Views for 2011-02-15

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Jodi Jacobson
South Dakota Bill Could Legitimize Murder of Abortion Providers
If you had any doubt that we are moving toward a hate-filled, vigilante society, you now have an unequivocal answer. Scott Roeder claimed justifiable homicide in the assassination of Dr. George...
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Christine Ahn, Albie Miles
Free Trade Kills Korean Farmers
The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (Korea FTA), which the Obama administration is promising to send to Congress for ratification in the next weeks, would be the largest international trade deal...
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Dean Baker
Alan Greenspan: Feted for Failure
The Brookings Institution stands alongside Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, among the nation's elite intellectual institutions. This is why it so striking that it chose to invite former Federal Reserve...
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Margaret Flowers
A Better Approach to Health Care
Last month, fulfilling a campaign promise, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to repeal “Obamacare.” The vote was primarily a symbolic gesture. House leadership knows repeal will not...
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John Nichols
House GOP Rejects Requirement That PATRIOT Act Surveillances Be Conducted in Compliance With Constitution
Less than a month after making a show of reading the U.S. Constitution into the Congressional Record, the leaders of the Republican-controlled U.S. House enginnered a vote to extend the surveillance...
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Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers: Is This a Private Fight or Can Anyone Get In It?
Bill Moyers was the keynote speaker at the History Makers 2011 convention on January 27, 2011, in New York City. The year 2011 will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the...
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Nathanael Greene
In Face of Hunger, Corn Ethanol Industry Says Blame Anyone But Us
In a Washington Post editorial last week, biofuels expert Tim Searchinger sheds much needed light on the link between two important trends in today’s markets for grains: the expansion of global...
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Glenn Greenwald
More Facts Emerge About the Leaked Smear Campaigns Aimed at WikiLeaks Supporters and Chamber of Commerce Critics
As I noted on Friday , the parties implicated in the smear campaigns aimed at WikiLeaks supporters and Chamber of Commerce critics have attempted to heap all the blame on HBGary Federal ("HBGary")...
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Michael Schwartz
Why Mubarak Fell: The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest
Memo to President Obama: Given the absence of intelligent intelligence and the inadequacy of your advisers’ advice, it’s not surprising that your handling of the Egyptian uprising has set new...
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Margaret Krome
Egypt Can Learn From Pitfalls in U.S. Process
Like most Americans, I have followed the protests in Egypt, which have been fueled by the economic crisis, high unemployment, pent-up anger at decades of government repression, and the peaceful...
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Peter Hart
Al-Jazeera English: TV You Can't Watch on TV
As street protests toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, many Americans turned to Al-Jazeera English for the most comprehensive, informed coverage of those historic developments. But they mostly...
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Laura Flanders
Outsourcing Potential, Forgetting Workers
“We need better intelligence, the kind that is derived not from intercepting a president’s phone calls to his mistress but from hanging out with the powerless.”
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Ralph Nader
Civic Institutions Essential for Egypt’s Revolution
Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post writer and founder of the Center for Teaching Peace, must be very happy with the news from Egypt. For twenty-five years, McCarthy has been persuading high...
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