Views for 2012-02-08

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Wendell Potter
The Battle for Vermont's Single Payer System
MONTPELIER, Vermont — You can’t see them. They’re hidden from view and probably always will be. But the health insurance industry’s big guns are in place and pointed directly at the citizens of...
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Josh Fox
Anti-Fracking Campaigners: We Won’t Be Silenced
[EcoWatch editor's note: Thank you Josh for providing this statement for the Ohio anti-fracking rally at Gov. John Kasich's State of the State on Feb. 7 in Steubenville, Ohio]:
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Tim Karr
Obama Joins the Democracy Sell Off
President Obama succumbed late Monday to the dark logic of the Super PACs, instructing top West Wing staffers to help raise money for the so-called "independent" groups that have been successful in...
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Robert Reich
The Sad Spectacle of Obama’s Super PAC
It has been said there is no high ground in American politics since any politician who claims it is likely to be gunned down by those firing from the trenches. That’s how the Obama team justifies its...
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David Benjamin
'Hey! You talkin’ to Mitt?': Mitt Romney's 'Robert DeNiro Moments'
Watch for it. At least once a week, as he’s hit in the chops with a sudden impertinent question from a reporter or some seditious moderate in a town-hall forum, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney...
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Mike Prokosch
'Starve the Beast' -- The Pentagon
Some Americans want to starve our cities, close our schools, and knock away the ladder that our children are supposed to climb to economic security. Your lawmakers may be among them. The White House...
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Stephen Zunes
Syrian Repression, the Chinese-Russian Veto, and U.S. Hypocrisy
As the Syrian regime continues to slaughter unarmed civilians, the major powers at the United Nations continue to put their narrow geopolitical agenda ahead of international humanitarian law.
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Michelle Chen
Children of Immigrants Targeted by Tax Warfare in Congress
The fundamental injustice of the tax system grows clearer as tax day looms ominously over working people and a few horde more and more of the nation’s wealth. Short of a total collapse of capitalism...
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