Views for 2010-02-01

Monday, February 1, 2010
Glenn Greenwald, Glenn Greenwald
Susan Collins Spreads Central Myth About the Constitution
Over the weekend, Sen.
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Michael Day
We Need More, and Bigger, Gardens, Not McMansions
It's spring. And no one welcomes the lengthening days more avidly than our household. Cat sprawled in a sun patch, chickens in the veggie patch and kids clambering on the swing set. And the wife and...
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Dean Baker
Walking Away From Negative Equity
It is probably best to leave the gods out of discussions of economic policy, but this barrier was breached in November when the CEO of Goldman Sachs , Lloyd Blankfein, told an interviewer that...
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Chris Hedges
The Creed of Objectivity Killed the News
Reporters who witness the worst of human suffering and return to newsrooms angry see their compassion washed out or severely muted by the layers of editors who stand between the reporter and the...
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Paul Krugman
Good and Boring
In times of crisis, good news is no news. Iceland’s meltdown made headlines; the remarkable stability of Canada’s banks, not so much. Yet as the world’s attention shifts from financial rescue to...
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Dave Lindorff
Talk Now With the Taliban (We’re Going to End Up Having to Talk With Them Anyhow)
You had to love the headline the Philadelphia Inquirer put on the jump page of columnist Trudy Rubin's Sunday commentary about word that the Obama administration is hoping to talk with at least some...
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David Potorti
Howard Zinn’s Mirror
Nine years ago, when a group of 9/11 family members including me began speaking out against our nation's militaristic response to the September 11 th attacks, it was a very different time. It was a...
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Carol Paris
What I Have Learned Doing Civil Disobedience for Single Payer
"People should go where they are not supposed to go, say what they are not supposed to say, and stay when they are told to leave." --Howard Zinn Well, that quote pretty well sums up "what to do." But...
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Ira Chernus
Israeli Women Soldiers Break the Silence
What's it like to be a woman serving in the Israeli occupation force in the West Bank? Is a woman's experience as an occupier any different than a man's? Yes indeed, say some women who have just...
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William H. Chafe
Roots of a Protest That Altered History
Fifty years ago today, four black freshmen at Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, N.C., helped change American history. They walked into the Woolworth's department store, purchased...
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James Carroll
Zinn’s Life Was a Testament to Possibility
Howard Zinn had just buckled his seat belt when the flight attendant's voice came over the speakers with the pre-flight routine - the welcome aboard and identification of crew members. At mention of...
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Gary Younge
The West Owes Haiti a Bailout. And It Would Be a Hand-Back, Not a Handout
Last week started with a conference in Montreal, called by a group of governments and international agencies calling themselves Friends of Haiti, to discuss the long and short term needs of the...
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Tom Engelhardt, Tom Engelhardt
Seven Days in January
Sometimes it pays to read a news story to the last paragraph where a reporter can slip in that little gem for the news jockeys, or maybe just for the hell of it. You know, the irresistible bit that...
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