Views for 2012-11-08

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Glenn Greenwald
CNN Claims Iran Shot at a US Drone, Revealing the News Network's Mindset
Barbara Starr, CNN's Pentagon reporter ( more accurately known as : the Pentagon's reporter at CNN), has an exciting exclusive today .
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Stephen Mulkey
Time for Higher Education to Take a Stand on Climate
We are running out of time. While our public policy makers equivocate and avoid the topic of climate change, the window of opportunity for salvaging a livable planet for our children and...
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Adil E. Shamoo
A New Middle East Agenda for Obama
In his first term, President Barack Obama’s vision for the Middle East failed to materialize. Because he failed to deliver on his promise to redefine America’s relationship with the Islamic world, he...
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Amy Goodman
Now the Work of Movements Begins
The election is over, and President Barack Obama will continue as the 44th president of the United States. There will be much attention paid by the pundit class to the mechanics of the campaigns, to...
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Ellen Brown
It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World
In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers,...
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Dean Baker
Climate Change, Not the National Debt, Is the Legacy We Should Care About
The political leadership, including the Washington press corps and punditry, were already intently ignoring the economic downturn that is still wreaking havoc on the lives of tens of millions of...
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Costas Douzinas
Greece Is Ripe for Radical Change
The passing of the third and most draconian tranche of austerity measures by the Greek parliament on Wednesday was a pyrrhic victory. It marks the beginning of the end of the coalition government and...
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Ocean Robbins
Did Monsanto Trick California Voters?
California could have been the first state in the nation to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered foods. We would have joined more than 60 countries where consumers have the right to know if...
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Richard Eskow
Voters Didn't Ask for Bi-Partisanship, They Demanded Good Policies
President Obama was reportedly planning to reach out to House Majority Leader John Boehner today to begin negotiating a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," a series of spending cuts and tax...
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Robert Kuttner
Hey, Obama, Hands Off Their Medicare
The day after Barack Obama was re-elected, the Dow Jones lost 312.96 points. It wasn’t just that investors were hoping for the lower taxes and further deregulation that would come with a Romney win...
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Fran Korten
Five Things to Watch for in Obama’s Second Term
Okay, folks. Elections are exciting, but now the really hard work begins. We need to turn victories won into something real that works for people and the planet. With a divided Congress, we’re...
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Pa Ousman Jarju
An Open Letter to Obama from the World's Poorest Countries
Dear President Obama,
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Erin Niemela
Voting? Done. Democracy? Just Begun.
Election night is finally over. Television can resume its originally broadcast programs and Facebook can return to cat memes and photos of our dinner. We can go back to talking about our personal...
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Vince Warren
Let's Get to Work
Two big things happened in the last week, and they're both going to require our attention for the next four years and beyond: the national election repudiated religious conservatives and handed Obama...
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