Views for 2010-05-06

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Joseph Stiglitz
Can the Euro be Saved?
NEW YORK – The Greek financial crisis has put the very survival of the euro at stake. At the euro’s creation, many worried about its long-run viability. When everything went well, these worries were...
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John Nichols
Enlightened Founders Favored Pluralism Not a Law Setting a National Day of Prayer
Federal Judge Barbara Crabb recalled an inconvenient truth with her ruling that the National Day of Prayer, which was established by Congress in 1952 and is celbrated this May 6, is unconstitutional...
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Dave Zirin
'Los Suns' Set Against Arizona's Immigration Law
A battle has been joined for the very soul of Arizona . On one side, there are the Minutemen, the craven state Republican lawmakers, Governor Jan Brewer, and the utterly unprincipled John McCain ,...
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Joseph Cirincione & Benjamin Loehrke
Some Nuclear Sunshine
For the first time since America first tested a nuclear weapon 65 years ago, the government has disclosed how many nuclear weapons are in our active stockpile. It is long overdue.
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Bill McKibben
Why Future Prosperity Depends on More Socializing
The following is excerpted from McKibben's latest book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet :
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Miguel Perez
Gracias, Arizona!
For exposing the racial profiling and ethnic discrimination promoted by right-wing extremists, for making comprehensive immigration reform possible much sooner than anyone expected, for uniting the...
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Sally Kohn
They’re Not Illegal Immigrants, They’re Heroes
We need to stop calling undocumented immigrants in the United States "illegal". A more appropriate term is: New American Heroes. Why are undocumented immigrants heroes?
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Jeffrey Kaye
Senior Greek Official: 'We May Have an Uprising in the Making'
What if three million protesters poured into the streets of American cities, and with a general strike shut down all transportation, closing government offices, and setting banks and office buildings...
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Tom Hayden
One Case Against BP, Wall Street, and War
The need for greater linkages between the environmental, peace and Wall Street reform movements grow by the day in the face of the epic oil spill caused by British Petroleum, a multinational firm...
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Naomi Starkman
The Snack Pack Problem: Cargill & Palm Oil
Yesterday, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) occupied the executive offices of Cargill, the nation’s largest privately held agribusiness company. Cargill is also the nation’s largest...
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Ramzy Baroud
The Price of Courage: On Goldstone’s Bar Mitzvah and Finkelstein’s Book
In his report on Gaza issued late last year, prominent South African jurist Richard Goldstone accused Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes. His language also showed awareness of the fact that...
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Ray McGovern
Loose Lips on Iran Could Sink America
The omnipresent World War II-era posters with the words "Loose Lips Sink Ships" served as a warning to members of the U.S. military to take heed lest they divulge information that could tip off the...
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Robert C. Koehler
Sweet Athens, Georgia
“Sing it out, y’all!”
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Stephanie Pistello, Ben Evans, and Jeff Biggers
We Need a Road Map to a Coal Free Future
In the wake of the worst coal mining disaster in 40 years, compromise and political machinations this spring have resulted in a regulatory crisis of failure; workplace safety in the mines, including...
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