Views for 2011-01-16

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Richard Rodriguez
Corporate Big Guys Winners in War of Words
Jared Lee Loughner may turn out to be certifiably mad. But it bears mentioning that the entire United States of America lately has shown signs of a low-grade lunacy - call it a willful inability to...
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Andrew Fiala
King, Ike, and 20 Years of War in Iraq
This year, two significant anniversaries occur on Martin Luther King Day. On January 17, 1961, President Eisenhower delivered his Farewell Address, warning about the dangers of the military-...
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Coleen Rowley
We're Conflating Proper Dissent and Terrorism
A secretive, unaccountable, post-9/11 homeland security apparatus has increasingly turned inward on American citizens. The evidence includes everything from controversial airport body scanners to the...
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Jim Horn
Charter Schools: What Would Dr. King Say?
It is unfortunate that the charter school industry now finds itself on the wrong side of educational progress and civil rights history, even as industry spokesmen like Nelson Smith engage in a public...
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Roger K. Smith
Decent Poverty Report: Poverty and Misery
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson launched his War on Poverty, a phrase attributed specifically to the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act and more broadly to his administration's efforts to expand the social safety...
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Michelle Chen
Economic Recovery? Not So Much for Women
The latest employment figures place the economic "recovery" firmly on the Y chromosome. According to the National Women's Law Center, the unemployment crisis declined for men in 2010-but grew for...
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Dick Polman
Talk About Civility is Fine, but Where are the New Calls for Gun Control?
Behold the silence of the lambs. Naturally, I'm talking about the Democrats. One of their own House members has been plugged in the head by a nut job armed with a Glock and a high-capacity magazine,...
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Frank Rich
No One Listened to Gabrielle Giffords
OF the many truths in President Obama's powerful Tucson speech , none was more indisputable than his statement that no one can know what is in a killer's mind. So why have we spent so much time...
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