Views for 2012-03-14

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Christopher Cooper
Unless It Comes Out Of Your Soul Like a Rocket; Unless Being Still Would Drive You To Madness
Well usually, you know, I just let my ill-temper and bile and caustic thoughts spill out until I come to what I feel is just enough of a reasonable summation that my readers will not carry with them...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Women Must Stand Up for Peace and Security
A deranged soldier, armed with gun and knife, walks off the base into the nearby small town, and massacres 16 people, including 9 children. No, it’s not the plot of the latest Schwarzenegger movie...
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Scott Horton
The Drone Secrecy Farce
Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech at Northwestern , publications including the New York Times , the Washington Post , and the Los Angeles Times responded with renewed demands for the...
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Brian Tierney
Labor Politics and the Captive Electorate of 2012
Back in 2010, Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT), lashed out at President Obama who she said was part of the “blame the teacher crowd” of...
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John Nichols
Gritty Defeats Highlight Romney's Authenticity Deficit
On the eve of Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich referred to Mitt Romney as a “weak front-runner .” Romney should have let it go.
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Andrea Grimes
Goodbye, Texas Women's Health Program
On March 14th, 2012, at least 300,000 low-income and uninsured Texas women will have no or greatly-reduced access to basic preventive and reproductive health care due to the loss of federal funding...
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Phil Rockstroh
Reclaiming The Commons: Human Lessons in the Era of Corporatism and Perpetual War
With increasing velocity, since the advent of the post-Second World War national security state, then gaining speed with the incessant search and destroy mission waged on the U.S. Constitution known...
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Greg Smith
Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
Today is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here...
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Mark Weisbrot
America's Subversion of Haiti's Democracy Continues
When the "international community" blames Haiti for its political troubles, the underlying concept is usually that Haitians are not ready for democracy.
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David Moberg
Frances Fox Piven: Labor Revival Needs Push From Outside and Below
Frances Fox Piven, the City University of New York sociologist best known for her work on poor people's movements (which led to unwanted attention as the bete noire of right-wing fulminator Glenn...
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Ross Caputi
The Systemic Atrocity of Afghanistan's Occupation
The death of innocent civilians is nothing new in Afghanistan , but these 16 victims, nine of whom were children , were allegedly murdered by a rogue soldier, rather than the usual killers – drone...
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Seumas Milne
Massacres are the Inevitable Result of Foreign Occupation
It was an "isolated incident", US officials insisted. The murder of 16 Afghan civilians as they slept, Hillary Clinton declared, was the " inexplicable act " of one soldier.
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Valerie Strauss
Joel Klein, Condi Rice, and the Military-Business-Education Reform Complex
Sometime soon we can expect a report from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security, chaired by Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice.
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Tom Hayden
The Failure of Gradualism in Afghanistan
Killing at least sixteen Afghan civilians as they slept. Urinating on dead Afghan bodies while laughing about it. Setting fire to their Korans. Day after day, a tired American public hears that these...
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