Views for 2012-05-22

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Robert Naiman
Would It Make a Difference to Progressives if Norman Solomon Goes to Congress?
A key paradox for progressives of our national political life goes something like this: everybody complains about Congress, but nobody does anything about it.
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David Cole
Can Obama Say He's Sorry for US Role in Torture of Innocent Man?
Can the President say he’s sorry to an innocent man whom the United States delivered to Syria to be tortured?
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Mark Engler
The Politics of TED
Is the topic of income inequality “ Too Hot for TED “? Controversy has erupted in the past week over this question after a talk planned for the organization’s popular website was pulled at the last...
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Jim Naureckas
Why It Matters That There's No Such Thing as Simpson-Bowles
Dan Balz, the Washington Post's chief correspondent ( 5/20/12 ), complains that President Barack Obama hasn't solved America's fiscal problems:
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Chris Hellman, Mattea Kramer
On the War Path: The Nearly $1 Trillion National Security Budget
Recent months have seen a flurry of headlines about cuts (often called “threats”) to the U.S. defense budget. Last week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives even passed a bill that was meant to...
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Gar Alperovitz
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
Just beneath the surface of traditional media attention, something vital has been gathering force and is about to explode into public consciousness. The “New Economy Movement” is a far-ranging coming...
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Adnan Al-Daini
The 'War on Terror' Guarantee: Profit and Destruction
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1961 warned us about the military-industrial complex with these words:
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David A. Love
How America's Death Penalty Murders Innocents
The US criminal justice system is a broken machine that wrongfully convicts innocent people, sentencing thousands of people to prison or to death for the crimes of others, as a new study reveals. The...
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Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff
Protest Is Coming to the London Olympics
To be in London, two months before the 2012 Summer Olympics, is to feel a bit like a fish in an aquarium, with people constantly poking at the glass. Cameras adorn nearly every street corner and...
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