the Americas — and...
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Phyllis Bennis
Haiti, Again?
There's a special kind of horror that comes from watching a human catastrophe escalate in front of our eyes, knowing that for most of us sending money is the only useful thing we can do. I remember...
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Laura Flanders
Lessons Not Learned
A year ago I was freezing on the Mall with a few million others, watching the inauguration of a new President. Today I'm sweltering in my unnaturally hot office, fearing the inauguration of a new...
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Robert C. Koehler
Haiti: The Spectacle
Haiti falls apart and America's journalists are on the ground, bringing us the spectacle of devastation. We care, we donate, we shake our heads in horror at the human toll of poverty. A bare foot...
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Robert Weissman
Massachusetts and the Populist Imperative
It takes a special skill for a Democrat to lose a federal election in Massachusetts. But whatever the failings of the candidacy and campaign of Martha Coakley, the Democratic senate candidate in...
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Mark Weisbrot
Haiti Needs Water, Not Occupation
On Monday, six days after the earthquake in Haiti, the US Southern Command finally began to drop bottled water and food from an air force C-17. US defence secretary Robert Gates had previously...
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Jim Hightower
Reining in the Gods of the Fed
Here's a story that reads like the script of an old B-grade monster movie - and it would be comic, were it not so serious. The monster is named "The Fed," a hydra-headed creature with enormous and...
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