Views for 2010-10-30

Saturday, October 30, 2010
Robert Parry
Does Sanity Matter?
As satire has done through the ages, Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" has found a comedic way to focus national attention on a serious issue: Will the United States begin acting like a...
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Andy Worthington
Torture Is Finally Mentioned on the Last Day of Omar Khadr’s Sentencing Hearing at Guantánamo
Everything about the last week’s events at Guantánamo has been deeply disturbing.
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Glenn Greenwald
The Wretched Mind of the American Authoritarian
Decadent governments often spawn a decadent citizenry. A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if...
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Linh Dinh
Prone Pioneers
Don’t sit. Don’t lie. I mean, lie all you want to, especially if you’re sitting in office, but don’t sit or lie on a San Francisco sidewalk between 7AM and 11PM, should Proposition L pass this week...
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Kathy Kelly
Planting the Seeds
Nur Agha Akbari and his family live in Kabul, on an unpaved, pitted street lined by mud brick homes. When we visited him this week, his oldest son, age 13, led us to a sitting room inside their...
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Jules Boykoff
Jon Stewart’s Civility Fetishism
Today Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert head to the National Mall in Washington, DC to host the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." If we are to believe Facebook, they'll be joined by more than 200,...
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Paul Rogat Loeb
The Republican War on Reality
Everett Dirksen is one of my heroes. The Senate Republican leader from 1959 to 1969, he pushed strongly for Vietnam escalation and took conservative stands that I'd have strongly disagreed with on...
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Jerry Lanson
News Media Share Blame for Voters' Ignorance
A couple of interesting items on today show how hopelessly ill-informed the electorate is.
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Ralph Nader
Road to Corporate Serfdom
It was Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist, James Carville, who in 1992 created the election slogan: “It’s the Economy, Stupid.” For the 2010 Congressional campaigns, the slogan should have been: “It’...
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