Views for 2011-02-17

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Matthew Rothschild
Glorious Rallies in Madison, Ground Zero of the Fight Back
What glory it is to be in Madison, Wisconsin, this week, where the people of this state have risen up in revolt against the Neanderthal Republicans who are trying to bust public sector unions and...
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Beverly Bell
“Haiti Needs a Social Policy for Housing”
Ronel Thelusmond is the director of the technical division of the National Institute for the Application of Agrarian Reform (INARA), part of the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. An element of INARA’s...
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Robin Aura Kanegis
This Budget Cutting Math Doesn’t Add Up
It’s simple math: A military budget that has doubled in twelve years + worries about the resulting deficit = deep cuts to military spending. Yet in a display of backward logic, the House majority’s...
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Wayne Au
Neither Fair Nor Accurate: Research-Based Reasons Why High-Stakes Tests Should Not Be Used to Evaluate Teachers
A pitched battle raged in my hometown of Seattle this fall. Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and the Seattle Public Schools district fought with the Seattle Education Association over their most...
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Glen Ford
Obamaland, Where Right Meets Center-Right
The First Black President just gave birth to an unmistakably Republican budget – and everybody knows who that ugly baby’s daddy is. For the past two years, Barack Obama has been making out quite...
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Tom Engelhardt
Cutting $100 Billion?... Easy: If Only Washington Had a Brain
Here’s the latest news from Congress, in case you’ve been in Afghanistan for the last couple of weeks. A debate about slashing the federal budget is now upon us, while fears of a possible government...
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Harvey Wasserman
Big Nuke Billions Lurk in Obama's Budget
Barack Obama's 2012 budget marks a major escalation in the nuclear war against a green-powered future, whose advocates are already fighting back. Amidst massive budget cuts for social and...
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Roger Bybee
Walker's Wisconsin Approach: Forsaking the Economy by Forsaking Workers
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed last week to suddenly erase 50 years of collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin's public workers within a week, to be backed up by calling up the National...
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Tim Karr
Does Secretary Clinton Have a Double Standard on Internet Freedom?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday highlighted new U.S. Internet freedom policy that is designed to help democracy movements gain access to open networks and speak out against...
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Dave Lindorff
Diplomatic and Consular Immunity: One Rule for Foreign Consulates in US, Another for US Consulates Abroad
President Obama, before he was a President or a Senator, was a constitutional law professor. He should know the law.
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Stephen Zunes
Mubarak's Ouster: Good for Egypt, Good for Israel
The inspiring triumph of the Egyptian people in the nonviolent overthrow of the hated dictator Hosni Mubarak is a real triumph of the human spirit. While there will likely be continued struggle in...
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