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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Laura Flanders
Have We Forgotten How to End Wars?
Will the death of Osama bin Laden bring change in US policy? Last week on this show, one by one, our guests said no. Hopes are one thing; likely reality is something else. Meanwhile, criticizing the...
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Robert Borosage
Boehner: Extortion Is My Game
"Give us trillions in cuts in Medicare and Medicaid or we blow up the economy ."
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David Dayen
Man Picked to Make Changes to Social Security Doesn’t Understand Basic Concepts of Social Security
I mentioned yesterday, and Michael Whitney reinforced , that Alan Simpson denigrated some data on Social Security because he decided the figures came from “the Catfood Commission people.” And that’s...
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Steve Horn
Fracking Insiders Score Big in New Gas Bill, But Americans Not Told the True Costs of Massive Drilling Plan
Corporate insiders peddling the claim that drilling for methane gas will solve America's energy needs just scored big in Washington -- and for these insiders fracking for gas is very lucrative...
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Bill McKibben
Climate Change and the Flood This Time
Last week, at a place called Bird's Point, just below the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi rivers, the Army Corps of Engineers was busy mining a huge levee with explosives. The work was...
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Richard Wolff
The Great Corporate Tax Swindle
More and more, we hear that nothing can be done to tax major corporations because of the threat of how they would respond. Likewise, we cannot stop their price-gouging or even the government...
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Glenn Greenwald
Democratic Principles in the War on Terror
Senate Republicans yesterday filibustered the confirmation of James Cole , President Obama's nominee to become Deputy Attorney General. There were a couple of reasons for their opposition, but it is...
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Amitabh Pal
We Should Learn from Germans on Nuclear Power
The Germans added a good dose of cheer to my recent vacation by turning out in large numbers to demand a quick end to nuclear power in their country.
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Kristofer Petersen-Overton
Tony Kushner and the Corporatization of CUNY
The taboo surrounding critical discussion of Israel in the United States never ceases to amaze me. But when the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) recently decided not to...
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Bernie Sanders
Single Payer Health: It's Only Fair
The United States is the only major nation in the industrialised world that does not guarantee healthcare as a right to its people. Meanwhile, we spend about twice as much per capita on healthcare...
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Jerome Taylor
Tragedy is Ignored Because the Victims are Not White
On the north-eastern edge of the port in Lampedusa there is graveyard of battered boats piled on top of each other like toys in a child's room. Faced with a daily flood of desperate African migrants...
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Jim Hightower
Entergy Goes Nuclear over Vermont's Decision
The nuclear power boys are weaseling again, this time in Vermont. Entergy Corporation, an electric utility giant based in New Orleans, owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is nearing...
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Saul Landau
Free Private Manning
In April, the Army transferred Private Bradley Manning from solitary confinement at Quantico, Virginia to the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kansas. At Quantico, according to a Human Rights Watch...
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Paul Buchheit
The Grand Delusion: Higher Taxes "Soak" the Rich
Squeezing, gouging, soaking, it's all the same, and it's all wrong. The richest Americans, we hear it said, pay most of the federal income taxes. That's true. But since 1980 their AFTER-TAX SHARE of...
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Michael Winship
Forget the Rich: Tax the Poor and Middle Class!
Nothing is certain but death and taxes, it used to be said, but in the madcap times we live in, even they're up for grabs.
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Greg Kaufmann
'The Worst I've Seen By Far:' Budget Cuts Meet Poverty in the Heartland
For Jack Frech, director of the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services in Appalachian Ohio, the fact that Congress and statehouses across the country are pushing budgets that would...
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Marjorie Cohn
The Targeted Assassination of Osama Bin Laden
When he announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by a Navy Seal team in Pakistan, President Barack Obama said, “Justice has been done.” Mr. Obama misused the word, "justice" when he made that...
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