Views for 2010-09-29

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Roger Bybee
Memo to Labor Movement: Follow UE’s Lead and Fight Corporate Outsourcing
This Saturday's “One Nation” rally in Washington, D.C.—organized initially by the AFL-CIO and NAACP—has been badly needed to outline a bold program to re-generate hope and activism among people worn...
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Robert Reich
The President’s Backyard Discussion of the Economy (as It Could Be)
President Obama continues his economic tour today (Wednesday) with stops in Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Va. In Des Moines he hosts a backyard discussion on the challenges currently facing the...
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Jim Hightower
Boehner's Perpetual Tan and Other Scary Stories
John Boehner is known for his ties and his tan. You've probably never heard of this Ohio Republican, who's been the minority leader for four years, but he has big plans to be the next speaker of the...
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Lewis Seiler, Dan Hamburg
Obama Declares Wrong Emergency
It's often said by supporters of President Obama, with some justification, that too much has been expected of him. Sure he went in with high ideals about moving the country in a more progressive...
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Ira Chernus
An Israeli Gandhi Seized at Sea
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof complained a while back that he was still “ waiting for Gandhi ” in Palestine. I complained , in turn, that it was hypocritical for Kristof to bewail, and...
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Michael Winship
The Celtic Tiger, Declawed and Defanged
DUBLIN - The last time I was here in Ireland, eight years ago, the Celtic Tiger was still roaring. The country had zoomed from poverty to wealth, enjoying an unprecedented economic boom, with...
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Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher
The Rise of the New Power Co-Op Movement
Breakdown at Copenhagen. Climate legislation stalled. EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses threatened. Is climate protection dead?
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Chip Ward
The Big Bad Wolf Makes Good: The Yellowstone Success Story and Those Who Want to Kill It
At long last, good news. Fifteen years have passed since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and the results are in. The controversial experiment has been a stellar success. The Big...
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Jesse Jackson
It's Time for Nation to Stand Together for Jobs, Education
In Washington this Saturday, I will join tens of thousands of Americans to march for jobs, justice and education. The march is called together under the banner of One Nation: Working Together , a...
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Michael Lerner
Why Have the Democrats Lost Popular Support?
Perhaps the November elections will not be as harsh on the Democrats as the polls predict, but the Dems' behavior in power has decreased their popularity dramatically.
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Dean Baker
Foreclosure Funny Business
Virtually everyone has had the experience of being forced to pay a late fee or a bank penalty because of some fine-print provision that we overlooked. Sometimes, begging by good customers can win...
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George Lakey
Why I Went to Jail This Week
“Pop-pop?” I tunneled up from sleep, realizing that my six-year-old great grandson was at the foot of my bed, all dressed for his school day and wanting to touch base with me before he left. “Hi,...
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Nora Barrows-Friedman
Occupied Palestine Not 'Settling' for Nothing
The one-lane road to Wadi Rahaal weaves its way through impossibly deep, rocky valleys, whose perimeters are speckled by Israeli settlements and settler outposts cascading from the hilltops. “It wasn...
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