Views for 2010-08-02

Monday, August 2, 2010
Bob Franken
Let's Get to the Truth About Afghanistan
Let's get this straight: The biggies at the White House and Pentagon charge that the massive WikiLeaks about the Afghanistan misadventure are harmful to the national interest. At the same time, the...
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Dean Baker
Double-Dip Recessions and the Strange Tale of Final Demand
The 2.4% GDP growth figure reported for the second quarter caused many economists to once again be surprised about the state of the US economy. It seems that most had expected a higher number. Some...
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Debra Ruh
Multinational Shell Game Hurts Local Business
As a small business owner, I pay my taxes and give charitable contributions to ensure that my community is a healthy and vibrant place. My company is dedicated to making technology, communications,...
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David Michael Green
Embarrassica the Mutilated
Sometime presidential candidate and full-time lunatic Steve Forbes recently wrote a column on “ Obama’s Soft-Core Socialism ”.
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John Atcheson
Republicans in the Land of Oz
Holy cow, Auntie Em. Stockman and Greenspan committing heresy on the same day. What's going on? Well, basically, the Republicans have boxed themselves in. For all but true believers like Stockman and...
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Susana Adame
The Oil Spill on My Michigan Doorstep
Last Monday, the largest oil spill in the midwest's history flooded into a small creek in southwest Michigan. The environmental protection agency is currently estimating the leaked oil at about 1...
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Jeff Biggers
Bloody Monday: Glenn Beck, FOX News, Gov. Jan Brewer and the Louisville Massacre Anniversary
FOX News host Glenn Beck's reportedly German (Catholic) immigrant ancestors would be ashamed.
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Harvey Wasserman
Pete Seeger Speaks and Sings for Solartopia!
"We've got a country full of ambitious people," Pete Seeger tells us. Solar energy is "something direct," a way to "pay our bills, not tomorrow, but today." By "bills" Pete doesn't just mean the ones...
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Chris Hedges
Why the Feds Fear Thinkers Like Howard Zinn
Today I will teach my final American history class of the semester to prison inmates. We have spent five weeks reading Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States.” The class is taught in...
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Ann Jones
Here Be Dragons
In the eight years I've reported on Afghanistan, I've "embedded" regularly with Afghan civilians, especially women. Recently, however, with American troops "surging" and journalists getting into the...
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