Views for 2010-04-09

Friday, April 9, 2010
Raj Patel
Down on the Clown
It was a seminal moment. For the first time, breaking all convention, Ronald turned to the TV cameras and addressed himself to his viewers directly. It had never been done before, and it set off a...
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Deepak Bhargava
Jobs We Can Believe In
Today is the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, a $10 billion federal program that put millions of Americans to work during the Great Depression. The WPA enabled workers and their...
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Ed Bruske
You Call This Food?
I was ready to have a perfectly civilized discussion–blog-to-blog–with Sam Fromartz over at ChewsWise on the subject of what we can do to get kids to eat better when I was stopped dead in my tracks...
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Tom Turnipseed
The Perplexed Puppet Jerks on His Strings: Karzai Calls US Troops Invaders
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a former consultant for UNOCAL oil company was installed by the US as the President of Afghanistan after our invasion and occupation of that country. Now he complains...
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Ralph Nader
The Miserable State of Mine Safety
The tragedy at the Massey Energy Company’s very profitable Upper Big Branch coal mine at Montcoal, West Virginia, which so far has cost 25 miners’ lives, is another reminder of the immense human and...
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Michael Scahill
Why the Pope Should Take Responsibility and Meet With Victims of Pedophile Priests
I write this piece at the end of the most solemn of all weeks of the Christian faith: Holy Week. I have shown my bias. I am a practicing Catholic. I am also a nurse practitioner who works on a daily...
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Glenn Greenwald
Olbermann on Obama's Assassination Program
There are many legitimate criticisms voiced about Keith Olbermann, but he deserves substantial credit for his coverage [Wednesday] night of a story that is as self-evidently significant as it is...
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Tom Gallagher
The Crime of Silence
If such an incident took place in America, even if an animal were killed like this, what would they do?
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Tamara Brennan
Looking Beyond Money, Living Beyond Fear
The recession has dramatically demonstrated just how interconnected we are. As the housing crisis hit the calm waters of people's daily lives it sent waves that traveled over the nation and quickly...
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The Nation Editorial
The Surveillance Regime
The recent California federal district court ruling that the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping violated a 1978 surveillance law was the first significant judicial rebuke to post-9/11...
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Joseph Huff-Hannon
Blowback in Kyrgyzstan
The timing of this week's revolt in Kyrgyzstan, making headlines around the world, is telling. On Thursday the son and heir apparent of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Maksim, was scheduled to...
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Conn Hallinan
Behind the Afghan Fraud
All frauds have a purpose, mostly to relieve the unwary of their wealth, though occasionally to launch some foreign adventure. The 1965 Tonkin Gulf hoax that escalated the Vietnam War comes to mind...
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