Views for 2011-09-14

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Medea Benjamin, Charles Davis
The Congressional 'Supercommittee': Debt Panel or Death Panel?
When it comes to government handouts, there's no bigger welfare queens than the Pentagon and the legions of mercenaries and weapons manufacturers profiting from America's half-dozen ongoing wars and...
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Donna Smith
Whack-a-Mole (or a Poor Person) for Pleasure, Profit and Power
The front page of the New York Times this morning said it all for me. Right column: 2.6 million more join the ranks of the poverty-stricken in America .
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Sandra Steingraber
In the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Addiction, Bring What You Can
I was thrilled recently to receive a Heinz Award in recognition of my research and writing on environmental health. This is work made possible by my residency as a scholar within the Department of...
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Justin McKeating
Explosion at Marcoule: Nuclear Industry Spin Hits Overdrive
The first and most important thing to remember about Monday’s explosion at the Marcoule nuclear facility in southern France is that one man was tragically killed and four others were injured. Our...
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Katherine Sciacchitano
Rank-and-File Economics: Fighting for a Wage- and Job-Led Recovery
Riddle 1: When is a recovery not a recovery? Answer: When profits are at record levels, corporations are sitting on $1.7 trillion in cash, and unemployment is still at 9.2% and rising. Riddle 2: When...
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Tom Engelhardt
Campaign 2012 as a Classic Conflict-of-Interest Story
If I hear one more radio or TV journalist or pundit tell me what Mitt Romney must do, I think I’ll scream. Election 2012 is still 14 months away and yet the nattering commentators, the Iowa straw...
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Robert Reich
How to Create More Jobs By Lowering Wages: Texas and America
Perry and Romney can duke it out over who created the most jobs, but governors have as much influence over job growth in their states as roosters do over sunrises.
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Bernie Sanders
Is Poverty a Death Sentence?
The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets even less attention in Congress. Why...
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John R. MacArthur
Some Liberals on to Obama's Betrayal of Liberalism
As a self-proclaimed independent journalist normally content to attack politicians from outside the establishment, I’ve found it very lonely criticizing Barack Obama these past three years. Before...
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John LaForge
Anti-Nuclear Activist, Bonnie Urfer, Fights Crime in Sentencing Statement
Bonnie Urfer, 59, of Luck, Wis., is being sentenced in federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., today, even though she’s been in federal custody ever since her May 11 trespassing conviction.
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Paul Harris
The Decline and Fall of the American Middle Class
No one can accuse the candidates on stage at Monday's Republican debate of not discussing a broad range of topics. They talked about big issues like social security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Jim Hightower
Let's Get Real On Jobs
You know what's wrong with the American economy, Bucko? You, that's what.
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Michael Winship
A Decade of Memorials Squandered
A long time ago, I helped produce for public television an annual year's end interview with New York City Mayor Ed Koch. We always shot it in a private room at Windows on the World, the restaurant on...
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Nathan Schneider
Who Will Occupy Wall Street on September 17?
When the culture-jamming activist group Adbusters put out a call on July 13 for “20,000 people” to “flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for...
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Amy Goodman
Troy Davis and the Politics of Death
Death brings cheers these days in America. In the most recent Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked, hypothetically, if a man who chose to carry no medical...
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