Views for 2011-03-29

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Matthew Rothschild
Obama’s Unconvincing Case on Libya
President Obama failed to make the case for intervention in Libya. He never addressed the issue of his warmaking powers. He failed to distinguish between Libya and other cases like it, such as Syria...
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Tom Burnett
'Worse Than Chernobyl': When the Fukushima Meltdown Hits Groundwater
Fukushima is going to dwarf Chenobyl . The Japanese government has had a level 7 nuclear disaster going for almost a week but won’t admit it.
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Karen Greenberg
America's Growing Intolerance
Just in case you thought that “political correctness” had been thoroughly discredited in the culture wars of the 1990s, it’s back -- and this time it’s being treated as a stalking horse for terrorism...
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Dean Baker
The Rich Get Richer While Nurses, Teachers, and Firefighters Get Trounced
Many people might think that the country's problems stem from the fact that too much money has been going to the very rich. Over the last three decades, the richest one percent of the population has...
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Susan Feiner
Assault on Public Unions an Affront to Women's Historic Gains
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's slash-and-burn approach to public sector unions -- imitated by over a dozen Republican governors across the nation -- is the political equivalent of slamming women's...
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David Korten
The End of Empire
In an earlier day, our rulers were kings and emperors. Now they are corporate CEOs and hedge fund managers. Wall Street is Empire’s most recent stage. Its reign will mark the end of the tragic drama...
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Right Livelihood Laureates
We Demand Global Nuclear Phase Out
The following is a Joint International Statement of Laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and Members of the World Future Council on Japanese Nuclear Disaster:
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Ray McGovern
Only Thing Clear About Obama's Afghan Policy: It's a Disaster
“Let me be clear,” President Barack Obama is fond of saying. And his desire was on full display two years ago when he announced a “comprehensive, new strategy” for the war in Afghanistan — but only...
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John Nichols
Obama Tries, Without Success, To Explain An Undeclared War
President Obama finally got around to speaking to the American people about the fact that he has led the country into a third war.
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