Views for 2012-03-03

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Richard Heinberg
$5 Gas, Iranian Poker, and the Peak of 'Peak Oil' Denial
Here in northern California gasoline is now retailing for $4.20 a gallon. Prices haven’t been this high since mid-2008. Forecasts for $5 per gallon gas in the U.S. this summer are now commonplace...
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Amanda Marcotte
A Sex Ed 101 Curriculum for Conservatives
Recent national kerfuffles over abortion and contraception access bring up many important questions: Should employers retain control over your wages and benefits after they sign them over to you? Is...
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Roane Carey
Why Occupy AIPAC?
Every year, in an impressive display of raw lobby power, the AIPAC Policy Conference descends on Washington.
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Winslow Myers
Syria and the UN
Those who have systematically blocked structural reform at the United Nations indirectly have the blood of the Syrian opposition on their hands.
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Vanessa Baird
A World Declares: Put Equality First
‘ You can’t evict an idea,’ read a sign posted in the window of 21-29 Sun Street, in the City of London. The grey concrete office block, owned by the Swiss bank UBS , had been invaded and turned into...
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Mark Weisbrot
Do Environmentalists Have an Interest in Who Controls Oil Resources?
Environmentalists seem to realize that they have some stake in a fight such as the Ecuador - Chevron lawsuit.
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Kai Wright
How a Racist Email Reveals the Grand Old Party Has Become a Petty Affair
It’s no great insight to point out it’s a tough election year for the Republican Party. The presumed front-runner is uninspiring at best; his rotating cast of challengers are wildly off-putting to...
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César Chelala
What Greece Can Learn from Argentina
To understand Greece’s recent travails and how the country got there it is useful to quote what Mikis Theodorakis, the famous Greek songwriter and composer wrote about it. Recently, on his home page...
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Noam Chomsky
What Are Iran's Intentions?
The January/February issue of Foreign Affairs featured the article “ Time to Attack Iran: Why a Strike Is the Least Bad Option ,” by Matthew Kroenig, along with commentary about other ways to contain...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Death Penalty's Effect on Decedent's Reputation
Hanging is the worst use a man can be put to. — Sir Henry Wotton, The Disparity Between Buckingham and Essex (1651)
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Joel S. Hirschhorn
The Declining Influence of the US Constitution
Among Americans there remains strong pride about the US Constitution, even though there is widespread support for creating reform amendments to it. Globally, however, what should surprise Americans...
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