Views for 2010-11-03

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
David Korten
Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility
It is now the morning after. Republicans, as expected, are celebrating a sweeping victory. Democrats are licking their wounds. Meanwhile, record numbers of people are still contending with the...
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John Stauber
Obama's Cheerleaders Fall on their Faces
The electoral debacle suffered by the Obama Administration and its Democratic Party will be blamed on many things, especially the secret wealth behind the myriad of coordinated campaign front groups...
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Donald Brown
Is Climate Science Disinformation a Crime Against Humanity?
Although there is an important role for scepticism in science, for almost 30 years some corporations have supported a disinformation campaign about climate change science. While it may be reasonable...
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Glenn Greenwald
Pundit Sloth: Blaming the Left
Ten minutes was the absolute maximum I could endure of any one television news outlet last night without having to switch channels in the futile search for something more bearable, but almost every...
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Norman Solomon
The Tragedy of Under-Reaching
We need to build a grassroots progressive movement -- wide, deep and strong enough to fight the right and challenge the corporate center of the Democratic Party. The stakes are too high and crises...
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Stacy Mitchell
Will the Real Voice of Small Business Please Stand Up?
By the time the polls close, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce will have spent an estimated $75 million on television ads and other "voter education" efforts aimed at defeating Democrats and giving...
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Robert Scheer
Payback at the Polls
Let's not shoot the messenger. Yes, the tea party victors are a mixed bag espousing often contradictory and at times weird positions, the source of their funding is questionable and their proposed...
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Matthew Rothschild
Nov. 2: The Death Knell of Corporate Liberalism
I feel like one of Custer’s relatives after the Little Big Horn. Except that Tuesday’s slaughter at the polls was not unexpected. It marked the death knell of corporate liberalism, and it signed the...
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John Feffer
Midterm Miscarriage for Foreign Policy
Even before the polls opened for voting in the U.S. midterm elections, the finger-pointing had already begun. The Obama agenda, instead of coming to term after four years, was suffering a miscarriage...
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Bertha Lewis
The End of an Era: ACORN Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
For over 40 years ACORN has fought the good fight. From a few initial neighborhoods in Little Rock, Arkansas, we grew to become a large, active, national organization of low- and moderate-income...
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Michael Kinsley
US Is Not Greatest Country Ever
When foreign car companies started opening factories in the United States, back in the 1980s, it seemed like an act of obeisance. The plants didn't make economic sense - Americans had to be paid so...
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Mary Bottari
Obama Economic Team Passes Out the Kool-Aid
It’s the day before a hotly-contested national election, where it appeared the rabble was well positioned to deliver a colossal spanking to the elites who have too-long ignored their plight, so what...
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John Nichols
After a Tough First Mid-Term, Obama Faces a Classic Presidential Test
Why, yes, of course the Republicans will remember November 2, 2010, fondly. They won control of the U.S. House , shrunk the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, became a significantly more...
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