Views for 2011-04-04

Monday, April 4, 2011
Robert Reich
Why We Must Raise Taxes on the Rich
It’s tax time. It’s also a time when right-wing Republicans are setting the agenda for massive spending cuts that will hurt most Americans. Here’s the truth: The only way America can reduce the long-...
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Jeremy Scahill
The Changing US Tune on Yemen
Over the weekend of April 2–3 in Yemen, the death toll of anti-government protesters continued to rise as security forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh reportedly shot dead twelve people and...
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Robert Naiman
Conyers: Congress Should Bar U.S. Ground Troops From Libya
In the wake of President Obama's decision to go to war in Libya without Congressional authorization or debate, there's a heightened level of public and media cynicism about the ability of any...
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Nancy Aykanian
CVS Makes War on Easter
Don’t be surprised when you walk down the Easter aisle of your local CVS to find that the company has decided to do its part for America’s war effort. Amongst the usual pastel-colored eggs, chocolate...
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Lewis Lapham
The Servant Problem: In Search of the Lost Battalion of America’s Unemployed
Man must be doing something, or fancy that he is doing something, for in him throbs the creative impulse; the mere basker in the sunshine is not a natural, but an abnormal man. -- Henry George
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David Michael Green
When Pigs Rule
Imagine you were a pig. As a pig, you would care about nothing besides getting fat. If you could get fat by eating the food shares of other animals, you would readily do so. If you could get fat by...
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Chuck Collins
Hey Congress, Want $400 Billion in New Annual Revenue?
Have you heard? America is broke, according to many governors and lawmakers. They're calling for deep cuts in teacher pay, firing cops, slashing medical services for working-class kids, and scrapping...
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Danny Schechter
The Martin Luther King Legacy and the Global Economic Crisis: Can One Influence the Other?
Before he went over that mountain top in that week in an April like this one back in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. said he had already seen the other side, as he spent his last days on earth fighting...
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Randall Amster
Looking for Mr. Goodwar? Consider a 'Truth Surge' Instead
It has been equal parts bemusing and bedeviling to watch as many liberals and moderates get on board with the latest episode of U.S. military adventurism. Equally fascinating has been the ostensible...
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Robert Shetterly
Return Our Mural, Restore the Names
Two weeks ago, Republican Governor Paul LePage ordered the removal of a mural depicting the history of organized labor in Maine that was commissioned by the Maine Arts Commission and displayed in the...
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Chris Hedges
This Is What Resistance Looks Like
The phrase consent of the governed has been turned into a cruel joke. There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. Civil Disobedience is the only tool we have left.
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