Views for 2011-07-31

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Glenn Greenwald
Democratic Politics in a Nutshell
Let's begin by taking note of three facts:
Read more
Donna Smith
Dysfunction Junction Kills – Resolution is Not Absolution
By the time this is published anywhere, maybe the dysfunctional folks in Washington, D.C., will have reached some sort of deal that will prevent the second financial apocalypse the American people...
Read more
John Nichols
GOP's Debt-Ceiling Games Have Raised the Prospect of a "Crunching Global Recession"
U.S. markets trended downward all last week, as congressional Republicans refused to get serious about raising the debt ceiling. Now, international markets are jittery. And as the August 2 deadline...
Read more
Tony Norman
God's Polling Numbers Less Than Heavenly
If you're God, you're probably not sweating the results of the latest national polling survey putting your approval rating at a mere 52 percent for overall job performance. One of the perks of being...
Read more
Mike Carlton
Curb the Hate Mongers, For All Our Sakes
The gunfire in Norway had barely died away before the usual right-wing media pontiffs were rushing to shout that your Islamic terrorists were up to their evil worst again.
Read more
Michelle Chen
Who’s Grabbing Africa’s Land? U.S. Speculators, Including Universities
When a massive tire corporation rolled into Nigeria’s Iguobazuwa Forest Reserve a few years ago, just one thing stood in the path of the CEOs’ plans to set up a rubber plantation: the communities...
Read more
Patrick Cockburn
Why the West is Committed to the Murderous Rebels in Libya
In keeping with the British Government's well-established record of comical ineptitude in dealing with Libya, William Hague chose to recognize the rebel leaders in Benghazi as the legitimate...
Read more
Robert Freeman
We Must Destroy the Government in Order to Save It
A certain, macabre phrase came to personify the Vietnam War: “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” The colonel who uttered it was doubtless oblivious to both the psychotic irony and...
Read more