Views for 2012-02-16

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Bill Moyers
Freedom of and From Religion
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Miriam Pemberton
New Economy Transformation: Obama Budget Won't Help
The last decade’s surge in military spending has pushed military contracting deeper into the foundations of our economy. Reversing this process, and transferring the savings to support the green...
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Ari Berman
The .0000063% Election: The Politics of the Super Rich
At a time when it’s become a cliché to say that Occupy Wall Street has changed the nation’s political conversation -- drawing long overdue attention to the struggles of the 99% -- electoral politics...
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Dana Frank
Honduras in Flames
Tuesday night, February 14, at least 357 prisoners died in a fire at La Granja penitentiary in Comayagua, Honduras, in one of the worst prison fires in the past century. The fire, though, is only the...
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William Greider
Still No End to 'Too Big to Fail'
When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill in the summer of 2010, the Obama administration made happy talk about putting an end to “too big to fail” banks. Hold the champagne. The...
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Mary Dudziak
For 'Indefinite' Detainees, This War Is Not Over Yet
The defense secretary, Leon E. Panetta, recently announced that America hoped to end its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2013 as it did in Iraq last year. Yet at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere, the...
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William Wall
The Greek People Have Been Sacrificed to the Capitalist Gods of Speculation
The behaviour of the EU states towards Greece is inexplicable in the terms in which the EU defines itself. It is, first and foremost, a failure of solidarity.
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Deepa Panchang, Beverly Bell
“The Super Bowl of Disasters”: Profiting from Crisis in Post-Earthquake Haiti
As Americans were gearing up for last week’s Super Bowl championship, Haiti’s president Michel Martelly was on a plane to the World Economic Forum to recruit players interested in what one...
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Suzanne Moore
Instead of Being Disgusted by Poverty, We are Disgusted by Poor People Themselves
She is there whenever I go the shops. Every time I think she can't get any more skeletal, she manages it. Wild eyes staring in different directions, she must have been pretty once. I try not to look...
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Steve Zwick
What Happened At Heartland?
The Heartland Institute yesterday lashed out at the blogosphere for reporting on the contents of leaked documents that appeared on DeSmogBlog .
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Jameel Jaffer
A Brewing Battle Over Warrantless Wiretapping
One of the hardest-fought civil liberties battles of the George W. Bush era involved the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the post-Watergate statute that was meant to rein in domestic...
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Sarah Anderson
Thanks to Occupy, Senate Looks at Inequality
I had the opportunity to testify on inequality before the Senate Budget Committee last week. No one seems to recall the last time the committee devoted a whole hearing to this issue. So you can add...
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Amy Goodman
The Afghan War’s Nine Lives
Eight youths, tending their flock of sheep in the snowy fields of Afghanistan, were exterminated last week by a NATO airstrike. They were in the Najrab district of Kapisa province in eastern...
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