Views for 2012-11-09

Friday, November 9, 2012
Matt Taibbi
Hey, Rush Limbaugh: 'Starting an Abortion Industry' Won't Win You Female Voters
Like a lot of people, I listened to Rush Limbaugh the day after the election. Pure Schadenfreude , I admit it; I just wanted to hear the reaction. I searched the right-wing media landscape far and...
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Tom Engelhardt
How Presidential War Came Out of the Shadows – and We Went Into Them
In the 1950s and early 1960s, the Cold War was commonly said to have partially plunged “into the shadows” as a secret, off-the-grid, spy-versus-spy conflict fought between the planet's two...
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Kristen Sheeran, Jules Boykoff
The Path Forward on Climate Change: Sandy Is the Mandate
When the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy forced US presidential candidates to temporarily suspend their campaigns, one could be forgiven for thinking the superstorm was an act of a merciful God. But as...
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Tani Bellestri
This Old Party: The Conservative Renovation
I know there are scores of disappointed, heavy-hearted Republicans and conservatives walking around, and I can imagine your angst, your pain, your bitterness, and your confusion. I have the notion...
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Barbara Miner
In the Trenches of Democracy: Reflections from a Milwaukee Polling Site
It was 6:10 a.m., cold and dark on a dimly lit street. “Who are you?” an obviously harried woman asked as I stepped out of my car. I told her I was there to work at the polls. “Good,” she said. “Two...
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Tony Norman
Reagan is Dead. The Future Looks Bright.
No one is happier about Tuesday's election outcome than the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Finally, the Gipper's spirit can pass over the River Styx to his great reward after being held hostage by a...
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Karl Grossman
Fracking and a Radioactive Silvery-White Monster: Radium Must be Left in the Earth
Fracking for gas not only uses toxic chemicals that can contaminate drinking and groundwater -- it also releases substantial quantities of radioactive poison from the ground that will remain hot and...
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Robert Scheer
Yes We Can, We Did, and Now Obama’s Second Term Is Our Responsibility
Yes, election night was a heck of a party and it’s great that the really bad guys lost. Karl Rove and his reactionary ilk were defeated by a new American majority that is younger, more tolerant,...
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Ben Lilliston
Money, Politics and Food
It didn’t make headlines, but Tuesday was the start of an important movement to reform our food and agriculture system by restoring our democracy. Statewide initiatives in Montana and Colorado, and...
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Laura Carlsen
Obama Must Rewrite His Foreign Policy Legacy
With a more than comfortable margin of 332 to 206 electoral votes, President Barack Obama held onto office last Tuesday. Now the big question for foreign policy is whether Legacy Obama will be a...
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Alfred W. McCoy
Beyond Bayonets and Battleships: Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power
It’s 2025 and an American “triple canopy” of advanced surveillance and armed drones fills the heavens from the lower- to the exo-atmosphere. A wonder of the modern age, it can deliver its weaponry...
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