Views for 2012-07-12

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Robin Wells
Mitt Romney's Offer of Government of Billionaires, for Billionaires, by Billionaires
"Too much money" sounds like an oxymoron, especially when applied to American politics. But in the last week, Republicans are beginning to learn that lots of money can have its downside.
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Glenn Greenwald
Excuses for Assassination Secrecy
In response to his widely discussed Esquire article entitled “The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama,” Tom Junod received a telephone call from someone he describes as “a person with intimate...
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Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Small Business Baloney: GOP Tax Claims Should Be Factchecked
Barack Obama's July 9 announcement that he would extend the Bush tax cuts for income below $250,000 prompted the expected response from Republican politicians and presidential candidate Mitt Romney:...
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Alice Bell
Why Canada's 'War on Science' Is of Global Concern
The scientists of Canada are revolting. They marched through Ottawa in their thousands on Tuesday, a sea of white coats making its way up Parliament Hill, carrying tombstones and a coffin to...
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Nick Turse
America's Shadow Wars in Africa
They call it the New Spice Route, an homage to the medieval trade network that connected Europe, Africa, and Asia, even if today’s “spice road” has nothing to do with cinnamon, cloves, or silks...
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Tom Engelhardt
Where Did All the Giant Mutant Ants Go?
I can still remember sneaking with two friends into the balcony of some Broadway movie palace to see the world end. The year was 1959, the film was On the Beach , and I was 15. It was the movie...
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Seumas Milne
London Olympics is a Corporate, Militarized Lockdown – Why Not a Games for All?
It's billed as the greatest show on earth. But the closer you get to the London stadium that will be the center of the Olympic Games in just over a fortnight's time, the more it's starting to look...
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Amy Goodman
The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain (Folk)
As Spain’s prime minister announced deep austerity cuts Wednesday in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spain’s failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets...
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Robert C. Koehler
War and Climate Change
The heat backs up across the country, causing drought, wildfires, a mega-storm on the East Coast. More than 4,000 “hottest day” records have been shattered in the U.S. in the past month.
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