Views for 2011-08-13

Saturday, August 13, 2011
John Nichols
Can We Have Health Reform Without an Individual Mandate? Yes, It's Called 'Medicare for All'
The essential vote on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled that the individual-coverage mandate in President Obama’s healthcare reform is unconstitutional did not come from a...
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Connie Schultz
Are You Angry Enough to End a War?
Keep cool, Daniel Webster once said. Anger is not an argument. Wise advice, but it sets an impossible standard if we reflect on the loss of 30 Americans in a single incident in Afghanistan. Perhaps...
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Mark Engler
The Verizon Strike as the Next Wisconsin
The picket lines are up. This past weekend 45,000 Verizon workers on the East Coast, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...
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Robert Naiman
To Live Within Our Means, Let's Leave Iraq Like We Promised
The Senate and the Roman People have declared that the U.S. government is spending too much money. We have to live within our means. Difficult choices lie ahead. We can't do everything anyone might...
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Michelle Chen
Target Comes Under Fire Around the World
he retail giant Target is under fire from all sides, for union-busting at home and labor violations overseas. The reports that have come out in the past several weeks highlight a continuum of cruelty...
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Medea Benjamin
Does Your Congressperson Represent You – or Israel?
In this time of economic austerity, when jobs are being slashed and Americans are fearful about their future, the Congressional recess is the time for our elected representatives to be home in their...
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David Michael Green
The Grubby Species
Nobility is a bitch, and a real seductive one at that. I’m capable of some serious cynicism, but these days I kinda wish I had a lot more of it. I kinda wish I had born and raised in a more cynical...
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