Views for 2011-05-30

Monday, May 30, 2011
Anthony Gregory
Obama's War Policy More and More Like Bush's
After more than two years, President Obama's national security policy looks all too familiar: like President Bush's policy. You remember the Bush doctrine? Its most prominent tenet was the policy of...
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John Nichols
On Memorial Day, America Should Honor Her Troops by Bringing Them Home
It is unfortunate but true that on this Memorial Day -- when we pause to honor those Americans who have fought the good fights against British colonialism, the sin of slavery and the menace of...
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Chris Hedges
The Sky Really Is Falling
The rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming, which is disfiguring the ecosystem at a swifter pace than even the gloomiest scientific studies predicted a few years ago, has been confronted...
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Chuck Collins
A Decade of Magical Tax-Cut Thinking
Republican leaders in Congress have a one-point program for whatever ails the nation: cut taxes for millionaires and large corporations. Got a revenue surplus? Cut taxes. Got a budget deficit? Cut...
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Robert Fisk
Who Cares in the Middle East What Obama Says?
This month, in the Middle East, has seen the unmaking of the President of the United States. More than that, it has witnessed the lowest prestige of America in the region since Roosevelt met King...
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Dave Lindorff
Don’t Blame America’s Debt Crisis on Social Security and Medicare (Especially on Memorial Day)
Amid all the nonsense and gobbledegook that has been written about banking industry and about the economic slump during the last four years of the global financial crisis, New York Times reporter...
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David Michael Green
Dispatches from the End of Empire
Well folks, there’s good news, and there’s bad news in America today. The good news is that people seem to be waking up just a bit to what’s being done to them. The bad news is that it really is just...
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Ann Wright
One Year from Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Another on the Horizon
On May 27, 2011, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in letters sent to countries in the Mediterranean stated that the Gaza situation was “unsustainable” and Israel should take "further meaningful and...
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Donna Smith
Memorial to Another Day
It’s impossible for me to allow Memorial Day to pass without thinking of the sacrifices my father and his generation made to build better lives for future generations like mine. And so it is today,...
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