Views for 2012-08-23

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Elizabeth Murray
The Human Cost of War on Iran
In late 2002, just prior to the launch of the U.S. “shock and awe” campaign against Iraq, I was invited to join a gathering of intelligence analysts at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle,...
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Robert Fisk
Syria's 'Rebel Army? They're a Gang of Foreigners'
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Bill Bigelow
Howard Zinn at 90 -- Lessons from the People's Historian
This Friday -- August 24 -- would have been the 90th birthday of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn , who died in 2010. Zinn did not merely record history, he made it: as a professor at...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Bizarre, Unhealthy, Blinding Media Contempt for Julian Assange
Earlier this week, British lawyer and legal correspondent for the New Statesman David Allen Green generated a fair amount of attention by announcing that he would use his objective legal expertise to...
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Brian Moench
Romney: A Horse of a Different Color
Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, ran for President of the United States in 1844. Ever since then a rumor has circulated among Mormons known as the “White Horse Prophecy": that the day...
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John Atcheson
In Order To Form a Less Perfect Union: The Politics Of Fear, Outrage and Distraction
Once again, the Republicans are managing to distract the country from their extremely unpopular economic positions – positions that help the uber rich and corporations at the expense of low and...
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Owen Jones
Getting Rid of Dubya Wasn't Enough. The US Remains a Bully
How easy it was to scrutinize US power when George W. Bush was in office. After all, it was difficult to defend an administration packed with such repulsive characters, like Dick Cheney and Donald...
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Greg Muttitt
How an American Disaster Paved the Way for Big Oil’s Rise -- and Possible Fall -- in Iraq
In 2011, after nearly nine years of war and occupation, U.S. troops finally left Iraq. In their place, Big Oil is now present in force and the country’s oil output, crippled for decades, is growing...
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George Lakoff, Glenn Smith
Romney, Ryan, and The Devil’s Budget: Will America Keep Its Soul?
America was born with a great soul, a moral view of Democracy in which citizens care about their fellow citizens and join together to take responsibility not just for themselves but for each other,...
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Amy Goodman
Election 2012: Dreams of a Vote Deferred?
People remember 1929 as the year of the stock-market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression, the global economic disaster which remains the only one in history that dwarfs the one in which...
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