Views for 2012-01-24

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Barack Obama
State of the Union Address: “An America Built to Last”
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in...
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David Macaray
This Is a Test... (And Too Many Americans Are Failing)
We’re being tested. Republican politicians and pundits are busy testing the American public, trying to assess how ignorant and distracted we are. While they already have a pretty good idea, they’re...
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Ralph Nader
The Jirga Medal of Honor: The Colossal Folly of War in Afghanistan
The U.S. war in Afghanistan is testing so much futuristic detect and destroy weaponry that it can be called the most advanced all-seeing invasion in military history. From blanket satellite...
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Robert McElvaine
Obama Can Win Big with FDR Formula
Franklin D. Roosevelt wasn’t always “Franklin D. Roosevelt.”
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Glenn Greenwald
Rules of American Justice: A Tale of Three Cases
Developments in three legal cases, just from the last 24 hours, potently illuminate the Rules of American Justice. First, the Justice Department yesterday charged a former CIA agent, John Kiriakou,...
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Mary Bottari
Scott Walker’s Plutonomy: An Economy for the One Percent
While volunteer after volunteer from each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties marched into the state’s election board to deposit over one million signatures for the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker...
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Harvey Wasserman
Court to Vermont: "Drop Dead"
A federal judge has told the people of Vermont that a solemn contract between them and the reactor owner Entergy need not be honored.
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
The Washington-Wall Street Revolving Door Just Keeps Spinning Along
We’ve already made our choice for the best headline of the year, so far: "Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff."
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Jeff Biggers
Students Step Up Tucson Walkouts
As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District’s spiral into disarray, hundreds of students walked out of their Tucson schools Monday in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the...
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Robert Reich
The State of Our Disunion: A Globalizing Private Sector, A Government Overwhelmed by Corporate Money
Who should have the primary strategic responsibility for making American workers globally competitive – the private sector or government? This will be a defining issue in the 2012 campaign.
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Richard Rothstein
‘Reformers’ Playbook on Failing Schools Fails a Fact Check
Education “reformers” have a common playbook. First, assert without evidence that regular public schools are “failing” and that large numbers of regular (unionized) public school teachers are...
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David Morris
Occupy Post Offices
The destruction of the Post Office has moved into a higher gear. Last year 3600 communities were put on notice that they will likely lose their local post office.
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