Views for 2012-01-03

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Matt Taibbi
Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins
The 2012 presidential race officially begins today with the caucuses in Iowa, and we all know what that means …
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Ralph Nader
The Politics of Lowered Expectations
Ezra Klein, the bright, young, economic policy columnist for the "Washington Post" believes that Obama came out ahead last year in the "administration's bitter, high-stakes negotiations with the...
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Kathleen Dean Moore, Michael P. Nelson
What Is Morally Required?
In a high, trembling voice, Middlebury student Abigail Borah interrupted the UN climate change talks in Durban last week, shouting over US Climate Envoy Todd Stern until she was led away by guards...
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Jamie Henn
You Can't Eat Tar Sands
A startling new study from the Center for Global Development shows that full development of the Canadian Tar Sands would have a devastating effect on global food production, especially in climate...
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Sarah Lazare
The End of War for Whom?
On the day I heard that President Obama had officially declared the Iraq war over, I was at the Danville Veterans’ Administration hospital (VA) with my partner S, an Iraq War veteran. S is six months...
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David Atkins
No, Stoller and Sullivan: There is No Liberal Conflict Over Ron Paul
A few days ago, Matt Stoller wrote a post declaring liberals to be hypocrites over what he presumes to be their ad hominem mistreatment of Ron Paul.
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Roberto Rodriguez
Arizona’s Apartheid War Against Mexican American Studies
Early on the morning of the 7th day, God wrote HB 2281; then he rested. That’s the way conservative Arizonans view this clearly unconstitutional and immoral anti-Ethnic Studies measure.
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Tom Engelhardt
Debacle! Iraq, Afghanistan and the End of US Supremacy
It was to be the war that would establish empire as an American fact. It would result in a thousand-year Pax Americana . It was to be “mission accomplished” all the way. And then, of course, it wasn’...
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Dean Baker
Climate Change – Our Real Bequest to Future Generations
It is remarkable how efforts to reduce the government deficit/debt are often portrayed as a generational issue, while efforts to reduce global warming are almost never framed in this way.
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Bill Quigley, Amber Ramanauskas
Haiti: Seven Places Where Earthquake Money Did and Did Not Go
Haiti, a close neighbor of the US with over nine million people, was devastated by earthquake on January 12, 2010. Hundreds of thousands were killed and many more wounded. The UN estimated...
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John Nichols
Six Ways Progressives Will Challenge Conventional Wisdom of Iowa Caucuses
Mickey Davis is a smart, politically engaged progressive Iowan with lots of opinions about the presidential race. And, like a lot of Iowa progressives, he will be caucusing on Tuesday night.
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Paul Buchheit
Only $5 Billion a Year? C'mon, Finance Grad, You Can Do Better
It's an exciting time for you guys. You know you can beat those hedge fund managers. You're better educated, you're ambitious and creative. Go for $10 billion.
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Mike Klink
TransCanada Whistleblower: Keystone XL Pipeline Not Safe
There has been a lot of talk about the safety of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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