Views for 2011-12-19

Monday, December 19, 2011
Ahdaf Soueif
Image of Unknown Woman Beaten by Egypt's Military Echoes Around World
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Neal Peirce
President Obama's Puzzling Silence on Marijuana Policy
WASHINGTON — "Dance with the One that Brought You" is the title of a well-known song. But the Urban Dictionary offers a deeper meaning: "The principle that someone should pay proper fealty to those...
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Gary Younge
The US is Blind to the Price of War That is Still Being Borne by the Iraqi People
On 19 November 2005 a US marine squad was struck by a roadside bomb in Haditha, in Iraq's Anbar province, killing one soldier and seriously injuring two others. According to civilians they then went...
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Gwynne Dyer
The False Equation: Religion Equals Morality
In the United States, where it is almost impossible to get elected unless you profess a strong religious faith, it would have passed completely unnoticed. Not one of the hundred US senators ticks the...
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Bill Quigley, Sunita Patel
Migrants’ Rights Are Human Rights! Take Local Police Out of Immigration Enforcement
Nations and organizations around the globe observed yesterday as International Migrants Day. Twenty-two years ago, on December 18, 1990 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the...
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Jim Rigby
Christmas is No Time to Talk About War and Peace
When I heard the President speak to returning troops last week, my mind flashed back to an article I once wrote for our local newspaper. Each week a different member of the local clergy would write a...
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Thomas Edsall
The Trouble With That Revolving Door
Last week, an inside-the-Beltway newsletter, First Street, published a unique top-ten list . It reveals which former members of Congress are among the most important Washington lobbyists.
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