Views for 2011-02-19

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Robert Greenwald
Bringing Home 150 Troops From Afghanistan Would Fix Wisconsin's Budget "Crisis"
Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker is using phony budget projections to manufacture a staged “fiscal emergency” in his state so that he can whack programs and political opponents, but even his fake “...
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Zoe Weil
The World Becomes What We Teach
At the end of this school year approximately three million students will graduate from U.S. high schools. They will not be ready for what awaits them. These are the students who have passed their No...
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Christopher Brauchli
Bash the Bank
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of...
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Ramzy Baroud
‘From the Gulf to the Ocean’: The Middle East is Changing
Now that the Egyptian people have finally wrestled their freedom from the hands of a very stubborn regime, accolades to the revolution are pouring in from all directions. Even those who initially...
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Michelle Chen
From Wisconsin to Washington, Budget Cuts Draw Battle Lines Against Public
It's remarkable how little the demonstrations in Wisconsin have to do with the budget battle that initially sparked it. The protesters today aren't talking about program cuts, but reinvigorating a...
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Thomas S. Harrington
Dignity: An Idea Gone Missing in the Land
Watching the recent coverage of the events in Tunisia and Egypt, I was struck by how often the pro-Democracy activists in those places, like the politically-minded citizens I have known in Spain and...
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Sarah van Gelder
Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?
The uprising that swept Tunisia, Egypt, and parts of Europe is showing signs of blossoming across the United States.
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