Views for 2010-02-02

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Donna Smith
If Terror Is the Measure, It’s Healthcare War
Since I was a little child huddled in the elementary school hallway for the bomb drills to the present day when I listen to the reasons my nation must spend more on foreign military actions, the...
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Zach Carter
Don’t Let Citizens United Wreck Our Economy
In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to influence American elections, overturning a century of legal precedent. The Court’s ruling...
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Laura Flanders
Hijinks or Undercover Ops?
If four politically-motivated young men with left-wing (or Muslim), rather than right-wing ties, broke into the office of a senior Senate Homeland Security Committee member and gained access to her...
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Glenn Greenwald
What Exactly Did Bush and Cheney Do Wrong?
As I noted several days ago, it is not only Republicans -- but Democratic and media establishment figures as well -- who clearly crave the preservation of the Bush/Cheney approach to Terrorism and...
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Matthew Rothschild
Barack Obama and the Fading of Hope
Whither has it fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now the glory and the dream? —William Wordsworth Face it: A lot of people fooled themselves. When Barack Obama was running for President, and when...
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Monika Kalra Varma and Kerry Kennedy
Guiding Haiti's Roadmap to Recovery With Human Rights
Overwhelmed by sadness, empathy and disbelief, the world's eyes are focused on the rescue and relief efforts for those in Haiti. However, many who have worked in Haiti fear that a preventable long-...
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MN Senator John Marty
Single Payer Solution for Obama
"If anyone...has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses, let me know." --...
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David Kristjanson-Gural
It’s the Economists Stupid
Economists like to think they are scientists but for the most part, aware of it or not, they are shilling for the powers that be. We won’t get out of this mess, until we call them on their shell game...
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George Monbiot
Mock This Campaign If You Like, But How Else Can Blair Be Held to Account?
What else can you do? When the entire ­administration is engaged in a criminal act, when there is no clear separation of powers between the government and the judiciary, when those appointed to hold...
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Sue Sturgis
Obama's Nuclear Generation Gap?
During the energy portion of his first State of the Union address last week, President Obama called for "building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country."
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Norman Solomon
Don’t Call It a 'Defense' Budget
This isn't "defense." The new budget from the White House will push U.S. military spending well above $2 billion a day. Foreclosing the future of our country should not be confused with defending it...
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