Views for 2012-04-06

Friday, April 6, 2012
Robert Reich
What Today’s Job Numbers Mean
The economy added only 120,000 jobs in March – down from the rate of more than 200,000 in each of the preceding three months. The rate of unemployment dropped from 8.3 to 8.2 percent mainly because...
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Naomi Wolf
How the US Uses Sexual Humiliation as a Political Tool to Control the Masses
In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror...
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Jonathan Schell
Thinking the Unthinkable on Iran
The question of what to do about Iran’s nuclear program is a policy riddle of the first order for the United States and the world.
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Ray McGovern
Render to Caesar, Extraordinarily
Some of us pause on Good Friday to mark the torture and death of a high-value detainee rendered, extraordinarily, to Roman occupiers. Although the charges against Jesus of Nazareth were trumped up,...
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Bob Burnett
Inside Mitt Romney
It’s clear that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will survive the GOP version of “The Hunger Games” and become their 2012 presidential nominee. The richest and most radical presidential...
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Robert Naiman
Zionist BDS -- Kosher for Passover
History should mark March 18, 2012 as an important date on the road to a just and peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict. That was the date on which an impeccably-Zionist American Jew...
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Haroon Siddiqui
Where Are Our Jobs Going to Come From?
As scandalous as Stephen Harper’s fighter jet plan has been (and even more wasteful is his $9 billion expenditure on jails we don’t need) there’s a larger issue: The economy is not growing fast...
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Alexander Cockburn
Mitt Romney Flip-Flops His Way to the Top
Mitt Romney will be the Republican to face President Obama in the fall. Tuesday night was the clincher, as the former Massachusetts governor won in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C. He may...
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David Sirota
Where We're Going, We Don't Need New Roads
Interstate 70 in Colorado, one of the nation’s best-known arteries, is the latest thoroughfare to incite an archetypal fight.
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Russ Choma
Two Years After Mine Disaster, Coal Lobby Is Still Growing
Two years ago today, the Upper Big Branch mine exploded, killing 29 miners and injuring two others. In the months after the tragedy, it became clear that the mine's owner, Massey Energy, had flouted...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
The Best Congress the Banks’ Money Can Buy
Here we go again. Another round of the game we call Congressional Creep. After months of haggling and debate, Congress finally passes reform legislation to fix a serious rupture in the body politic,...
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