Views for 2010-05-18

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Jeff Biggers
Resistance Grinds on Big Coal
But pith and power 'till my last hour I'll make this declaration. We were bought and sold for English gold Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation. --Robert Burns, A Parcel o' Rogues What a big week in...
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Lucinda Marshall
Hillary Clinton's Dangerous Defense of Afghan Women
Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged that the United States will not abandon Afghan women and girls today as Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting the United States.
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Sean Gonsalves
Diogenes - That’s My Dog
There's a time and place for every ism. And right now, cynicism is fashionable.Actually, having come into this world in 1971, I don't remember a time when cynicism was not the in-thing. It just seems...
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Randall Amster
Ode to Arizona
The desert stretched for miles in every direction before yielding to grasslands and juniper forests. Behind me lay the vast, unchanging terrain of isolation and despair; ahead the close comfort and...
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John Feffer
Times Square Bomber Popped a Bubble
The bubble is bursting. I'm not talking about the Greek economy, the collapse of which has bankers and finance ministers trembling from Athens to Antarctica. Nor am I talking about the oil spill in...
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Kathy Kelly, Joshua Brollier
Drones and Democracy
ISLAMABAD - On May 12th, the day after a U.S. drone strike killed 24 people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, two men from the area agreed to tell us their perspective as eyewitnesses of previous drone...
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Roger Doiron
The Little Garden that Could
The Obama family is celebrating the first anniversary of their new kitchen garden, but in my house we're putting two candles on the organic carrot cake and making a wish for our national food...
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Harvey Wasserman
BP's Nuke-Powered Liability Cap
As BP destroys our priceless planet , its lawyers gear up to save the company from paying for the damage. The same will happen---only worse---with the next atomic reactor disaster. By law, BP may be...
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Charles Derber
Capitalism: Big Surprises in Recent Polls
According to the conventional wisdom, the US is a center-Right country. But a new poll by Pew casts doubt on that idea.
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Ewa Jasiewicz
A Force More Powerful
Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla...
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Robert Parry
Itching to Fight Another Muslim Enemy
If you read the major American newspapers or watch the propaganda on cable TV, it's pretty clear that the U.S. foreign policy Establishment is again spoiling for a fight, this time in Iran. Just as...
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Dean Baker
Politicians Ignore Keynes at Their Peril
John Maynard Keynes explained the dynamics of an economy in a prolonged period of high unemployment more than 70 years ago in The General Theory . Unfortunately, it seems very few people in...
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John Nichols
Primary Primer: How to Read the Tea Leaves
After Tuesday, one-fifth of the 2010 primaries will be done. We’re deep into the election cycle. So where are the fireworks? They promised us fireworks. Does the show begin tonight? Maybe. Then again...
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