Views for 2012-01-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
America Wakes Up to the Reality: Inequality Matters
If you’re part of the one percent, even getting fired comes with a cushion made of eiderdown. GMI, a research company that gets paid to keep an eye on such things, just issued a study headlined, “...
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John Nichols
The Recall is the Greatest Popular Democracy Movement in Wisconsin History
The recall petitions that will be filed today, seeking the recall of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, will weigh 3,000 pounds. That's a monumental message for the governor and his...
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Lawrence Davidson
Israelis Who Speak for Justice
Last month Amira Hass, one of Israel’s best, bravest and most disliked journalists wrote a short piece in Haaretz entitled “ When ‘fascist’ is not a rude word ,” in which she tells us that “in...
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Amitabh Pal
Renewables Now Surpass Nuclear Power in the US
This is a good way to get 2012 rolling: A recent report reveals that for the first time renewable sources have outdone nuclear power in the United States.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Two Years Later: Showdown with Citizens United
On December 30, the Montana Supreme Court delivered a New Year’s gift to the nation, upholding a century-old ban on corporate political expenditures in state elections. The decision has gone...
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Marjorie Cohn
Close the Guantánamo Gulag
Travelers to Cuba and music lovers are familiar with the song “Guantanamera”— literally, the girl from Guantánamo. With lyrics by José Martí, the father of Cuban independence, Guantanamera is...
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Robert Reich
Free Enterprise on Trial
Mitt Romney is casting the 2012 campaign as “free enterprise on trial” – defining free enterprise as achieving success through “hard work and risking-taking.” Tea-Party favorite Senator Jim DeMint of...
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Mehdi Hasan
Iran's Nuclear Scientists Are Not Being Assassinated. They Are Being Murdered
On the morning of 11 January Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, the deputy head of Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, was in his car on his way to work when he was blown up by a magnetic bomb attached...
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Matthis Chiroux
Is US Military Addicted to War Porn?
The recent images in the media of uniformed U.S. Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan rightfully invokes nearly universal condemnation.
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Bill McKibben
Agitators in the Oilsands Debates are Working for Oil Companies
I've been visiting Canada all my life, but I'm a little worried about my upcoming trip.
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Ira Chernus
Occupy the Heart of Nonviolence
On Martin Luther King Day I had a dream. I dreamt that the man himself returned and crisscrossed the nation, visiting Occupied spaces and Occupy meet-ups everywhere in a single day. At each stop he...
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David Michael Green
Geriatric Obfuscating Pathology: Is The GOP Self-Destructing?
I took a busload of students to New Hampshire last week to observe the Republican primary campaign process up close and personal. Alright, alright, I know what you must be thinking: “Damn, Green, you...
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Nancy Mancias
Occupy Wall Street Movement Kicks Off 2012 With Demos
With Occupy the Rose Parade going off without a hitch, the Occupy Wall Street movement kicks off 2012 with a strong number of demonstrations.
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Rodolfo Acuña
The Next Inquisition: Surprise, Fear and Fanaticism in Tucson's Ethnic Studies War
One of the little pleasures I have in life is waiting for the Saturday mail to bring The New Yorker to my door. Reading the magazine gives me a couple hours of escape; it is well-written and I can...
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