Views for 2012-07-28

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Caroline Arnold
Neighbors or Killers?
On a hot summer day in 1941 the Jews of the Polish village of Jedwabne were slaughtered by their neighbors. The Polish villagers used crude tools – axes, pitchforks, knives, iron bars and nail-...
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Harvey Wasserman
'When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine'
Renewable "green" energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke's When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it. Jay is blessed with an off...
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Arnie Alpert
America is Strong Enough for Real Discussion of Budget Priorities
When is a “Town Hall Meeting” not a “Town Hall Meeting?” When attendance is limited to employees of a self-interested foreign corporation that is playing host to a reverse lobbying event.
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Matthew Rothschild
How the New York Times Tries to Cover Its Ass on Glass-Steagall
So Sandy Weill, former head of Citigroup, woke up one morning this week to the epiphany that the banks are too big to fail and should be chopped up. Well, that’s not exactly cause for bestowing an...
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Tony Norman
GOP Has Trouble Identifying Actual Facts
Facts are stupid things," President Ronald Reagan said at the 1988 Republican National Convention. In attempting to repeat a quote from President John Adams, he blew it big time. "Facts are stubborn...
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Eric Margolis
Syria's WMD?
The embattled regime of Bashar Asad just managed to shoot itself in both feet, provide ammunition to Syria’s enemies, and give them yet another excuse to intervene in its raging civil war. A senior...
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Christopher Brauchli
Religious and Sexual Orientation in the BSA
Prejudice , n. a vagrant opinion without visible means of support. — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
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David Macaray
Tattoos As Self-Mutiliation
Even though I was more or less in favor of it for reasons of health and hygiene, it was nonetheless a surprise how swiftly and irrevocably the ban against smoking tobacco went into effect. On Monday...
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