Views for 2011-08-12

Friday, August 12, 2011
Peter Hart
Drones in Pakistan: Equal Time for Killers?
The New York Times has a long piece (8/12/11) looking at the question of how many civilians in Pakistan are killed by CIA drones. The agency doesn't even speak about the program on the record, except...
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Victoria Collier, Ronnie Cummins
The Icebergs Cometh: Retaking USA Titanic Before the 2012 Elections
In the wake of a super-nova of exploded hope in President Obama, a power vacuum is now spinning in our political universe. A desperate need to fill the void (lest it someday be filled with a babbling...
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Ameen Izzadeen
Sandcastles of Capitalism Crumbling
Karl Marx must be both happy and sad — happy because capitalism is crumbling and sad because it is not happening the way he thought it would in a revolution of the proletariat. When socialism, albeit...
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David Morris
S&P Says Microsoft More Creditworthy than US Government
Two days after Standard and Poor’s downgraded US government bonds, David Llewellyn-Smith, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald noted , “We now face the ludicrous circumstance in which the United...
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Ralph Nader
Ray Anderson: Enlightened CEO and Environmentalist
He took his position as the founder and CEO of Interface, the world's largest modular carpet manufacturing firm, and made environmental history that is extending into many sustainability commitments...
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David Sirota
Collateral Damage in the War on Anonymity
From warrantless wiretapping to ever-present surveillance cameras, our world is right now in the midst of a long war on anonymity.
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Curtis Roosevelt
The Absent Commander-in-Chief: Who's in Charge Here?
During World War II, when Franklin Roosevelt was commander-in-chief, I observed the president quite closely. I once joined him and Admiral William Leahy (first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)...
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Josh Ruebner
Robbing Peter to Pay Israel
Nearly 20 percent of the constituents of Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
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Eva Galperin
British Prime Minister Does a 180 on Internet Censorship
After several days of destructive riots throughout the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron is practically tripping over himself in his eagerness to sacrifice liberty for security. In a speech...
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Noel Ortega
The Tea Party Downgrade: Gambling America’s Future on Wall Street
The downgrading of the U.S. economy by Standard & Poor's exposes a grim reality: that the economic recovery from the 2008 Wall Street debacle was fiction. That fiction is becoming more evident...
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Phil Rockstroh
Life in an Age of Looting: "Some Will Rob You with a Sixgun and Some with a Fountain Pen"
As the poor of Britain rise in a fury of inchoate rage and stock exchanges worldwide experience manic upswings and panicked swoons, the financial elite (and their political operatives) are arrayed in...
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Clive Stafford Smith
The Civilian Victims of the CIA's Drone War
I would not deny that the pilotless plane, flying bomb, or whatever its correct name may be, is an exceptionally unpleasant thing, because, unlike most other projectiles, it gives you time to think...
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Brian Evans
The Ugly Business of Lethal Injection
The pretense of lethal injection as a peaceful and painless way to execute prisoners is unraveling, and this may change the face of the death penalty in the United States.
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Kathy Kelly
More Lost By the Second
It’s a bit odd to me that with my sense of geographical direction I’m ever regarded as a leader to guide groups in foreign travel. I’m recalling a steaming hot night in Lahore, Pakistan when Josh...
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