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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Bill McKibben
Saving the Earth with Art
Every once in a while, it's time to try something a little different. After two years of global grassroots organizing, we're pulling out a big gun in the fight against global warming: art.
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Matthew Rothschild
Shame on Holder and Panetta for Not Going after CIA Destruction of Torture Evidence
If you’ve been a cynic all along, you win again. I’m referring to the decision this week by the Justice Department not to go after a senior official of the CIA who ordered the destruction of dozens...
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John Nichols
The Fight Over Social Security's Future Is On—But Which Side Is Obama On?
The debate about the future of Social Security has opened, and how progressives respond will decide whether the United States is a civil society or a pirate state where the government's primary role...
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Zoe Pilger
Radicalism Is in the Air and the Rage is Palpable
Yesterday 50,000 people marched in London against the proposed Coalition cuts to higher education. In the bright November sunshine, the atmosphere was largely peaceful and exuberant. As Sally Hunt,...
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Juan Cole
Obama in Asia: Meeting American Decline Face to Face
Blocked from major new domestic initiatives by a Republican victory in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama promptly lit out for Asia, a far more promising arena. That continent, after all,...
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Laura Flanders
Time to Stop Making Nice to Military
President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck session of Congress. Well thanks for nothing, Mr...
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Lorraine Berry
Reflecting on War, and Those Who Do Not
I come from a line of tremendous English women. My grandmother, Hilda, will celebrate her 94th birthday this year. October 18 was the 93rd anniversary of her father's death.
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Jane Hamsher
Obama Twists Own Arm, Says “Uncle” to Extending Bush Tax Cuts
Political mastermind David Axelrod says the White House is ready to cave in the wake of imaginary overwhelming pressure to extend all of the Bush tax cuts , exacerbating the “deficit” problem they’ve...
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Robert Reich
Obama’s First Stand
The President says a Republican proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts to everyone for two years is a “basis for conversation.” I hope this doesn’t mean another Obama cave-in.
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Phil Rockstroh
Public Like A Frog: "Where All Are Guilty, No One Is"
Once again, partisan Democrats are reeling in shock and humiliation, boggled by a familiar scenario -- the sheer velocity of their reversal of fortune and the Republican right's perennial ascendency...
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Nina Power
The Power of Fighting Back: Student Protests in London
Wednesday's protest against the education cuts was uplifting: students, staff and others from all over the country gathered in their thousands to walk the route between Embankment and Tate Britain,...
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Dean Baker
Deficit Commission Proposals Ignores Reality, Threatens Recovery
Senator Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles appeared to have largely ignored economic reality in developing the proposals they presented to the public [on Wednesday]. The country is suffering from 9.6...
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Bill Quigley
Why George W. Bush Should Still Worry
In his memoir (which some wise people have already moved in bookstores to the CRIME section) George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and...
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Robert C. Koehler
Short Essay on Our 'Humble Piles'
Day after the election and, wow, there it was, a story in my local paper that cried out that the world was changing in a sensible direction. I simply had to stare at it for a while before I could...
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Michael Winship
Riding the Rails, Looking for Work
Now that an entire week or so has passed, it's possible to make a cool, complete and objective assessment of the meaning of the 2010 vote. Thus, ladies and gentlemen, it becomes clear what this...
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Todd Larsen
Victory Bonds for Clean Energy
There aren't too many issues that unite the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution . But recently, they came together to promote greater financing of clean energy in the United...
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