Views for 2010-01-23

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Bob Herbert
They Still Don’t Get It
How loud do the alarms have to get? There is an economic emergency in the country with millions upon millions of Americans riddled with fear and anxiety as they struggle with long-term joblessness,...
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Daphne Wysham
Energy and Climate Change: C+
When Barack Obama was elected president, many climate activists were thrilled. With the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reaching dangerous levels, and Democrats controlling...
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Janine Jackson
The (In)dispensable Public
"Asked to choose between a larger influx of troops to fight Al-Qaeda and the Taliban and train the Afghan military, and a smaller number of new U.S. forces more narrowly focused on training,...
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Doug Hertzler
It's Time for a New Relationship With Bolivia
Evo Morales is the most popular President Bolivia has ever had, winning re-election last month with 64% of the vote in spite of the fact that he is often at loggerheads with Bolivia's upper classes...
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Michael Winship
Progressives: Don't Mourn, Organize
Tragic events continuing out of Haiti make all the bad news for progressives this week wither in comparison. Nonetheless, over these last few days, for liberals in particular, there has been no joy...
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Mike Prokosch
Record Bank Profits - American Dream Foreclosed
Last week, JP Morgan Chase launched the 2010 Wall Street Bonus Sweepstakes. The bank is still losing money on consumer services, but well-heeled investors and financial traders more than made up the...
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Christopher Brauchli
A Tale of a Non-Diplomatic Diplomat
An ambassador is an honest man set to lie abroad for the commonwealth. —Sir Henry Wotton, Reliquiae Wottoniamae [1651]
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Randall Amster
Personal Corporatehood: Coping With the Reason Divided of Citizens United
There's great consternation brewing over the recent Supreme Court decision that cements and extends the misbegotten logic of "corporate personhood," and rightly so. Surely one of the most farcical...
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Ralph Nader
Time to Rein in Out-of-Control Corporate Influences on Our Democracy
Thursday's 5-4 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...
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