Views for 2011-10-15

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Christopher Brauchli
Controlled Substances: Congress is Not Doing Nothing
The Congress doesn’t run -- it waltzes. Charles Joseph, Comment to Comte Auguste de LaGardeChambonas (1814)
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Ray McGovern
Petraeus’s CIA Provides Grist for Iran Murder Plot
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, in his accustomed role as unofficial surrogate CIA spokesman, has thrown light on how the CIA under its new director, David Petraeus, helped craft the...
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Michelle Chen
While Washington Dithers, Labor Brings Jobs and Equity Home
The 2012 campaign trail is already littered with silver bullets and peppy slogans about boosting America out of its unemployment slump. But for the most part, the plans that politicians have trotted...
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Lisa Graves
ALEC Politicians Spin Special "Interest" Bill to Protect Corporate Wrongdoers as "Job Creation"
For years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), has been itching to protect big corporations from high interest rates charged in cases where corporations have killed or injured Americans.
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Robert Reich
The Untimely Death of Long-Term Health Insurance
The Administration’s decision to pull the plug on long-term health insurance in the new healthcare law (so-called Community Living Assistance Services and Support or, as it was known by healthcare...
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
We Are the 99%
Being part of the 99% isn't about dominance – it's about universality. The struggling economy is impacting everyone. Well, almost everyone. Americans on the whole aren't getting ahead; they're...
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Benjamin Dangl
Argentina to Wall Street: Latin American Social Movements and the Occupation of Everything
Massive buildings tower over Wall Street, making the sidewalks feel like valleys in an urban mountain range. The incense, drum beats and chants of Occupy Wall Street echo down New York City’s...
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Salena Tramel
Seed Bank on the West Bank
Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic) is home to more than 165,000 Palestinians—making it the largest city in the Palestinian West Bank. The city is famous for leather shoes, avant-garde blown-glass vases and...
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Brian Tierney
Amid Possible Strike, D.C. Labor and Occupy Movements March Together
If Wall Street has become the symbolic nerve center for greed and inequality, its political traffic merges onto K Street, Washington DC’s Broadway for deep-pocketed corporate lobbyists.
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