Views for 2012-06-25

Monday, June 25, 2012
Wendell Potter
Dems Play with Private Insurance Industry, Get Burnt
Et tu, Ron?
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John Bonifaz
Constitutional Amendment Can Defend Democracy Against Citizens United Debacle
In the face of overwhelming evidence that the basic premise of the Citizens United ruling was wrong, five justices of the United States Supreme Court today said they do not care. They do not care...
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Jimmy Carter
A Cruel and Unusual Record
The United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.
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Sam Pizzigati
Founders Would Be Unamused by Tea Party's 'No Taxes' Schtick
Not too long ago, Americans only dressed up in George Washington wigs and tri-corner hats on the Fourth of July. But then the tea party came along. Colonial garb started turning up at rallies all...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
The Robin Hood Tax: A Powerful Antidote to Austerity
Last week, nurses rallied, bank staff marched, conservatives coalesced and finance professionals petitioned—all in support of a global tax on Wall Street speculation.
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John Nichols
Supreme Court Extends Power of Corporations to Buy Elections
The U.S. Supreme Court may still retain some familiarity with the Constitution when it comes to deciding the nuances of cases involving immigration policy and lifetime incarceration.
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Cenk Uygur
Private Insurance Mandate Is Perfect Symbol of Obama's Central Mistake
The individual mandate in the health care law was originally proposed by the Heritage Foundation, the most conservative think tank in the country.
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Richard Wolff
Yes, There Is an Alternative to Capitalism: Mondragon Shows the Way
There is no alternative ("Tina") to capitalism?
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George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling
Metaphor and Health Care: On The Power to Make Metaphor Into Law
Perhaps as early as today, the conservative–dominated Roberts Court will choose a metaphor that will affect millions of people and perhaps change the history of our country very much for the worse.
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Marjorie Cohn, Jeanne Mirer
Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive
The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected militants; the Obama administration assassinates them. Both practices not only visit more hatred upon the United States; they are also illegal...
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David Macaray
Teachers in the Crosshairs
During my twenty-odd years as a union rep in a big-time factory (a 44-acre paper mill), I had occasion to talk to over a hundred people about the things we most regretted in our lives. It’s true...
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Brian Moench
America: A Fire Sale to Foreign Corporations
This maybe one of the most important stories ever ignored by the "lame stream, liberal" media.
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Robert Kuttner
Obama the Underdog
Ten of twelve states that most polls consider to be in play this year are states that Obama carried in 2008. Those would be Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina...
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