Views for 2010-10-22

Friday, October 22, 2010
Ralph Nader
Ten Questions for Tea Partiers
Here are ten questions for Tea Partiers that they want or do not want to answer. I say it this way because people who call themselves Tea Partiers do not have the same view of politics, government,...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Real Danger from NPR's Firing of Juan Williams
I'm still not quite over the most disgusting part of the Juan Williams spectacle yesterday: watching the very same people ( on the Right and in the media ) who remained silent about or vocally...
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Josh Stieber
An Open Letter on the Needed Response to the Upcoming Wikileaks Report
Dear members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other willing parties,
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Chuck Kelly
Estate Taxes Aren't a Levy on the Dead
To borrow from the Monty Python “dead parrot” skit: When Sam Walton died in 1992, he became a previous person, a past human, a former someone. You couldn't take him to dinner. You couldn't invite him...
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Sherine Tadros
Justice, Israeli Style
"Does anyone know the Hebrew word for 'occupation'?" A question from the state assigned Hebrew translator to the packed out courtroom. And that kicked off the trial into the killing of US activist...
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Bob Burnett
Election 2010: Choosing the Abuser
Every day, 10,000 US women are assaulted by their husband or boyfriend. Most often they do not leave and the violence continues; psychologists call it battered women’s syndrome. On November 2nd, we’...
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Charlie Cray
Citizens United v. America's Citizens: A Voter's Guide
The midterm elections are days away, but the winners are virtually certain: the corporations and conservative operatives like Karl Rove who have taken advantage of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United...
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Laura Flanders
Who Profits from Silly Campaign Season?
We need another word for silly season. It's way beyond silly how some are competing in this midterm race. In Illinois in particular, it's not been pretty in the tight fight for Barack Obama's old...
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Andrew Korfhage
Big Chocolate's Child Slavery Addiction
Sorry to scare you, but on Halloween much of the chocolate Americans will hand out to trick-or-treaters will be tainted by the labor of enslaved children.
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David Sirota
The Tea Party Test Case
What is the tea party? Many have tried to answer that question ever since CNBC's Rick Santelli first launched the backlash with his trading-floor rant against the poor. Democratic operatives, for...
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Tom Engelhardt
No Learning Curve in Washington
As we know from a single April 19, 2003 New York Times piece , the Pentagon arrived in Saddam Hussein's Iraq preparing for a long stay. They already had at least four mega-military bases on the...
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