Views for 2010-01-26

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Laura Flanders
The State of the Corporate Union
The State of the Union will be a little different this year. Thanks to a last-minute switch the annual address will be presented by Lloyd Blankfein, CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, known...
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Matthew Rothschild
Obama Wrong to Prioritize Deficit Reduction
I'm worried that President Obama is going to focus too much on the deficit in his State of the Union speech this week and in his actions throughout this year. I'm worried because such a focus will...
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George Monbiot
Bounties for War Criminals: We Should Not 'Move On' from Mass Murder
The only question that counts is the one that the Chilcot inquiry won't address: was the war with Iraq illegal? If the answer is yes, everything changes.
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John Nichols
Blocking Bernanke is Smart Economics, Smart Politics for Dems
If the Democratic Party wants to lose - or, to be more precise, wants to lose badly in 2010 and 2012, it need only maintain its current loyalty to the most powerful interests on Wall Street. The...
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Andy Worthington
Bagram: The Annotated Prisoner List (A Cooperative Project)
On Friday January 15, 2010, the Pentagon responded to a FOIA request submitted by the ACLU last April, and released ( PDF ) the first ever list of 645 prisoners held, as of September 22, 2009, in the...
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Dean Baker
Don't Be Stupid with the Economy
The US Senate's decision on approving Ben Bernanke for a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve Board is coming down to the wire and the Wall Street crew is once again pulling out all the stops...
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Fran Korten
10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics
The recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in politics just may be the straw that breaks the plutocracy's back.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Sanctity of Military Spending
Administration officials announced last night that the President, in tomorrow's State of the Union address, will propose a multi-year freeze on certain domestic discretionary spending programs. This...
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Bob Herbert
Obama's Credibility Gap
Americans are still looking for the answer, and if they don't get it soon - or if they don't like the answer - the president's current political problems will look like a walk in the park.
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Stephen Zunes
Obama’s Human Rights Policy a Disappointment
The Obama administration's record on human rights has been a major disappointment.
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Jesse Jackson
Forget the Deficit; People Need Jobs
The state of America's union is stark. The economic collapse triggered by the bursting of the housing bubble continues to take its toll. We know the statistics. Nearly one in five American workers is...
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