Views for 2012-10-09

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mychal Denzel Smith
Why America Needs White History Month
The Republican presidential campaign has persuaded me. Not to vote for Mitt Romney , God no. They have, however, convinced me of something else I previously considered unthinkable.
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Dean Baker
Social Security: President Obama's Biggest Failure in Last Week's Debate
President Obama definitely had a bad night when he faced Governor Romney in Denver for the first presidential debate. However, for many listeners the worst moment was not due to his atypical...
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Glenn Greenwald
Election Year Garbage
These episodes, all from the last 24 hours, demonstrate why I cannot wait for the election to be over: Mitt Romney, Monday, in his heralded foreign policy speech :
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Antonio Tricarico
The Financial Enclosure of the Commons
We live in an age of finance capitalism, when trading money, risk and associated products is more profitable than trading goods and services. That, in short, is what people often refer to as the ‘...
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Greg Kaufmann
In Between Debates, More Questions from Families for Obama and Romney
The streak is alive!
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Robert Shetterly
Making the Possible Impossible: A Curious Encounter with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
On the first leg of a trip last week to work at the Maxwell School for Citizenship at the University of Syracuse, I flew from Bangor, Maine, to Washington, D.C. Sitting across from me in aisle two...
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Medea Benjamin, Robert Naiman
US Delegation's Message of Peace Received Warmly in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Many Americans have an image of Pakistan and its people as "teeming with anti-Americanism." Americans see images on TV of angry Pakistani demonstrators burning American flags...
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Tom Engelhardt
American Empire: A Disaster on Autopilot
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Kay Tillow
Beware the 'Grand Bargain': Post-Election Deficit Deal Threatens Medicare and Social Security
After the November election, there will be a major effort in Congress to pass a budget deal that will make cuts in Social Security, raise the Medicare and Social Security eligibility age, and perhaps...
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Eugene Robinson
The Romney Doctrine Sounds Eerily Similar to Obama's
Mitt Romney claims to disagree with President Obama on many aspects of foreign policy. We’re still waiting to hear what those differences might be.
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Dorian T. Warren
Go for the Jugular: What a Real Attack on Mitt Romney and the 1% Could Look Like
I agree with Deepak Bhargava that President Obama’s record “is more mixed” than critics and admirers admit, that progressives must refocus our attention on Congress and statehouse elections, and that...
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Matthew Rothschild
Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech: All War All the Time
He denounced “the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence” from Iraq, though he didn’t say how long he would have kept our troops there.
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Dan Gillmor
Facebook's New Business Plan: From Utility to Monopoly
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