Views for 2012-09-05

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
John Cavanagh
7 Ways to End the Deficit (without Throwing Grandma under the Bus)
This fall, the U.S. Congress is going to wage a pitched, dragged-out battle over cutting roughly $120 billion a year to solve the so-called deficit crisis. Vital things like teachers’ jobs and...
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Subhankar Banerjee
Resource Wars Connect Yanomami Massacre and Shell’s Arctic Drilling
Last week was a painful one for me as two pieces of news came across the wires: one about the massacre of an Yanomami settlement in the Amazon, and the other about Obama green lighting Shell’s...
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Robin Marty
The Best of Reproductive Rights at the DNC
The Democratic National Convention is underway this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, making the pitch for re-electing President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats.
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Marsha Cohen
Obama Needs a Game-Changer on Iran
This was one of the most memorable lines from Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention: “…the greatest risk we can take is to try the same, old politics with the...
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Los Angeles Times Editorial
The Case for Organic Food
So a new study from Stanford University shows that organic produce probably isn't any more nutritious than the conventional variety. We doubt the folks at Whole Foods are trembling in their...
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Jeff Halper
The Rachel Corrie Verdict: Justice Denied
For those who hoped for a just verdict on the death of Rachel Corrie, the American college student and ISM activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza in 2003 as she was defending a Palestinian...
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Tom Engelhardt
The Republicans as the Party of Big Government
One of the jokes of our era is the Republican Party's claim that it favors “small government.” An accurate description might go more like this: the present-day Republican Party (libertarians excepted...
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Glenn Greenwald
CNN and the Business of State-Sponsored TV News
Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, "iRevolution" , that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which...
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Wendell Potter
GOP Health Care Myths Belie All Evidence
While listening to the promises to repeal ObamaCare during the Republican National Convention, I was reminded of what those of us in the health insurance industry said when our friends in Congress...
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Pamela Grundy
Lifelong Democrat Ready for Fight in Charlotte over School Reform
CHARLOTTE — I’ve been a Democrat all my life, and I’m proud Barack Obama is my president. Four years ago, I worked hard for Obama. I made phone calls during the week, pounded the pavements on...
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John Vidal
'A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World'
"The birds are silent in the woods. Just wait: Soon enough You will be quiet too" - Robert Hass
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Sasha Abramsky
The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan
“Obamacare will be a nightmare for Florida seniors,” a grim voiceover announces. “Did Bill Nelson consider the consequences when he cast a deciding vote for Obamacare?”   “Tell Jon Tester: the...
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Ruth Conniff
The Democrats' Big Challenge
Right after the Republican convention in Tampa, I bumped into a neighbor at the grocery store. She had been out canvassing for Obama, she told me, but was giving it up. People were too hostile, she...
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Gar Smith
Politics and Plutocrats: A Parade of Inequality
America is currently engaged in the most expensive presidential contest in world history. In the United States, money doesn’t just talk – it dictates. How can we hope to make progress on the path to...
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