Views for 2010-02-16

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Charlie Cray
Corporate Death Squads Come Back to Haunt U.S. Companies
A federal judge recently refused to dismiss a civil suit filed against Chiquita which charges that the company paid leftist (FARC) guerrillas operating near its plantations in Columbia -- during a...
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Dean Baker
Obama and the 'Savvy' Bankers
Last week, when President Obama was asked about the $9m dollar bonus for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, he described Blankfein as a savvy businessman , adding that Americans don't begrudge people...
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Jeff Biggers
Does the President's 'Clean Coal' Glibness Turn American Citizens Into Acceptable Collateral Damage?
No American leader has done more to advance a clean energy future than President Obama. Nor has any American president done more to invoke a mandate for stricter workplace safety and environmental...
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Mark Weisbrot
Answer to the People, Not Greedy Elites
The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, recently fired the head of the central bank, Martín Redrado, when he rejected the government's plan to use $6.6bn of international reserves to pay off...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Dear Sarah: Say It Is So, Run for President
Dear Sarah Palin: I hear you're pondering a run for the White House in 2012. Last week, you told Fox news it would be ``absurd'' to rule it out. I'm writing to ask that you rule it in. I very badly...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
We Still Have a Lot to Learn from Nelson Mandela
The 20th anniversary this week of Nelson Mandela's release from prison gives sufficient reason to ask if we will ever learn from his example. This is not the easy story line about the man who was...
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Margaret Krome
Give Higher Priority to Farm to School Programs
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, held a conference call last week with about a thousand of his closest friends to talk about the Obama administration’s initiatives on child nutrition...
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Donna Smith
A Mother’s Personal Mission: Healthcare Not Warfare
This week, the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign I help co-chair for Progressive Democrats of America becomes even more deeply personal for me. My son leaves for his volunteer tour of duty in...
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John Buell
Car Culture and Global Energy Conflict
This ad (herein condensed) did not make the Super Bowl roster, but Sarah Palin probably likes it:
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