Views for 2012-01-05

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Lisa Graves
Indiana Workers Stand against the ALEC Agenda and the Anti-Labor Bill Called the "Right to Work" (for Less)
Thousands of Indiana workers rallied outside, and inside, their state capitol on Wednesday to speak out against Governor Mitch Daniels' renewed effort to force through so-called "right to work"...
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Robert Naiman
David Gregory Should Tell Rick Santorum There Are UN Inspectors in Iran
Rick Santorum is running as the "more AIPAC than thou" candidate. But David Gregory wants people to think of him as a "journalist." We can hold David Gregory to a higher standard.
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Dave Lindorff
Killing Kids is So American
According to news reports , 15-year-old eighth-grader Jaime Gonzalez, who was shot and killed yesterday by police in his middle school in Brownsville, TX, was hit at least two times: in the chest and...
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Janet Redman
Durban's Climate Debacle
I arrived at the UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa with the news fresh in my mind that 2010 was a record year for global warming pollution—and that if we don’t start reducing global emissions...
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Coleen Rowley
Memo to Obama: Avoid Another Long War
Obama's re-election campaign may be focusing almost exclusively on domestic economic issues but there are strong forces pushing him and the U.S to war again, this time with Iran. The dangerous...
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Bill McKibben
Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry
My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve -- dangerously naïve.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Sweet Victories: Lessons for 2012
As we head into 2012, there are a lot of questions about where the Occupy energy will go from here.
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Laura Flanders
The Iron Lady: The Margaret Thatcher Movie We Don't Need
The Iron Lady just opened in London where, let's hope, it generates some serious critique. The critical silence in the US has been astounding only made worse by the praise, not just for the film but...
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Ray McGovern
Defiling the Constitution, Betraying the Founders
President Barack Obama desecrated the Constitution that he and I swore to defend when he signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which includes language violating the Bill of Rights...
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Phil Rockstroh
Secrets of Empire And Self-Deceptions Of Partisans
It is laughable (in a weeping outright sort of way) that Obama and his fellow Democratic Party supporters and apologists can't find a more resonant campaign theme than, "We carry out the agendas of...
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Robert Scheer
Arms Dealer Obama Will Win by Default
Barack Obama will be re-elected not as a vindication of his policies but because the Republicans are incapable of providing a reasonable challenge to his flawed performance.
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Jay Walljasper
12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About the Commons in 2012
1. The Commons is Essential to Our Health, Security & Survival
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Salvatore Babones
America's Skimpy Minimum Wage
In 2012, the 63 million Americans who depend on Social Security are getting their first cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in three years: a 3.6 percent increase in benefits. In other words, one in...
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