Views for 2012-08-13

Monday, August 13, 2012
Glenn Greenwald
NBC’s War for Fun and Profit
A new military-themed reality show from NBC, entitled “Stars Earn Stripes,” debuts tonight.
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Zerlina Maxwell
Paul Ryan: Just Plain Bad for Women
There is something missing in all the talk about the Paul Ryan pick. The focus has been on his economic views and his proposed budget, which would end Medicare as we know it .
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John Nichols
Paul Ryan's Got a Great Big Problem With Progressivism
Paul Ryan's return to Wisconsin on the day after his selection as Mitt Romney's choice for the Republican vice presidential nomination was billed as a "homecoming."
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Bill Moyers
In Paul Ryan, The Right at Last Has Their Man
Ever since Barry Goldwater lost his bid for the presidency in 1964, the conservative movement has been looking for a choice, not an echo (Goldwater’s mantra). Reagan came close, but compromised too...
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David Korten
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
The political debate in the United States and Europe has focused attention on public financial deficits and how best to resolve them. Tragically, the debate largely ignores the deficits that most...
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Joseph Stiglitz, Mark Zandi
The One Housing Solution Left: Mass Mortgage Refinancing
More than four million Americans have lost their homes since the housing bubble began bursting six years ago. An additional 3.5 million homeowners are in the foreclosure process or are so delinquent...
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Tom Engelhardt, Noam Chomsky
The World (Still) Too Big to Fail
In Noam Chomsky’s “Who Owns the World?” -- the most popular TomDispatch post of all time (which means the last 10 years) -- he wrote of one key imperial principle: “The U.S. cannot tolerate ‘any...
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Ray McGovern
Israel’s ‘Bomb Iran’ Timetable
More Washington insiders are coming to the conclusion that Israel’s leaders are planning to attack Iran before the U.S. election in November in the expectation that American forces will be drawn in...
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Paul Buchheit
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America
A grand delusion has been planted in the minds of Americans, that privately run systems are more efficient and less costly than those in the public sector. Most of the evidence points the other way.
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Brian Moench
"Adapting" to the Climate Crisis: That Was Easy
Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, admitted recently that global warming is not a hoax, but that we needn’t worry: "We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt to this. Changes...
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Ellen Brown
Saving the Post Office: Letter Carriers Consider Bringing Back Banking Services
On July 27, 2012, the National Association of Letter Carriers adopted a resolution at their National Convention in Minneapolis to investigate establishing a postal banking system. The resolution...
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