Views for 2012-02-09

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Robert Scheer
Elections Are For Suckers
Let’s just dip our fingers in purple ink and pose for photos now that voting has the same significance for us as it had for those Iraqis who got conned into thinking they were participating in some...
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Peter Van Buren
In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise
On January 23rd, the Obama administration charged former CIA officer John Kiriakou under the Espionage Act for disclosing classified information to journalists about the waterboarding of al-Qaeda...
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Mary Bottari
WI Senate Leader Working Overtime to Stave Off Recall
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) is in a last-minute scramble to challenge "fraudulent" recall petition signatures.
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Amy Goodman
America’s Pro-Choice Majority Speaks Out
The leadership of the Catholic Church has launched what amounts to a holy war against President Barack Obama. Archbishop Timothy Dolan appealed to church members, “Let your elected leaders know that...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Barbara Tree: On Imagining an Impossible Future
My daughter went jogging to the lake. When she came back, she reported: “Dad, someone hung a bird in the Barbara tree.” When I went out to investigate, sure enough, it was still there, a brightly...
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Ira Chernus
Israel vs. Iran: The Truth Slips Out
Just days after the New York Times Magazine’s lurid cover story, “Israel Vs. Iran,” the Washington Post struck back with a two-fisted effort to win the “most dire prediction” contest. The Post ’s...
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Laura Flanders
Rotten Recovery for Women
Three years ago, when President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, he said:
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Ramzy Baroud
Attacking Iran Will Not Repeat History
On April 10, 2002, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the House of Commons, “Saddam Hussein's regime is…developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked.”
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