Views for 2010-05-03

Monday, May 3, 2010
Megan Tady
Obama's FCC to Abandon Net Neutrality?
Is the Obama FCC siding with the largest cable and phone companies, and against Net Neutrality and universal Internet access? The Obama administration has long vowed to protect Net Neutrality and...
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Anna White
Cochabamba and the Road to Cancun
In an unprecedented demonstration of global public opinion, over 30,000 people gathered in Bolivia over four days in April for the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother...
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Steve Fraser, Joshua Freeman
History's Mad Hatters: The Strange Career of Tea Party Populism
On a winter's day in Boston in 1773, a rally of thousands at Faneuil Hall to protest a new British colonial tax levied on tea turned into an iconic moment in the pre-history of the American...
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Fran Quigley
Johnsen, Constitution Both Denied Role in Obama Administration
Last month, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Dawn Johnsen withdrew as the nominee to head the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Johnsen's statement cited "lengthy...
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Harvey Wasserman
The Triple Curse of the Corporate Climate Bill
Legend says curses come in threes. Let's pray that doesn't happen with the unholy trinity of the Corporate Climate Bill. It demands drilling for oil, digging for coal and big money for new nukes. How...
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David Helvarg
Obama's Ocean of Troubles
Less than six months ago environmentalists were celebrating President Obama's commitment to our public seas as they went to work in support of his proposed National Ocean Policy. Of course that was...
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Julian Baggini
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Like Generations Before Us, We Make Excuses for the Clear Injustices of Our Age
Saturday was International Labor Day, though you'd hardly know it. For all but some trade unions and fringe socialist groups, it's just the dimly remembered rationale for the early May Bank Holiday...
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Ed Garvey
Oil Spill Shows Why We Must Plan for the Worst
The Washington Post reported Saturday that "BP's own exploration plan, submitted to federal regulators in February 2009, minimized the danger of a spill." The company said it was unlikely that an...
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Elaine Holstein
What I Lost at Kent State
On Tuesday, it will be 40 years since my son Jeff was shot and killed on the campus of his college. He and three of his classmates were murdered by the National Guard at an antiwar demonstration at...
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Stephen Soldz
Kent and Jackson State: Protest and Death; Hope and Defeat
I was 17 and a college dropout in May, 1970, the month of the Kent and Jackson State killings of protesting students. For me these events came at the end of two years of active engagement in and many...
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James Carroll
How Not to Tell a True War Story
‘HOW TO Tell a True War Story'' is the title of one of Tim O'Brien's master works of fiction. Telling war stories that are true has been one of the great challenges to the human imagination, from...
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