Views for 2010-01-29

Friday, January 29, 2010
Jane Hamsher
List of 51 Senate Democrats Who Support a Public Option: What’s Stopping Them Now?
Some day, just for kicks, I’m going to collect quotes from every scold who called upon their volumes of wisdom about Senate procedure to decree that Joe Lieberman must be the ultimate decider on any...
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Margaret Flowers
Medicare-for-All: The Answer to a President's Call and a Nation's Woes
President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama, I was overjoyed to hear you say in your State of the Union address on Wednesday night: "But if anyone from...
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Mary Bottari
This Week in Banking: Root Canals, Rhetoric or Real Reform?
The debate over banks and banking came front and center this week. In his toughest language yet, President Barack Obama vowed to veto financial reform legislation that is not tough enough on Wall...
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Mark Kastel
Organic Dairy Farms Being Crushed by Factory Operations
Family farmers who produce organic milk are petitioning for the swift adoption of new strict rule-making that would rein in the abuses of a handful of factory farms, which are violating both the...
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Ronald Dworkin
The 'Devastating' Decision
Against the opposition of their four colleagues, five right-wing Supreme Court justices have now guaranteed that big corporations can spend unlimited funds on political advertising in any political...
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Matthew Rothschild
Thank You, Howard Zinn
Thank You, Howard Zinn, for being there during the civil rights movement, for teaching at Spelman, for walking the picket lines, and for inspiring such students as Alice Walker and Marian Wright...
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Maude Barlow
To Curb Climate Change, We Need to Protect Water
It is widely acknowledged that greenhouse gas emission-fueled climate change is having a profound and negative impact on fresh water systems around the world. Warmer weather causes more rapid...
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Steve Early
Labor Needs a New Survival Plan
Republican Scott Brown's Senate victory last week deprived President Obama and the Democrats of their filibuster-proof super-majority in the Senate and made Obama's health care plan a high-profile...
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Sarah van Gelder
Can We Still Believe in That Change Obama Ran On?
Unfortunately, too many of our citizens have lost faith that our biggest institutions-our corporations, our media, and, yes, our government-still reflect these same values. Each of these institutions...
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Jim Goodman
The Political Capitol is Gone, Where's the Political Will?
It's not surprising that people are fed up with politics. When money determines who gets elected, when campaign promises are as easily tossed out as garbage and when most elected officials knowingly...
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Johann Hari
This Corruption in Washington is Smothering America's Future
This week, a disaster hit the United States, and the after-shocks will be shaking and breaking global politics for years. It did not grab the same press attention as the fall of liberal Kennedy-...
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Renee Loth
Fight Campaign Finance Ruling, One Step at a Time
Doris "Granny D" Haddock turned 100 this week, just in time to see the US Supreme Court decimate the work of her life. Back in 1999, the Dublin, N.H. woman walked 3,200 miles to support campaign...
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Bill Quigley
Hell and Hope in Haiti
Smoke and flames rose from the sidewalk. A white man took pictures. Slowing down, my breath left me. The fire was a corpse. Leg bones sticking out of the flames. Port Au prince police headquarters is...
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