Views for 2010-03-22

Monday, March 22, 2010
Jane Hamsher
The Sober Reality of Health Care Reform
The country turned an important corner last night when Congress affirmed the moral imperative of providing quality health care to more Americans and passed the President's sweeping health insurance...
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Jon Walker
Signed, Sealed, but Not Delivered: Six Big Flaws Need Fixing to Make New Law Meaningful Health Care Reform
This health care reform bill passed late last night and soon to be signed into law is a seriously flawed piece of legislation, for it fails to achieve the goals of real health care reform. Now that...
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Andy Worthington
Seven Years of War in Iraq: Still Based on Bush and Cheney’s Torture, Lies
Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq, but by now, it seems, the American people have become used to living in a state of perpetual war, even though that war was based...
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Glenn Greenwald
The GOP's Newfound Defense of 'Consent of the Governed'
One Republican leader after the next stood up yesterday to depict the health care bill as a grave threat to democracy because it was enacted in the face of disapproval from a majority of Americans...
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Jessica Camille Aguirre
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
Don Alivio Aruquipa is smiling as he gestures around his community. Behind him, groups of yelping children kick a soccer ball around a sloping green plaza. Every so often, the ball goes flying off...
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Robert Parry
NYT Admits Getting Duped on ACORN
The New York Times admits, sort of, that it got duped by right-wing propagandists who appear to have succeeded in a plot to destroy ACORN, an organization that has aided and defended the poor and...
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James Carroll
Springtime, the Chance to Leave Darkness Behind
Spring arrives as its own metaphor. Daffodils push up through the crusty earth. Knotty buds unfold. A pale green washes the field. The slant of light shifts. Warmth blankets the air. The familiar...
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Barbara Frost
Taking Action for World Water Day
This is a tale of two countries - one landlocked, with two-thirds of its harsh environment given over to desert and where rainfall is thought to be reducing; the other low lying, with millions of...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Policing Afghanistan: How Afghan Police Training Became a Train Wreck
The Pentagon faces a tough choice: Should it award a new contract to Xe (formerly Blackwater), a company made infamous when its employees killed 17 Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007, or to DynCorp, a company...
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From the Right: David Frum
It's Waterloo All Right: Ours
Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s. It's hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster. Conservatives may cheer themselves that...
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Chris Hedges
The Health Care Hindenburg Has Landed
Rep. Dennis Kucinich's decision to vote "yes" in Sunday's House action on the health care bill, although he had sworn to oppose the legislation unless there was a public option, is a perfect example...
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Michael Moore
The Great Thing About the Health Care Law That Has Passed? It Will Save Republican Lives, Too
To My Fellow Citizens, the Republicans: Thanks to last night's vote, that child of yours who has had asthma since birth will now be covered after suffering for her first nine years as an American...
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Tom Gallagher
What Has MoveOn Moved On To?
Ain't nothing wrong with changing your position, that's for sure - changing facts, changing minds, and all that. Generally though, a change of mind'll go down better when you package it with a little...
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