Views for 2012-03-23

Friday, March 23, 2012
Wallace Turbeville
Breaking Up the Banks - The Dallas Fed Weighs In
The Federal Reserve Board of Dallas released a report from its chief researcher, Harvey Rosenblum, which has caused quite a stir. The report cites Fed statistics showing that the five largest US...
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Elliott Negin
Early Spring: A Not-So-Early Warning
March used to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Now it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a mouse. Although the vernal equinox occurred last Tuesday, some parts of the country have been...
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Greg Kaufmann
Paul Ryan's "Focus on Dignity" is a Spectacle of Greed and Cruelty
“Promoting the natural rights and the inherent dignity of the individual must be the central focus of all government.”
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Ruth Ann Dandrea
'A Test You Need to Fail': A Teacher's Open Letter to Her 8th Grade Students
Dear 8th Graders, I’m sorry. I didn’t know.
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John Nichols
Marco Rubio Stands His Ground for Deadly 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was not the only prominent Florida official to back Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law , despite repeated warnings that it would be seen as a "license to kill" by...
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Ralph Nader
Looking Down: CEOs Contemplate the Occupy Movement
Stetson J. Bradford III met up with his fellow CEO F. Reginald Lawless for a brow-to-brow lunch at the Penthouse Reverie Room high above Wall and Broad Streets in New York. As charter members of the...
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Shiney Varghese
Reflections on the Right to Water as We Move Towards Rio+20
Yesterday, even as the world celebrated World Water Day , some countries at the United Nations continued attempts to remove the reference to the “right to water” from a document that will guide the...
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Bob Burnett
Reversing the Sixties: The 2012 Republican Agenda
One of the most surprising aspects of contemporary Republican politics has been their across-the-board attack on women’s health services and women’s rights. Rather than an isolated misogynistic...
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Pratap Chatterjee
Chevron & Transocean Back in the Dock Over Oil Spills
Brazil has demanded that 17 Chevron and Transocean executives surrender their passports while they await the outcome of criminal charges brought against them for a spill that took place off the coast...
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Robert Reich
'Big Government' Isn't the Problem, Big Money Is
Conservatives love to rail against “big government.” But the surge of cynicism engulfing the nation isn’t about government’s size. It flows from a growing perception that government doesn’t work for...
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Robert Jensen
Journalists Rock! Journalism Sucks!
At an antiwar conference with predominantly left/progressive activists, I began a talk on the failures of contemporary news media by asking how the group felt about teachers. There was a resounding...
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Renee Parsons
Afghanistan and the Roman Empire
As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stepped off the plane in Afghanistan recently, he accurately summed up the evils of war. Arriving to calm Afghani reaction to the massacre of sixteen civilians in...
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Dave Lindorff
Lawyers Guild Expects More DHS Documents about Occupy Movement
If you want to know where the real government of the United States is located, just check out one of the documents received by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund in response to their Freedom of...
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