Views for 2010-04-10

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Bob Herbert
A Voice of Reason
The Republican Party is not simply the "just-say-no" party. It's also a shameless advocate of the free lunch. Ronald Reagan famously told us he could jack up defense spending, cut taxes and balance...
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Ronnie Cummins, Will Allen
Is This Factory Farming's Tobacco Moment?
The nation's chemical and energy-intensive food and farming system, Food Inc., is out-of-control, posing a mortal threat to public health, the environment, and climate stability. Economically...
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Sasha Abramsky
Scratching the Surface of America
From Plateau Point, seven miles hard walk from the top of the Grand Canyon, there's a sheer drop, thousands of feet, to the muddy brown Colorado River below. Craggy cliffs on the other side of the...
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Tony Judt
Ill Fares the Land
Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever...
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Raed Jarrar
Iraq: Seven Years of Occupation
On April 9, 2003, exactly seven years ago, Baghdad fell under the US-led occupation. Baghdad did not fall in 21 days, though; it fell after 13 years of wars, bombings and economic sanctions. Millions...
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Stephanie Westbrook
Occupied Washington, DC
As a visitor to our nation's capital, I cannot tell you how disconcerting it is to step off the metro and find yourself face to face with a F-35 fighter jet. Where you would normally expect to find...
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Michael Winship
In West Virginia, Coal Miners' Slaughter
The high cost of energy in America was paid in human lives this week, with the deaths of more than two dozen miners in a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. It's the...
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Bill Quigley
Nine Myths about Socialism in the US
Glenn Beck and other far right multi-millionaires are claiming that the US is hot on the path towards socialism. Part of their claim is that the US is much more generous and supportive of our working...
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