Views for 2011-09-19

Monday, September 19, 2011
Daniel Riemer
Governor Walker's Adversaries Emboldened by Wisconsin FBI Probe
On Wednesday morning, 14 September, FBI agents descended on the Madison home of one of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker's closest aides, Cynthia Archer . The federal agents seized Archer's...
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Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher
The Keystone Pipeline: Too Dirty for George W. Bush?
The Keystone XL pipeline, recently approved by the US State Department and awaiting President Obama’s declaration that it is in the “national interest,” will carry oil that is too dirty for the US...
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Martha Burk
Does the GOP Hate Women?
After suffering through several un-presidential GOP debates, I'm struck by the amount of anti-woman rhetoric spewing from the candidates. Although none of them dares utter the W word — unless it's...
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Jamelle Bouie
It's Not "Class Warfare" When the Rich Do It
Last night, the White House released details of President Obama’s plan for deficit reduction: in addition to a $250 billion reduction in Medicare spending on the provider side, and $330 billion in...
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Kung Li
The Extraordinary Movement to Save Troy Davis
Today, Monday September 19, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles meets to decide whether Troy Davis will live or die.
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Vandana Shiva
Resisting the Corporate Theft of Seeds
We are in a food emergency. Speculation and diversion of food to biofuel has contributed to an uncontrolled price rise, adding more to the billion already denied their right to food. Industrial...
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Greg Mitchell
Who'll Be 'The Last Soldier To Die for a Mistake' in Afghanistan?
In the midst of weeks of debate over the economy, jobs, and the deficit, media and public attention have once again drifted from Afghanistan, even as the killing, and the stalemate, go on. I follow...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Geithner Mystery Solved
Reviewing "Confidence Men" -- Ron Suskind's new book critically examining President Obama's management of the financial crisis -- The New York Times ' Michiko Kakutani ponders this mystery raised by...
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Robert Kuttner
Muddled Class Warfare
President Obama will propose a millionaires' tax as part of the deficit-reduction package to be unveiled Monday. This is a great idea, which has already been branded "class warfare" by the...
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Linda Bilmes, Joseph Stiglitz
America's Costly War Machine
Ten years into the war on terror, the U.S. has largely succeeded in its attempts to destabilize Al Qaeda and eliminate its leaders. But the cost has been enormous, and our decisions about how to...
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Chris Hedges
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Recalls Obama’s Fall From Grace
Barack Obama’s politically expedient decision to betray and abandon his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, exposed his cowardice and moral bankruptcy. In that moment, playing the part of Judas, he...
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Micah White, Kalle Lasn
The Call to Occupy Wall Street Resonates Around the World
On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as " title="ABC: Wall St.
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Nathan Schneider
Another Liberty Plaza Taken and Held Near Wall Street
When more than a thousand protesters marched on Saturday from Bowling Green, near the southern tip of Manhattan, toward the backup meeting point marked “2″ on their maps, they thought they were going...
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Karl Grossman
Democracy: The Antidote to Nuclear Hegemony
The just-announced decision by Siemens, a major player in the nuclear industry, to withdraw entirely from nuclear power is a significant declaration by a corporation about nuclear power and the world...
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Nick Turse
Obama’s Arc of Instability
It’s a story that should take your breath away: the destabilization of what, in the Bush years, used to be called “the arc of instability.” It involves at least 97 countries, across the bulk of the...
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