Views for 2012-02-23

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Matt Taibbi
Arizona Debate: Conservative Chickens Come Home to Roost
How about that race for the Republican nomination? Was last night's debate crazy, or what?
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Naomi Wolf
From Rocky Flats to Fukushima: This Nuclear Folly
In March 2011, novelist Kristen Iversen 's memoir, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, was waiting sedately among piles of other manuscripts at various publishing...
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Amy Goodman
How Far Can Russ Feingold Push Campaign Finance Reform?
"The president is wrong." So says one of the newly appointed co-chairs of President Barack Obama 's re-election campaign.
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Ralph Nader
Anthony Shadid: 'Most Gifted Foreign Correspondent in a Generation'
Anthony Shadid, called the "most gifted foreign correspondent in a generation" by his then Washington Post colleague, Rajiv Chandrasekaran (author of the widely heralded book "Imperial Life in the...
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Winslow Myers
Our Trance of Separation
The biggest challenges we face all have their root cause in an artificial separation—between nations, races, religions, classes, between political parties, between humans and the living ecosystem...
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Robert Parry
Santorum Abuses ‘E Pluribus Unum’
Americans get manipulated daily by the Right’s false references to U.S. founding principles, most recently by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and his misrepresentation of what “E...
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Bryce Covert
Reducing Abortions: It’s the Economy, Stupid
It seems the cat’s finally out of the bag these days: conservatives aren’t just concerned with saving the babies from abortions when it comes to reproductive rights. They are now outspoken about...
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Leah Bolger
Need to Talk Sense to Netanyahu
Recalling President George Washington’s farewell advice against tying the United States too closely to any foreign nation, Veterans for Peace urges President Obama to publicly warn Israel’s Prime...
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Robert C. Koehler
Saying No To Militarism
No mail on Saturday, maybe, but small-town police get armored personnel carriers? Let’s take a moment — in the context of these bitter times, and President Obama’s recent austerity budget proposal —...
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Tom Engelhardt
Remotely Piloted War: How Drone War Became The American Way of Life
In the American mind, if Apple made weapons, they would undoubtedly be drones, those remotely piloted planes getting such great press here. They have generally been greeted as if they were the...
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Ted Rall
Obama Sells Out Homeowners Again: Mortgage Settlement a Sad Joke
Joe Nocera, the columnist currently challenging Tom Friedman for the title of Hackiest Militant Centrist Hack--it's a tough job that just about everyone on The New York Times op-ed page has to do--...
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Ramzy Baroud
Cold War in Warm Waters: US-China's Dangerous Contest for Asia-Pacific
On two occasions in my life I found myself living close to the South China Sea. The sea became my escape from life’s pressing responsibilities. But there is no escaping the fact that the deceptively...
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Subhankar Banerjee
How the New Mexico Anti–Nuclear Campaign Achieved A Major Victory
On February 17, as I was stepping out the door for an exhibition opening of my arctic photographs and to participate in an environmental panel at Fordham University with former New York State...
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Bill Quigley
Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement and Occupy 4 Prisoners
Today US Army Private Bradley Manning is to be formally charged with numerous crimes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by members of the Icelandic...
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Robert Reich
Corporations Don’t Need a Tax Cut, So Why Is Obama Proposing One?
The Obama administration is proposing to lower corporate taxes from the current 35 percent to 28 percent for most companies and to 25 percent for manufacturers.
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