Views for 2011-03-24

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Mark Hertsgaard
Obama Loves Nukes
Grant this much to President Obama: he does not pander to mass opinion. In his first year in office, he stood with Wall Street even after its reckless greed produced an economic collapse that left...
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Angi Becker Stevens
In Michigan, We’re Facing More Than Just a Class War
The state of Michigan has been receiving a fair bit of national attention lately, as newly-elected Governor Rick Snyder pushes forward shockingly anti-union, anti-working class legislation, some of...
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Sam Husseini
Beyond Double-Standards: US Mideast Policy, In Fact, Quite Standard
Some are saying that the U.S.
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Dean Baker
'Drill Here, Drill Now, Drill Everywhere' and Other Nonsense
It is a beautiful spring day in Washington. This is a nice respite from the horrors taking place in Japan and the ever-growing nuttiness of D.C. politics. Enjoying the weather provides a nice...
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Zoe Weil
Want Better Schools? Exalt Great Teachers
I recently gave a talk to students in a Peace Studies course at the University of Maine. My book, Most Good, Least Harm, had been required reading, and they had also watched my TEDx talk, The World...
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Tom Engelhardt
An Intervention That Escalated Before It Even Began
A comment on our Libyan intervention. As a start, it could be the first intervention that actually escalated before it even began. It went from no-fly-zone to no-fly-no-drive-zone before a U.S.
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Chip Ward
The Nuclear Myth Melts Down: How the “Peaceful Atom” Became a Serial Killer
When nuclear reactors blow, the first thing that melts down is the truth. Just as in the Chernobyl catastrophe almost 25 years ago when Soviet authorities denied the extent of radiation and...
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Roberto Rodriguez
Arizona: In Violation of All Human Rights Laws
For the moment, Arizona has regained its sanity. Five draconian anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant bills were recently defeated by the state senate. However, this bout of sanity in this insane state may...
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Jack Rasmus
The Truth Behind the Public Pensions Funding Gap
State governors across the nation, led by newly elected right wing Republicans (with several Democratic governors in tow), are whipping up anti-union sentiment by declaring public workers and their...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Wake Up! End the Silence on Afghanistan
Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan isn’t worth fighting , almost 75 percent want “a substantial number” of US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan this summer, and yet...
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Bill Nemitz
Maine's Labor Murals: Latest LePage Order a Piece of Work
Back in November, long before he decided to hide from the media behind his own weekly television show, Gov. Paul LePage sat down along with his wife, Ann, to chat with WCSH-TV's Bill Green.
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Robert Reich
Why Governor LePage Can’t Erase History, and Why We Need a Fighter in the White House
Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state labor department a 36-foot mural depicting the state’s labor history. Among other things the mural illustrates the 1937...
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Patrick Kennelly
Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism
In Kabul, on the same day that Der Spiegel released photos documenting American soldiers posing with the bodies of civilians they murdered, the Transitional Justice Coordinating Group (TJCG), the...
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Robert C. Koehler
Starved Rock: On the Nature of Growing Up
As thousands of gulls wheel in a cacophonous spiral above the open water where the Illinois R
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Ritt Goldstein
Fukushima Radiation: Some Difficult Truths
As radiation counts elevate in Japan, news of nuclear contamination spreading across a widening spectr
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