Views for 2011-06-16

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Peter Rothberg
End the 'War on Drugs'
Tomorrow's 40th anniversary of President Nixon's declaration of the War on Drugs comes amid growing recognition that the policy, and all that it wrought, is a complete disaster.
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Jeff Biggers
Arizona's Next Scandal? Tea Party State Official Says Ethnic Studies Violates Ban
Arizona could have a new Ethnic Studies scandal on its hands, though not with the students or teachers.
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Subhankar Banerjee
Who Is Tim DeChristopher?
Often we focus on a single act—more heroic the act is, more attention we pay. We also focus on a single result—more it tends toward either end of a good–bad spectrum, more attention we pay. Along the...
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Karl Grossman
The Big Fukushima Lie Flies High
The global nuclear industry and its allies in government are making a desperate effort to cover up the consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. “The big lie flies high,” comments Kevin...
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Chip Ward
How the West Was Lost: The American West in Flames
Arizona is burning. Texas, too. New Mexico is next. If you need a grim reminder that an already arid West is burning up and blowing away, here it is. As I write this, more than 700 square miles of...
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César Chelala
A Woman Poet Is the Sign of Defiance in Bahrain
Ayat al-Qarmezi, a 20 year-old woman poet in Bahrain, recently condemned to one year in prison, has become the human face of defiance against the regime ruling the country. Her crime, to have spoken...
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Shannon Moriarty
Enough Budget Slashing, Let's Flip
Our country once had a more widely shared appreciation for both public services and the workers who provide them, including firefighters, teachers, and police officers. Today, however, state...
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V. Noah Gimbel
Has the Rendition Program Disappeared?
The day after Barack Obama took office, he signed a series of executive orders mandating the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as the global network of secret, CIA-run "black...
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Harvey Wasserman
Are We on the Brink of Burying Nuke Power Forever?
This may be the moment history has turned definitively against atomic energy.
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