Views for 2012-09-12

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Bob Dreyfuss
Romney's Libya Comments Kowtow to Anti-Muslim Bigots
Mitt Romney has, for all intents and purposes, pretty much disqualified himself for the presidency by his intemperate comments in regard to the murder of the US ambassador in Libya.
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Laura Flanders
Larry Gibson, Chris Hedges, and Days of Destruction
Larry Gibson, the West Virginia activist who built a movement from his will to save a mountain, died Sunday from a heart attack while working on his home. He was 66 years old and had become the face...
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John R. MacArthur
Obama’s Campaign Duplicities Rival Romney’s and Ryan’s
Like other liberals, I’ve been inundated with e-mails attacking the “lies” lately retailed by the Republican Party and the two candidates leading its national ticket.
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David Cay Johnston
A Tale of Two Healhcare Plans
No issue affecting taxes so clearly divides the two parties in the U.S. election as healthcare. The two parties, in their platforms, describe very different approaches to healthcare economics. Both...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Tragic Consulate Killings in Libya and America's Hierarchy of Human Life
Protesters attacked the US consulate in Bengazi, Libya on Tuesday night and killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, Chris Stevens.
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Paula Crossfield
Farmworker Wage Theft: As Common as Dirt
In the latest report by the Food & Environment Reporting Network , “ As Common as Dirt ,” produced in collaboration with The American Prospect magazine, reporter Tracie McMillan investigates how...
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David Korten
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
The current political debate in America hints at an unspoken, but profoundly important choice between two radically different visions of the path to prosperity for all.
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Sarah van Gelder
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
Every election year, the two parties choose the agendas and issues to highlight and ballyhoo. Often it feels as though we citizens have little power to turn the conversation to the issues we want...
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Robert C. Koehler
'Get a Rock and Talk': On the Power of Restorative Justice
The thing is, he’d won his case. He got custody of his daughter. This is the limit of conventional justice: “victory,” which of course means defeat for the other person, in this case, the mother of...
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César Chelala
Is There an End to DR Congo's Suffering?
The rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), which has spread to the South Kivu province, has caused the humanitarian situation in the country to deteriorate significantly,...
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Jim Hightower
Romney's Hamm-Handed Energy Policy
Poor Mitt Romney. He keeps trying to prop up his bad policy proposals with gimmicky political props that flop.
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Peter Hart
Are Chicago Teachers Really Rooting for Student Failure?
You can get away with almost anything if you're attacking teachers' unions in the corporate media.
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Peter Van Buren
The Persecution of John Kiriakou: Torture and the Myth of 'Never Again'
[ Note to Readers: The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will begin Classified Information Procedures Act hearings in the case of John Kiriakou today , September 12. These hearings...
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