Views for 2012-03-12

Monday, March 12, 2012
George Lakoff
The Santorum Strategy: Why the Right Wins Even When It Loses
The Santorum Strategy is not just about Santorum. It is about pounding the most radical conservative ideas into the public mind by constant repetition during the Republican presidential campaign,...
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Gareth Porter
Alleged Photos of "Clean-up" at Iran's Parchin Site Lack Credibility
News stories about satellite photographs suggesting efforts by Iran to "sanitise" a military site that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said may have been used to test nuclear...
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George Zornick
Americans to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan
The talk of Washington this morning is a new Washington Post/ ABC News poll showing strong disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy, which appears to be tied to increasing gas prices.
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Mark Ames
Slovakia Defies the Kochs and Cato
On Saturday, the tiny EU nation Slovakia held parliamentary elections, and the results surprised the “experts”: The center-left party Smer, derisively described as “populist” in the American media,...
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Jennifer Dalven
Kansas to Pregnant Women: "A Little Lie from Your Doctor Won't Hurt You"
It's what every pregnant woman I know dreads. Going into that big ultrasound, having the ultrasound tech, who had been so chatty, suddenly go silent. Having her do sweep after sweep across your belly...
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John Kinsman
"Free Trade" is Not Free – Why We All Need to Oppose the TPP
There are always winners and losers in free trade. The winners are the 1% - the wealthy at the top. The losers are the 99% - that means the rest of us.
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Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith
Dirty vs. Green Jobs: Labor's Keystone Dilemma
These are tough times to be a construction worker in America. While other sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is getting worse, not...
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Saul Landau
Malice Versus Nobility: On Scooter Libby and Bradley Manning
After 9/11, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a Yale graduate with a law degree from Columbia, and fellow neo cons plotted to twist and invent "intelligence" data to convince the public that Saddam Hussein...
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Chris Hedges
Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers
Totalitarian systems disempower an unsuspecting population by gradually making legal what was once illegal. They incrementally corrupt and distort law to exclusively serve the goals of the inner...
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Medea Benjamin
Busted for Busting Out at Bank of America
“Stripping Protestors In Pink Bras Crashed Bank Of America CEO Brian Moynihan's Speech,” declared Business Insider on March 8, showing Moynihan’s stern photo with a pink bra playfully dangling in the...
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Christopher Cooper
I Don’t Want To See Their Faces; I Don’t Want To Hear Them Scream
The whole thing is regrettable, really. Shocking, truth to tell. And so sad, I’m sure, for those people, those blanket-wearing, beard-growing, false-god-worshiping, probably-related-to-terrorists,...
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Tom Engelhardt
The 0% Doctrine: Obama Breaks New Ground When It Comes to War with Iran
When I was young, the Philadelphia Bulletin ran cartoon ads that usually featured a man in trouble -- dangling by his fingers, say, from an outdoor clock. There would always be people all around him...
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Marwan Bishara
Decisions, Not Excuses in Afghanistan
I am sort of glad President Obama didn't apologise for the recent US soldier killing spree in Afghanistan , leaving it to his "inferiors" to do the embarrassing bidding.
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