Views for 2011-03-25

Friday, March 25, 2011
Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
NPR Is Not Left Wing Opposite of Right Wing Media Machine
Like Jake LaMotta and his brother Joey in the bloody boxing classic Raging Bull, we are gluttons for punishment.
Read more
Eric Stoner
Is There No Other Way in Libya?
One of the arguments that is being forwarded by proponents of military intervention in Libya is that Qaddafi is literally crazy and therefore cannot be reasoned with or expected to step down without...
Read more
Amy Dean
One Right-Wing Strategy Creates a Thousand Local Battles
Michigan? Ohio? Indiana? In the wake of Republican Governor Scott Walker's over-the-top attacks on public sector workers in Wisconsin, many people are asking which will be the next state to draw the...
Read more
Deborah Burger
Want to Cut the Deficit? Restore Fair Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy
If the deficit hawks in Congress are serious about righting our economic ship and reducing deficits in the federal budget and many state capitols, it would we worth listening to the voices rising...
Read more
Mary Bottari
Have You No Decency, Scott Walker?
William Cronon is a professor of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the prize winning author of many books such as Changes in the Land: Indians...
Read more
Linah Alsaafin
Hopes High, Hopes Dashed in Palestine
I had dared to dream, to hope that March 15th could captivate the world's attention the way Tahrir Square had a few weeks ago. I was aware that such dreams could be naive, but I wanted to believe...
Read more
Sue Sturgis
Another Gulf Oil Spill Shows Need for Better Oversight
There's growing frustration along the Louisiana coast over the lack of answers about the origin of a new oil spill in the Gulf.
Read more
Matias Ramos
How to Avoid Our Own Fukushima
In an article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 2002, Institute for Policy Studies senior scholar Robert Alvarez wrote, "several events could cause a loss of pool water, including leakage...
Read more
Danny Schechter
Our Theaters of the Absurd
It's been a long time since I sat in a college literature class and learned about the theater of the absurd, the work of great writers like Beckett, Ionesco, Genet and Camus. Their writing was their...
Read more
Tim Karr, S. Derek Turner
Five Things Wrong with AT&T's Mega-Merger
AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is yet another in the series of large telecom mergers that over time are slowly reassembling the Ma Bell monopoly of old. It's now left to federal...
Read more
James Ridgeway
The Threat of America's Nativist Far Right
As emerging reports would have it, Kevin William Harpham, 36, who is accused of setting a bomb to go off at the Martin Luther King Jr Day parade in Spokane, Washington, was yet another "lone wolf"...
Read more
Manuel Pérez Rocha
Obama in Latin America: Another Missed Opportunity
U.S. President Barack Obama’s most audacious phrase during his trip to Latin America that ended this week was "We are all Americans. Todos somos Americanos ." The phrase seemed designed to provoke...
Read more
Kristin Wartman
ADHD: It’s The Food, Stupid
Over five million children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States and close to 3 million of those children take medication for...
Read more
Glenn Greenwald
Miranda is Obama's Latest Victim
One of the central pledges of Barack Obama's campaign was that -- as he put it early in his presidency -- the Bush administration had gone wildly wrong because it "established an ad hoc legal...
Read more
Linh Dinh
Winding Down Obama
Occupying Iraq, the U.S. spends about $300 million a day. For Afghanistan, it’s $200 million. These numbers are approximations because the Pentagon doesn’t really know how much it has spent on...
Read more
Cathy Sheets
Open Letter from a Teacher: 'I Will Remember, and I Have a Voice'
Letter to the Michigan Republican legislators (all except one) who voted to grant Governor Snyder the authority to dismiss locally elected off
Read more
Donna Smith
Let’s Drop Healthcare Access on One Another, Not Bombs
I’m up for some political behavior modification work. How about we support and reinforce the elected officials who do what we want to see happen and stop giving power to those who act in ways we do...
Read more
Chuck Collins
General Electric: King of the Tax Dodgers
Congressional Republicans are about to cut the Tsunami Warning System from the National Weather Service budget. But if General Electric paid their fair share of taxes, we could reverse this and...
Read more