Views for 2011-05-13

Friday, May 13, 2011
Amitabh Pal
New Report Confirms that Switch to Renewables Is Feasible
It’s official: The world can easily make the switch to renewable energy if it wants to.
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David Sirota
Has America Become a Nation of Cowards?
If the mission to neutralize Osama bin Laden were a blockbuster movie, the screen would have almost certainly faded to black as soon as the accused terrorist's death was announced. No doubt, the...
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Ken Cook
Pesticide Lobby Gets Their Spray Rigs in a Twist
When industry lobbyists want the government to do something the public won’t like, they usually go about it quietly.
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Tom Engelhardt
SEAL Mania and Secret War
In case you hadn’t noticed, they are -- no kidding around -- absolutely the niftiest non-humans on Earth. I’m speaking about the special operations force of Navy SEALs that took out Osama bin Laden...
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Tom Hayden
Obama Nears Key Decisions on Afghan Strategy
The Obama administration is on the verge of decisions that will permanently define the Afghanistan and Iraq wars through the 2012 election. Obama will decide, first, how many US troops to begin...
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Peter Rothberg
Immigrants for Sale
Today, our friends at Brave New Foundation launched the 'Immigrants for Sale' campaign with a powerful animated video exposing the way private prisons profit off the passage of anti-immigrant...
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John Nichols
The Post-Wisconsin Game Plan
Mary Kay Henry had just spent a day talking with many of the thousands of Wisconsinites who had packed the State Capitol in Madison for the February protests against Republican Governor Scott Walker’...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Bin Laden Dividend
Numerous people have argued that one potential benefit from the death of Osama bin Laden is that it will enable the U.S.
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Becky Garrison
Is SoJo a No-Go on LGBTQ Equality?
An online firestorm began over Mother’s Day weekend when the Rev. Robert Chase, founding director of Intersections , penned an article for Religion Dispatches documenting Sojourners ’ rejection of an...
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David Swanson
Afghanistan: War Without End?
Afghanistan was supposed to be the campaign promise that President Barack Obama actually kept. He said he would escalate that war , and sure enough he did. Is he now going back on promises he's made...
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Wasim Alqershi
The Youth Will Win in Yemen
Yemen is a fertile land with beaches that stretch for more than 1,700km. It is also a country in which more than 10 million people are threatened by starvation, where thousands spend their lives...
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Michael Moore
Final Thoughts on the Death of OBL
Last week, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise and killed Osama bin Laden.
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Marjorie Cohn
Torture Is Never Legal and Didn’t Lead Us to Bin Laden
The assassination of Osama bin Laden has rekindled the discourse about the efficacy and legality of using torture in the “war on terror.” Torture is illegal under all circumstances, even in wartime...
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