Views for 2012-10-18

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ralph Nader
Time for Full-Time Town Jesters
There’s an old saying “in humor there is truth.” Until the 18th century, British monarchs, surrounded by sycophantic entourages, retained court Jesters to tell them the truth in the garb of satire...
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Ira Chernus
The Debate: 'So Good Being at Each Other’s Face'
Did you think the second presidential debate was too nasty, that it was sad to see the two lead actors portray such a polarized image of American politics? The third performer up on the stage,...
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Brendan Fischer
On NFIB Conference Call, Romney Urges Employers to Tell Employees How to Vote, Just Like the Kochs
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested to business owners they tell their employees how to vote on a June conference call organized by the National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB...
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Dilip Hiro
Alliance from Hell: Washington's Pakistan Meltdown
The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”).
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Amy Goodman
Binders Full of Women, and Two Women Bound
You may have noticed that the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr.
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Michael Parenti
The Nobel Peace Prize for War
Those who own the wealth of nations take care to downplay the immensity of their holdings while emphasizing the supposedly benign features of the socio-economic order over which they preside. With...
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Janine Jackson
Sympathy for Pakistani Girl Shows Limits of Concern
U.S. media have shown great, and warranted, interest in Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head October 9 by members of a Taliban faction for her outspoken promotion of...
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Jeff Biggers
Clean Coal is a Hoax, Mr. President, So Drop it
Out of all the meaningless slogans bantered around this election season, President Obama's clinging to the " clean coal " banner ranks as one of the most specious.
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Daniel Ellsberg
Defeat Romney, Without Illusions about Obama
It is urgently important to prevent a Republican administration under Romney/Ryan from taking office in January 2013. The election is now just weeks away, and I want to urge those whose values are...
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