Views for 2011-08-11

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Nathaniel Tapley
An Open Letter to David Cameron’s Parents
Dear Mr & Mrs Cameron, Why did you never take the time to teach your child basic morality?
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Mary Bottari
Recall Walker? It's Up to Feingold
For the first time in the state's history, Wisconsin recalled two sitting State Senators simultaneously. While it was a difficult and historic achievement in two districts that voted for Scott Walker...
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Thomas S. Harrington
The Partisanship Canard
This morning I tuned into the Diane Rehm Show on NPR (I know, but some bad old habits take time to break!) while doing a couple of errands in the car. The truth be told, however, I could have been...
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Jacqueline Marcus
Why Did Obama Choose Oil Money Over Struggling Polar Bears Facing Extinction?
At some point, there has to be a line drawn between corporate profits and the sanctity of life. True, these are extremely hard times for the majority of jobless Americans, and the harder it gets for...
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Amy Dean
What’s the Real Lesson of Wisconsin for Progressives?
Despite coming up short of retaking control of the Wisconsin Senate, yesterday's recall elections sent a clear signal to conservative politicians who are using false pretenses to slash social safety...
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Kristine Mattis
When You Play the Plutocrats’ Game, They Win: On Civility and Half Measures
Like many Wisconsinites, I am feeling rather dejected after the disappointing August 9 th recall elections. But unlike most of my brothers and sisters, my disappointment stems not so much from the...
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Wenonah Hauter
New Fracking Rules Reflect Industry's Needs, Not Nature's or Consumers'
Today, the Shale Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board released its recommendations regarding the regulation of U.S. shale gas production. With six out of seven of the...
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Tom Engelhardt
Could the Pentagon Be Responsible for Your Death?
Put what follows in the category of paragraphs no one noticed that should have made the nation’s hair stand on end. This particular paragraph should also have sent chills through the body politic,...
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Michelle Chen
Police and Thieves: Making Sense of the English Riots
After witnessing several nights of turmoil, the people of the United Kingdom are still trying to comprehend what just happened. There's no simple explanation for this apparently leaderless and...
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Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn
Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs
The debate about the debt ceiling should have been a conversation about how to create jobs. It is time for progressives to remind the government that it has a legal duty to create jobs, and must act...
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Robert C. Koehler
Equal and Opposite Lunacy
As crashing economies and austerity measures slap ever more ferociously at the lives of the vulnerable and disenfranchised, the Western world, with all its hidden poverty and institutional racism,...
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