Views for 2011-03-14

Monday, March 14, 2011
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Who's Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?
The attacks on Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just keep coming, fast and furious, facts be damned.
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John Vidal
What Will Spark the Next Fukushima?
The gung-ho nuclear industry is in deep shock.
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Rodney Benson
The Case for Spending More on Public Broadcasting
Once again, America's public broadcasters face the real possibility that their federal funding will vanish. This time, opponents are using the results of a dubious sting operation and the federal...
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Christian Parenti
Nuclear Hubris: Could Japan's Disaster Happen Here?
The “impossible” is underway in Japan. An 9.0 magnitude earthquake has badly shaken up several "indestructible" nuclear plants. Reactor No. 1 at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power...
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Glenn Greenwald
Abuse is Okay. Condemning Abuse? Grounds for Termination
On Friday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley denounced the conditions of Bradley Manning's detention as "ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid," forcing President Obama to address those...
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Bernie Sanders
Deficit Reduction Requires Shared Sacrifice
The rich are getting richer. The middle class and poor are getting poorer. What is the Republican solution to the deficit crisis? More tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. Savage cuts in...
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Diane Ravitch
Eight Civics Lessons from Governor Walker
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has taught the nation some very important civics lessons. The price is high, but we should pay careful attention to what he teaches by example.
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Norman Solomon
Nuclear Power Madness
Like every other president since the 1940s, Barack Obama has promoted nuclear power. Now, with reactors melting down in Japan, the official stance is more disconnected from reality than ever...
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Douglas Haynes
Which Mob Are You In?
At a recent protest against Governor Scott Walker’s so-called Budget Repair Bill in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a 61 year-old woman waving an American flag told me her grandfather came from Russia to work in...
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Paul Buchheit
Pay Up Now, Corporations
PayUpNow.org is an online effort to 'uncut' the cutbacks by promoting boycotts of corporations who pay little or no federal income tax. According to a U.S. Senate subcommittee report, eliminating tax...
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Richard Wolff
What's Left of the American Left?
"In contradiction" best describes the American left today. On the one hand, it is fragmented and dispirited, feeling itself distant from the tumble of daily US politics and acutely disgusted by its...
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Pepe Escobar
Mummies and Models in the New Middle East
Three mummies were recently found in an underground temple in Luxor, Egypt. Translated hieroglyphs identified them as the Clash of Civilizations, the End of History, and Islamophobia. They ruled in...
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Ritt Goldstein
Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: The Price of Technological Optimism
It was June when I wrote an article titled
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Chris Hedges
Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand
The liberal class is discovering what happens when you tolerate the intolerant. Let hate speech pollute the airways. Let corporations buy up your courts and state and federal legislative bodies. Let...
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