Views for 2012-04-09

Monday, April 9, 2012
Bill Quigley
Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us
Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens. The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on...
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Matt Taibbi
Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse
Boy, do I feel like an idiot.
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Matthew Rothschild
In Defense of Günter Grass
The controversy over Günter Grass’s poem about Israel and Iran only confirms what Grass was saying: That it’s impossible to criticize Israel without being lambasted.
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Verlyn Klinkenborg
The Folly of Big Agriculture: Why Nature Always Wins
In its short, shameless history, big agriculture has had only one big idea: uniformity. The obvious example is corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that American farmers — big farmers —...
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Sarah van Gelder
How to Fix Health Care Without the Mandate
What happens if the Supreme Court strikes down the “individual mandate” in the health care reform law?
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Talli Nauman
High Time to Declare 'Peace on Drugs'
The U.S. drug war on neighboring American countries has been going from bad to worse ever since Plan Colombia and Plan Condor began wreaking untold environmental destruction of herbicidal fumigation...
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Robert Weissman
Corporate Greed or Healthy Babies?
Fact Number One: Exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months is best for infants and new mothers. Fact Number Two: Hospital giveaways of infant formula samples to new mothers reduce the amount...
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Bob Sheak
Fracking Our Way to a Warmer and Less Stable World
Oil and gas corporations, their trade associations, mass media outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, and numerous pundits continue to report there is a new day unfolding in the...
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Medea Benjamin
Obama Administration Silencing Pakistani Drone-Strike Lawyer
When is the last time you heard from a civilian victim of the CIA’s secret drone strikes? Sure, most of them can’t speak because they’re deceased. But many leave behind bereaved and angry family...
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Ellen Brown
All Banks Are Not Created Equal
It is well known that Philadelphia was the birthplace of the U.S.
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Phil Rockstroh
Living Beyond the 'Folded Lie': On Life Before and After Collapse
Wall Street is again flush with the electronic facsimile of the stuff once known as money. But this is a Botox Recovery: A superficial procedure, accomplished with a nerve paralyzing poison, reserved...
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Paul Buchheit
Who Takes the Gold for Tax Avoidance in 2011?
This is tax time, or in the case of many big businesses, just another time without taxes. These companies deserve to be recognized. With the help of SEC data and the results of several excellent...
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Shamus Cooke
Why Campaigning for Democrats Cripples Labor Unions
As labor leaders across the U.S. shift resources away from defending workers and into Obama’s re-election campaign, millions of organized and non-organized workers remain unemployed and hopeless...
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Peter Van Buren
Left Behind: What We Lost in Iraq and Washington, 2009-2012
People ask the question in various ways, sometimes hesitantly, often via a long digression, but my answer is always the same: no regrets.
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Paul Krugman
The Gullible Center
So, can we talk about the Paul Ryan phenomenon?
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Chris Hedges
The Real Health Care Debate
The debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act illustrates the impoverishment of our political life. Here is a law that had its origin in the right-wing Heritage Foundation,...
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