Views for 2011-01-23

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Karma Nabulsi
This Seemingly Endless and Ugly Game of the Peace Process is Now Finally Over
It's over. Given the shocking nature, extent and detail of these ghastly revelations from behind the closed doors of the Middle East peace process, the seemingly endless and ugly game is now, finally...
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Jonathan Freedland
Palestine Papers: Now We Know. Israel had a Peace Partner
Who will be most damaged by this extraordinary glimpse into the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? Perhaps the first casualty will be Palestinian national pride, their collective sense...
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Nicole Gelinas
The Market Won’t Fix States’ Woes
Bond-market brinkmanship and bankruptcy threats can't save the states from themselves. As budget season opens, many states - including Massachusetts - face their toughest choices yet on education,...
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Fernando Henrique Cardoso
The War on Drugs is Lost
SAO PAULO—The war on drugs is a lost war, and 2011 is the time to move away from a punitive approach in order to pursue a new set of policies based on public health, human rights and common sense...
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Robert Reich
The State of the Union: What the President Should Say
The President will have to devote a big part of his speech to the economy, but which economy? Corporate profits are up but jobs and wages remain in the doldrums. People with lots of financial assets...
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Austin McCann
Meet Kyle Wesolowski, Conscientious Objector
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another." -Thomas Merton
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Glenn Greenwald
America's Treatment of Detainees
Amnesty International has written a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates objecting to the conditions of Bradley Manning's detention, which was first reported here .
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Karen Greenberg
Obama's Reneging on Guantánamo
Yesterday – the two-year anniversary of President Obama's announcement that he would close Guantánamo by January 2010 – was a day of sadness for those of us who follow Guantánamo. Two years ago, on a...
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Jackson Katz
Guns, Mental Illness and American Manhood
A consensus seems to have developed that some in media precipitously and inaccurately blamed violent rhetoric from the right for the shooting in Tucson on January 8. But whether or not they were...
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David Korten
The Illusion of Money
In business school, we were taught to assess investment options to maximize financial return. I don't recall that the professor ever mentioned that this meant maximizing returns to people who have...
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Steven Hill
China's Half Steps Towards Democracy
During the state visit for Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Barack Obama pressed President Hu on human rights , but he also should have pushed a message about the importance of spreading...
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Chris Kromm
One Year after Citizens United
A year ago this week, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision about the role of money in elections -- a ruling so momentous that many are still grappling to take stock of its impact on our...
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Eric Allen Bell
Reflections on the Age of Anxiety
We're not one big happy family. But everyone around you is in some way your relative. We share the same DNA. We all originated from the same place. In a vast dark universe, we share the same tiny...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Executioner and the FDA
For want of a nail the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe the horse was lost; [For want of a drug a life was prolonged-briefly]
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Peter Dreier
Glenn Beck's Attacks on Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats
If anyone thinks that the vitriol that Glenn Beck spews on his radio and TV shows doesn't stir people to aggressive and hateful action, they should take a look at the postings on his website, The...
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