Views for 2010-01-31

Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pierre Tristam
Tebow and His Mom: A Speculative Focus on Family
Tim Tebow and I have at least one thing in common. Our mothers were both counseled to abort us. I should say I'm grateful my mother didn't listen to the advice. But that would be a lie. I'm not so...
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Jonathan Lash
Today's Deadline: Copenhagen's Moment of Truth
Today, January 31st, we will learn if world leaders meant what they said when they agreed last month to act collectively to stabilize Earth's overheating climate. Having failed to complete a legally...
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Robert Kuttner
Obama’s Meager Pitch Meets a Brick Wall
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S State of the Union address was a reminder of why so many Americans invested so much hope in this man - and why he often makes us want to scream. There it all was again - the sheer...
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Brian Conley and Rachael Cobb
Massachusetts Senate Race: Pro-Democrat and Pro-Brown
Forget latte-loving, granola-eating Volvo-driving Democrats. Enter the pro-Obama, pro-Democratic agenda voters who voted for Scott Brown.
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Lenore Daniels
We are Haitians. We are Like People Like Anybody Else
"The past is never dead-it's not even past." -- William Faulkner From the ground, people hear the sound of helicopters above. Twenty Black Hawk helicopters circling the airport! Water! Food! Medical...
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Mitch Rofsky
Quid Pro What? The Supreme Court Has to Recognize Bribery Before It Can Stop It
In 1979, I testified before the House Administration Committee on campaign finance reform. Representative Jerry Lewis (R-CA), today Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, interrupted...
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Gerald E. Scorse
Reagan’s Tax Fairness Surprise
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was President Ronald Reagan's last fiscal legacy. It showcased his deep belief in trickle-down economics, cutting the top rate on personal income nearly in half. But Reagan...
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Eric Margolis
War Won With Talks, Not Troops
The U.S. and its NATO allies are losing the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan. So Washington and London, both in dire financial straits, say they are now ready for a possible face-saving peace deal...
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Frank Rich
The State of the Union Is Comatose
HANDS down, the State of the Union's big moment was Barack Obama's direct hit on the delicate sensibilities of the Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito .
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