Views for 2010-02-05

Friday, February 5, 2010
Robert Reich
Who's Killing Financial Reform?
Senator Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, scolded Wall Street representatives at a hearing Thursday for sending “an army of lobbyists whose only mission is to kill the common-...
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Christopher Dreisbach
Constitutionally Illiterate
On Nov. 5, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House minority leader, took the podium at a Republican rally, waved a document defiantly and declared:"This is my copy of the Constitution, and I'm going to...
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Bonnie Bricker and Adil E. Shamoo
Iraq Policy: D
Recent suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad have sent a message to Washington: Maintaining the Iraq policy of the past administration does not inspire hope.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Lynch Mob Mentality
If I had the power to have one statement of fact be universally recognized in our political discussions, it would be this one: The fact that the Government labels Person X a "Terrorist" is not proof...
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Sarah Laskow
What’s Missing from the New Clean Energy Agenda?
Nuclear power, biofuels, clean coal: These are the Obama administration’s answers to climate change. The 2011 budget, released this week, promised new loans for the construction of nuclear power...
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Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham...Earth
Our country, and the world, faces the duel crisis of a failed American economy and climate change that threatens life on this planet as we know it. Poor people and people of color are feeling the...
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Julie Hollar
‘Climategate’ Overshadows Copenhagen: Media regress to the bad old days of false balance
With the Kyoto Protocol expiring in 2012, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) was intended to make new international commitments to reduce emissions and fight the...
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Harvey Wasserman
Remembering Mahatma Zinn
Howard Zinn was above all a gentleman of unflagging grace, humility and compassion. No American historian has left a more lasting positive legacy on our understanding of the true nature of our...
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Johann Hari
There's Real Hope From Haiti and It's Not What You Expect
In the weeks after a disaster like the Haiti earthquake, journalists always search for an upbeat twist to the tale. You know it by now – the baby found alive after a week under wreckage. But this...
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Paula Crossfield
Message to President Obama: Why Trade Will Not Save Rural America
In Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s op-ed this week in the Des Moines Register, he recognized that hunger could not be solved by raising production, because production is in fact at record...
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Bill Quigley
Haiti - Still Starving 23 Days Later
You can walk down many of the streets of Port au Prince and see absolutely no evidence that the world community has helped Haiti. Twenty-three days after the earthquake jolted Haiti and killed over...
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