Views for 2010-08-08

Sunday, August 8, 2010
Marjorie Cohn
Landmark Ruling Declares Prop 8 Unconstitutional
In a stunning, carefully crafted 136-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker held in Perry v. Schwarzenegger that California's Proposition 8, which outlaws same-sex marriage, is...
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Jeff Biggers
'Clean Coal' Bottom Feeders: Chu Hands Out $1 Billion in Big Coal Welfare, Durbin Hands Out Cigars
The demise of the climate and clean energy bill be damned! Welcome to Meredosia, Illinois, catfish capital of the world! And now, home to the next installment of bottom-feeding Big Coal welfare -- a...
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Christopher Brauchli
Republicans and Political Madness
Under every stone lurks a politician. -- Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae
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Matt Taibbi
Are We In a Recession or Not?
"Everyone agrees that the recession is over." - Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council "Of course not." - Outgoing Council of Economic Advisers Chairwoman Christina Romer, when...
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William Greider
The AIG Bailout Scandal
The government's $182 billion bailout of insurance giant AIG should be seen as the Rosetta Stone for understanding the financial crisis and its costly aftermath. The story of American International...
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Michelle Chen
Hate-Crime Sentence and Ruling on Marriage Cross a Spectrum of Justice
Just as civil rights groups rejoiced at the landmark Proposition 8 ruling in California, a more subdued legal advancement on the same battlefront unfolded on the other side of the country. Two men...
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David Michael Green
What Is To Be Done(?)
I often receive email from readers which goes something along these lines: "Thank you for your article identifying the problems with American politics and government. But what are the solutions?"
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Eric Margolis
Iraq: It All Boils Down to Oil
Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama restated his vow to pull all U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by the end of this month, and the remaining U.S. garrison by the end of 2011. Has America's long...
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