Views for 2010-02-03

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Jeff Biggers
Bring Back Van Jones! Blindsiding Clean Energy With Dirty Coal
I miss Van Jones. A lot of us miss President Obama's former green jobs visionary. That includes coal miners, and residents on Coal River Mountain. If President Obama's brilliant green jobs...
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Stephen Zunes
Obama's State of the Union
For eight years, I wrote annotated critiques of the foreign policy segments of George W. Bush’s State of the Union speeches. Despite two ongoing wars, it was striking that Obama focused so little in...
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Helen Caldicott
How Did an Idealistic President Become a Champion of Nuclear Power and By Default, Weapons Proliferation?
In 1983, Barack Obama, a senior at Columbia University described his visions of a "nuclear free world" in an article titled "Breaking the War Mentality" in the university newsmagazine, Sundial. He...
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Jim Hightower
Republicans Out of Touch as Middle Class Sinks
American politics is a hoot! Where else can raw ignorance rise to such high places — and then flaunt itself shamelessly for all to see? For example, who needs Jay Leno or Conan O'Brien for comic...
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Sam Daly
Stop the Green Tech Coup, Military Industry on the Offensive
Environmental NGO's have been uncritically thumping the green tech funding plank and they're generating funding that could be harder to hold onto than a fistful of sand in the Iraqi oilfields.
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Robert Naiman
Eat Your Spinach: Time for Peace Talks in Afghanistan
In the last week the New York Times and Inter Press Service have reported that the Obama Administration is having an internal debate on whether to supports talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders,...
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Amie Newman
Focus on the Family: Funding Extremism Millions of Dollars at a Time
The Super Bowl advertisement being funded and produced by Focus on the Family, using NFL player Tim Tebow and his mother Pam to highlight the beauty and importance of a woman being able to decide for...
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Amy Goodman
Howard Zinn: The People’s Historian
Howard Zinn, legendary historian, author and activist, died last week at the age of 87. His most famous book is “A People’s History of the United States.” Zinn told me last May, “The idea of ‘A...
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Megan Tady
Obama Wants You to Create the Next YouTube
He's said it before , and now he's said it again -- but this time President Obama's unwavering statement in support of Net Neutrality couldn't have come at a better time in the fight for our Internet...
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Michael Schwartz
The Iraqi Oil Conundrum
How the mighty have fallen. Just a few years ago, an overconfident Bush administration expected to oust Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, pacify the country, install a compliant client government,...
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Kathy Kelly
Decency and Strength
Here in Colorado Springs, student and community organizers recently invited me to try and help promote their campaign against a proposed "No Camping" ordinance, a law to ban the homeless from...
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Mark Weisbrot
Why Washington Cares About Countries Like Haiti and Honduras
When I write about US foreign policy in places such as Haiti or Honduras, I often get responses from people who find it difficult to believe that the US government would care enough about these...
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