Views for 2010-11-04

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Robert Reich
The Republican Recipe for An Anemic Economy Through Election Day 2012
The real message from voters was "Fix this stinking economy." But Republicans have no intention of doing so. With Republicans in control of the House, forget spending increases or tax cuts to...
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Rachel Smolker
Mind Boggling Forest-Gobbling Biomass Boondoggle
Who knew that something as environmentally friendly sounding as “renewable energy” could pose a monumental threat to forests and public health? Burning, of forests and other “biomass” is in fact...
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Matthew Rothschild
Crushed by Feingold’s Defeat
How ironic it is that Feingold, who more than any other Senator tried to limit the poisonous influence of corporate money in politics, succumbed to that very disease. Progressives across Wisconsin,...
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Andy Worthington
Obama's National Security Policy: The Death of Hope and Change
To be brutally honest, those of us concerned with “national security” issues ( indefinite detention without charge or trial at Guantánamo and elsewhere, trials by Military Commission and http://www...
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Jodi Jacobson
No Anti-Choice Mandate, But Don't Worry, They'll Make One Up
Tuesday's election did not, in my reading of polls, votes and analyses, represent an anti-choice mandate, an anti-health reform mandate, nor an anti-environment mandate. But don't worry, that won't...
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Karen Dolan
Buck Up People...Progressives Won!
The veil of a happy Democratic governing majority is finally lifted. No, I am not playing the popular elementary school game of Opposites Day. It's true. Progressives won in the 2010 mid-term...
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Marcy Wheeler
Bush Admits to Approving Torture–But Which Use of It?
The WaPo reports that Bush, in his book, admits to approving waterboarding. In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against...
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Lee Zukor
The 2012 Farm Bill: It’s Not Too Late to Think Big
Mention the 2012 Farm Bill these days, which I do as often as I can, and you’re likely to be met with uncomfortable silence, head shaking, eye rolling, or worse. Legislators who are thinking about...
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Amy Goodman
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy. These were the most expensive midterm elections in U.S. history,...
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Neve Gordon
Thought Crimes
Would Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins or Susan Sarandon be willing to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States and its policies in order to receive public funding for feature films that...
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Russell Mokhiber
Bought and Paid For
If you think things changed on November 2, pick up a copy of today's Politico. Which I just did. And it sinks it just a little bit deeper. Fundamentals still in tact. Before November 2. Big...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Party of Organized Money
Thud goes hope. Whatever the causes of "voter dissatisfaction" and voter despair that gave the party of destruction so much power back, I sit in dread the next morning not so much of the results as...
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Robert Naiman
A Progressive Primary to Push for Jobs and End the Wars
It's bad enough that we lost progressive champions like Russ Feingold, and that the leadership and committees of the House will be taken over by advocates of domestic austerity and endless war. In...
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