Views for 2010-05-04

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Bob Dreyfuss
Fearing Fear Itself
Faisal Shahzad, it should be noted, is not a member of the Tea Party. Nor, it appears, is he a "white man in his 40s," as early reports described a possible suspect. What he is, it seems, is a...
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Zach Carter
Wall Street Reform, Financial Fraud, and Foreclosures
Last week, Senate Democrats broke the Republican filibuster on Wall Street reform. This week, Senators are introducing key amendments to strengthen the bill. While the current legislation is not...
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Phyllis Bennis
Massacres Expose Another Reason to End Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
The recent exposés from Iraq and Afghanistan--with their shocking images, appalling laughter, and video-game ethos--would have shocked the conscience of the nation in an earlier era. After all, when...
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John Nichols
It is not often that a politician is confronted by reality and does the right thing. Indeed, if there is a pattern of late it has been that, when confronted with evidence that they are wrong, most...
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Josh Silver
Obama FCC Expected to Abandon Net Neutrality, Universal Internet
On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that the Federal Communications Commission is expected to abandon its pledges to protect Net Neutrality and to ensure universal, affordable broadband.
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Laura Flanders
Corporate Bombs Demand Justice Too
President Barack Obama said Sunday that his administration and law enforcement officials are investigating who is responsible for a bombing attempt in New York City's Times Square on Saturday night...
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Robert Naiman
Can Brazil Save the World from War with Iran?
Sao Paulo - For the last several decades, fundamental international issues of war and peace have been largely determined by a small group of countries, especially the five permanent members of the...
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Corporate Crime Reporter
Let the Bankers Play Golf: Bring Back Three-Six-Three
It used to be that your friendly local banker would abide by the three, six, three rule. The banker would borrow money at three percent, loan it out at six percent, and be at the golf course by three...
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Linh Dinh
This Oil Ride
1861 - The first major oil well in the world started pumping. Christened "Empire," it stood on Funk Farm in Pennsylvania. 1908 - The Anglo-Persian Oil Company discovered oil in Iran. This was the...
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Ali Abunimah
Will Obama Adopt a Dangerously Simplistic Peace Plan?
A new conventional wisdom is rapidly taking shape that the United States can resolve the 130-year-old conflict in Palestine by advancing its own peace plan. Former US National Security Advisor...
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Jeremy Scahill
Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed
Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending and forbids recording or videotaping of his...
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Timi Gerson
Biotechnology: A False Sense of Food Security
In his Foreign Policy essay "Attention Whole Foods Shoppers," Robert Paarlberg paints the movement for sustainable food production and security as a Western elite preoccupation. He writes, "From...
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