Views for 2011-02-28

Monday, February 28, 2011
Conn Hallinan
Raymond Davis Incident Shows How Tangled U.S.-Pakistan Web Is
Was American CIA agent Raymond Davis secretly working with the Taliban and al-Qaeda to destabilize Pakistan and lay the groundwork for a U.S. seizure of that country’s nuclear weapons? Was he...
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Jeff Biggers
Legislators Are Going to Unbelievable Lengths to Gouge Clean Water Laws and Cozy Up to Big Coal
Big Coal's backlash over the EPA crackdown on future mountaintop removal operations went from denial and anger to the outright absurd last week, as state legislatures conjured their own versions of a...
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Brendan Fischer
What Else Is in Walker's Bill?
While news coverage has focused on how Governor Scott Walker's budget repair bill attacks the state's 300,000 public sector workers (and by extension, the entire middle class), the law is...
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David Michael Green
The Sole Remaining Stupidpower in the World
I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised at the human capacity for stupidity.
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Chuck Collins
Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers
Instead of cutting state and federal budgets, the United States should crack down on the corporate tax dodgers thumbing their noses at us. Across the nation, states are making deep cuts that will...
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Gary Younge
Wisconsin Is Making the Battle Lines Clear in America's Hidden Class War
You can tell a great deal about a nation's anxieties and aspirations by the discrepancy between reality and popular perception. Polls last year showed that in the US 61% think the country spends too...
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Chris Hedges
No Other Way Out
I have watched mothers and fathers keening in grief over the frail corpses of their children in hospitals in Gaza and rural villages in El Salvador, Bosnia and Kosovo. The faces of these dead...
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Andy Kroll
Cairo in Wisconsin: Eating Egyptian Pizza in Downtown Madison
The call reportedly arrived from Cairo. Pizza for the protesters, the voice said. It was Saturday, February 20th, and by then Ian's Pizza on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, was overwhelmed. One...
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