Views for 2012-08-30

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Bill Moyers, Bernard Weisberger
Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage?
We might wish the uproar from the convention halls of both parties these busy weeks were the wholesome clamor of delegates deliberating serious visions of how we should be governed for the next four...
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Stephen Zunes
US Shares Responsibility for Rachel Corrie's Death
On August 28, an Israeli court rejected a civil lawsuit against Israeli occupation forces for the 2003 murder of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year old American peace activist killed in the Gaza Strip,...
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Amy Goodman
Workers Feel the Pain of Bain
Four hardy souls from rural Illinois joined tens of thousands of people undeterred by threats of Hurricane Isaac during this week’s Republican National Convention. They weren’t among the almost 2,400...
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Robin Marty
"Egg-as-Person" Falls Short of Number Needed For Colorado Ballot
The activists behind the egg-as-person movement--which wants to convey the full rights of personhood under the law on fertilized eggs--have failed in their bid for another ballot initiative (third...
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Greg Mitchell
Most in Media Ignore Ryan's Lies--and Forgive Condi's
I'm sure it's only coincidence, but it was still heartening last night to see so many in certain outposts of the media follow my urgent advice here yesterday ( my piece ) to not "live and let lie"--...
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Cenk Uygur
The Real GOP Convention Is on the Cracker Bay
One of the reasons this Republican convention has been so deathly dull is that the real action isn't at the convention. It's at Cracker Bay. That's the name of the yacht that the Romney team just...
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Harvey Wasserman
Rupert Murdoch's Foul Fukushima Flim-Flam
With every atomic reactor disaster comes the inevitable whitewash. And Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal has just painted a tragic new coat over the radioactive wasteland of atomic flim-flam .
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Ralph Nader
Challenging Big Labor to Fight for a Living Wage
“Why should I listen to anything Harry Kelber says?” exclaimed a visibly indignant Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.
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Charles P. Pierce
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied
I think it was when he went to tears, one dab at each eye, while talking about his mother, that it became extraordinarily clear to me that there's a lot of old Dick Nixon in young Paul Ryan, the...
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Alan Jenkins
It’s Time for the Candidates to Get Specific on the Homeownership Crisis
Now that the presidential tickets are set, it’s time for the candidates to get specific about problems and solutions critical to our economic recovery and future prosperity. Along with job creation,...
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Harold Meyerson
Paul Ryan and a Triple Coating of GOP Ideological Mush
By the time Paul Ryan finished speaking on Wednesday night, Mitt Romney’s place in the new Republican order had become clear: Win or lose, he’s the placeholder for Paul Ryan until Ryan himself can...
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Matt Taibbi
Greed and Debt: The True Story of Romney and Bain Capital
The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything. He's a flip-flopper, they say, a lightweight, a cardboard opportunist who'll say...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Breton Fisherman's Prayer: On Destroying What We Love
“Oh God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”
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John Nichols
They Love the Lies Paul Ryan Tells
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