Views for 2012-07-31

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kristin Wartman
BPA Free Baby Bottles Now Law, But We’re Not in the Clear
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a ban on the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in baby bottles and children’s cups. BPA is an estrogen-mimicking chemical that has been used...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Mitt Romney’s 20th-Century Worldview
Like a caveman frozen in a glacier, Mitt Romney is a man trapped in time — from his archaic stance on women’s rights to his belief in Herbert Hoover economics.
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Tom Engelhardt
Mission Failure: Afghanistan
Imagine for a moment that almost once a week for the last six months somebody somewhere in this country had burst, well-armed, into a movie theater showing a superhero film and fired into the...
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Ray McGovern
Is Israel Fixing the Intelligence to Justify an Attack on Iran?
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's strong pro-Israel statements over the weekend, including his endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy),...
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Laura Flanders
Full Employment Is Possible!
Prominent economists have been expounding for months on the dire consequences of this country’s unemployment crisis. As recently as this May, Dean Baker and Ken Hassett exhorted us to pay vigilant...
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Cenk Uygur
Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior
Mitt Romney recently said in Israel that Palestinians don't have as high a GDP per capita as Israelis do because their culture is not as good as Jewish culture. That is both deeply racist and deeply...
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Mijin Cha
Will Tar Sands Pipeline Spills be the New Normal?
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Phil Rockstroh
Deranged Angels Of Self-Preservation and the Second Amendment
In the contest between Stupid and Evil, Stupid reaps far more destruction. Why? Stupid prevails by the sheer force of numbers in its ranks. 

 But the argument is moot: Because all too often Stupid...
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Sandy LeonVest
Wall Street Be Damned: We're the Economy We’ve Been Waiting For
Bill Moyers observed recently that poor people haven’t “lost their voice.” Rather, he said, “They can’t afford a voice.”
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John Atcheson
March of Folly: The Debate We’re Not Having and What it Costs Us
There are times when the march of history is marked by fundamental choices that shape forever what follows.
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Dan Gillmor
If Twitter Doesn't Reinstate Guy Adams, It's a Defining Moment
Once again, we're reminded of a maxim when it comes to publishing on other people's platforms: we publish at their sufferance. But there's a corollary: When they take down what we publish, they take...
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Glenn Greenwald
Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas
Remember when, in the wake of the 9/11 attack, the Patriot Act was controversial, held up as the symbolic face of Bush/Cheney radicalism and widely lamented as a threat to core American liberties and...
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George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling
The Public: Obama’s and Romney’s Opposed Visions for a Free America
America is divided about its future. Should it keep and expand the system that brought past opportunity, prosperity and freedom? Or should it dismantle that system? President Obama recently reminded...
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