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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Mark Weisbrot
Greeks in the Streets Are Right, EU Economists Have It Wrong
The agreement by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to provide up to $960 billion of support to the Continent's weaker economies, as well as to financial markets, has appeared to...
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Jeremy Scahill
What Accountability, Mr. President?
During his White House press conference Wednesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Obama addressed the issue of civilian deaths caused by US operations in Afghanistan. "I take no...
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Bill Quigley
Taking Back Homes from the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing
May has seen an upsurge in local organizations exercising their human rights to housing. Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With the...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
How to Turn Congress Inc. Back to Just Congress
What is the biggest scandal of 2010 so far? Allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation from Goldman Sachs? An oil spill that poses a threat to our environment and economy for generations? Mining...
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Harvey Wasserman
As We Die for BP, Our Military Rots in the Wrong Gulf
As you read this, the life of our bodies, nation and planet is being blown out a corporate hole in the Gulf of Mexico and into a Dead Zone of no return. The apocalyptic gusher of oily poison pouring...
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Code Pink
Message to Obama, Karzai and Congress: Americans and Afghans Need Jobs, Not War
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is in Washington this week to meet with the Obama administration and Congress about the status of the war. Despite the platitudes coming from both sides, the...
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Daphne Wysham
Moving Our Nation Beyond Petroleum
A golden opportunity is bubbling up beneath that undersea volcano of oil spewing thousands of gallons per day into the Gulf of Mexico. We have a chance to truly move our country, as BP says in its ad...
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Robert Naiman
On Helping - If Not On Killing - Is America a Quitter?
When President Obama visited Afghanistan in March, he assured U.S. troops that "the United States of America does not quit once it starts on something."
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Greg Kaufmann
Chase's Foreclosure Disgrace
Here's the problem with the Obama Administration's approach to foreclosure prevention: it depends entirely on the banks voluntarily doing the right thing, even when homeowners have held up their end...
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Matthew Rothschild
The Disappointing Kagan Pick
I'm troubled by Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. I'm troubled not because she has no prior experience as a judge. Obama's right that we need more than cloistered judges on the...
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Amy Goodman
Singing Lena Horne’s Praises
Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans...
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Ruth Conniff
Elena Kagan, Triumph of the Bland
In Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, President Obama has picked his perfect match. Kagan's friends and colleagues describe her in terms that could easily be applied to Obama: thoughtful, a good...
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Robert Scheer
Verify, Baby, Verify!
"Drill, baby, drill!" Those were the words that Sarah Palin used to electrify the 2008 Republican National Convention. But while she popularized that environment-be-damned slogan, it had already...
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Dean Baker
Wall Street: Land of the Million Dollar Babies
Wall Street is know around the world as the land of the million dollar babies since is chock full of people who have gotten incredibly rich as a result of handouts from the government. These handouts...
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