Views for 2012-10-23

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Stephen Zunes
Bizarro Romney's Foreign Policy
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the third and final presidential debate of the 2012 campaign was the similarity between the two candidates on many basic foreign policy issues. Part of the...
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Rachel Shabi
The Death of the Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution Brings Fresh Hope
We could argue over who killed it, but what's the point? It's increasingly obvious that a continued insistence on zombie peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians is deluded, because the two-...
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Linda McQuaig
Binders Full of Women and the Matriarchy Myth
One of the least scary things about Mitt Romney is that, when he was trying to figure out who to appoint to his cabinet in Massachusetts, he ordered up “binders full of women.” So the rumpus over his...
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Laura Flanders
What a Difference Other Candidates Make
Haven’t read Lee Fang’s excellent expose on the lobbyists controlling the Presidential Debate Committee? You should. Then imagine what these debates would be like if things were very different. For...
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Tom Engelhardt
My Big Fat American Election
Obesity is an American plague -- and no, I’m not talking about overweight Americans. I’m talking about our overweight, supersized presidential campaign. I’m talking about Big Election, the thing that...
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Cherri Foytlin
Keystone XL Pipeline Blockaders Face Arrests, Lawsuits in Texas
If TransCanada has its way, almost 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil -- the world's dirtiest, most toxic, and most difficult-to-clean-up-when-it-spills oil -- will roll down the Keystone XL...
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John Robbins
Monsanto's Lies and the GMO Labeling Battle
You may have never heard of Henry I. Miller, but right now he is attempting to determine the future of food in this country. And he has enormous financial backing.
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Glenn Greenwald
Joe Klein's Sociopathic Defense of Drone Killings of Children
On MSNBC's Morning Joe program this morning, which focused on Monday's night presidential debate , the former right-wing Congressman and current host Joe Scarborough voiced
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Conor Friedersdorf
What If Mitt Romney Inherits Obama's Killer Drone Fleet?
Asked about drone strikes during Monday's foreign policy debate, Mitt Romney basically said that President Obama is right to use them. Expect more drone warfare in 2013 regardless of who wins the...
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George Lakey
How to Create a Multi-Level Movement for Climate Justice
The more we hear calls for the urgency of climate justice like that of Bill McKibben’s July Rolling Stone article , the more we confront a strategic dilemma: Where shall we put our energy, on the...
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Khaled Diab
Hopes of Egyptian Women Dashed by Paternalistic Draft Constitution
Congratulations to all conservative, male Muslims in Egypt. According to the draft constitution , you qualify as the model Egyptian "citizen", and the state will be there for you all the way to...
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Amy Davidson
Kind Hearts and Bayonets (and Battleships)
“The question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships,” President Obama said in the third Presidential debate. It is a little disappointing that he didn’t go on to construct an...
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David Roberts
Climate Silence: It’s the Right, Stupid
Watch this absolutely extraordinary video from the 1988 vice presidential debate, dug up by Brad Johnson of Forecast the Facts :
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David Smith-Ferri
In Afghanistan, Dreams of Duvets and Nightmares of War
I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. ––William Butler Yeats Haroon has recurring dreams. Haroon whose father was killed when he was a boy and who...
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Gary Younge
Obama Fires and Romney Falters but Third Debate Fails
If the world could vote on 6 November, Barack Obama would win by a landslide. A global poll for the BBC World Service revealed that 20 out of 21 countries preferred the president to his challenger...
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John Nichols
Foreign Policy Really Is Foreign to Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney’s just not that into foreign policy. The hapless Republican nominee for president spent most of the only foreign-policy debate of the 2012 fall campaign mumbling lines like: “I want to...
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Charles P. Pierce
Nothing Is Foreign to the Liar Willard Romney Anymore
BOCA RATON, Fla. — It was early in the proceedings here on Monday night when I was struck with a horrible vision.
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