Views for 2011-11-30

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Ralph Nader
Not Made in America
"Here, look at this handsome L.L. Bean catalog and tell me what you want for Christmas," said a relative over Thanksgiving weekend. I started leafing through the 88 page cornucopia with hundreds of...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Turnout High in Egypt's Elections, but Questions About Transition Remain
CAIRO,Egypt -- Hundreds of voters waited patiently outside the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo’s upscale neighborhood of Zamalek early Monday morning for a chance to cast their ballot in Egypt’s first...
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John Feffer
Occupy Foreign Affairs
It's not the topic of George Packer’s latest essay that's particularly surprising. Inequality, he writes, is undermining democracy. Progressives have been hammering home this message for years if not...
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Matthew Rothschild
McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo
U.S. citizens beware: A bill being debated on the Senate floor this week is likely to pass, and if it becomes law, you could be sent to Guantanamo Bay. The bill is the National Defense Authorization...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Progressives Don’t Hate Ourselves
Writing in New York magazine, Jonathan Chait joins the chorus of Obama advocates decrying “self-loathing liberals” who criticize the president. Chait writes better than most, but he hews to the...
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Robert Reich
Restore the Basic Bargain
For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling. That basic bargain...
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Amy Goodman
Cry, the Beloved Climate
The United Nations’ annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, this week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba. The 17-year-old was one of 10 people killed in...
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Mark Weisbrot
It’s Getting Real in the Eurozone: Self-Inflicted Recession Threatens World Economy
The economic news out of the eurozone is getting worse every day, and so is the contagion to the rest of the world. The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the club of 34...
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Jim Hightower
It Takes People Power to Make Clear That Corporations Are NOT People
In the Nov. 8 elections, the national media gave extensive coverage to a proposed "personhood amendment" to Mississippi's state constitution. This was an extremist anti-abortion ballot initiative to...
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