Views for 2010-12-05

Sunday, December 5, 2010
Frank Rich
All the President's Captors
THOSE desperate to decipher the baffling Obama presidency could do worse than consult an article titled " Understanding Stockholm Syndrome " in the online archive of The F.B.I. Law Enforcement...
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Linh Dinh
Helpless
"A man, without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him; and even this it cannot do long, if...
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Randall Amster
It Goes Without Saying...
...that we take the greater portion of this world as we find it, not as we might like it to be. In this sense, we primarily play the roles of resigned participant or cynical observer where conscience...
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Alice Cherbonnier
Why We Can't Trust the WSJ's "Opinion" Section
Where can the public turn today for accurate reporting? It used to be said that the Wall Street Journal's news reporting was impeccable because the power elite who read it would never forgive it for...
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Robert Greenwald, Derrick Crowe
Blowing Billions on War While American Workers Go Under
When asked by USA Today's pollsters last week, sixty-eight percent of Americans said we worry that the cost of the Afghanistan War hurts our ability to fix problems here in the U.S. This week, we...
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Cindy Sheehan
Surrendering Our Civil Liberties
As a very frequent flyer, I have wanted to write about the abuses of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) for years now. To tell the truth, since I am such a frequent flyer and often recognised...
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David Samuels
The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange
Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents available on Wikileaks -- and, predictably, no one is...
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Thom Hartmann
Tax Cut Lies: The Day The News Died
The New York Times today jumped on board with a classic Frank Luntz "Big Lie." Democrats in the House and Senate put forth a bill that would reduce taxes on the first quarter-million, and then, when...
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David Michael Green
What WikiLeaks Really Reveals
The third batch of WikiLeaks revelations reveals a lot. But just not so much where people think it does. Let's start with what it is not. So far, at least, it does not appear to be anything like its...
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