Views for 2012-11-14

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thom Hartmann
It's the "Jobs Cliff," Stupid!
They’re up to it again – this time with what they call the “fiscal cliff.”
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Grand Bargain is the Wrong Solution
Americans, listening to the intensifying debate about the fiscal showdown in Washington, must think they’ve entered an “Alice in Wonderland” world. The lame duck Congress only returns to Washington...
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Jorgen Randers
Hurricane Sandy: An Ominous Guide to the Future
Some fifteen years ago colleagues and I sat in the Geneva offices of the world’s largest nature conservation organisation and discussed how it would be possible to force the United States to adopt a...
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Tania Karayiannis
Why We Strike Against Austerity: 'It's Our Only Hope'
The constant deterioration of the economic crisis in Europe, especially in south Europe and Greece, has stirred a wave of reactions across the continent. The wisdom of the central political options...
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Jeremy Scahill
The Petraeus Legacy: A Paramilitary CIA?
While much of the media focus on l’affaire Petraeus has centered on the CIA director’s sexual relationship with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the scandal opens a window onto a different and more...
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Sarah Anderson
The Trojan Horse in the Debt Debate
It's budget showdown time in Washington. With various tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in at the end of the year, the pressure is on for Republicans and Democrats to make a deal.
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Jim Hightower
Billionaires Crap Out in 2012 Elections
They came. They spent! Then, they limped home, tails between their legs. (OK, they didn't limp; they were flown home on their private Gulfstream jets. But still, their tails were tucked down in the...
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Marjorie Cohn, Jeanne Mirer
Make Obama Do It
President Obama declared in his victory address on election night, “Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated . . . We want our children to live in an America that...
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Seth Freed Wessler
Dust Off Those Old Immigration Reform Deals? Not So Fast
Just 48 hours after the election was called and exit polls had fully confirmed that Romney pulled fewer Latino votes than the Republican candidate in any recent election, GOP congressional leaders,...
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William K. Black
Wall Street Uses "Liberal" Front Group to Lead Its Assault on Social Security
Third Way, lobbyists for and from Wall Street who are leading the effort to enrich Wall Street by privatizing Social Security, was created by Wall Street to fool some of the people all of the time.
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Michael Winship
On Election Day, Money and Magical Thinking
Forty years ago, as a young, aspiring political operative, I was a staff member on Senator George McGovern’s presidential campaign. We thought we could beat Richard Nixon but famously lost every...
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Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher
Do the Math: Invest While We Divest
Do you want your college tuition or tax dollars invested to increase droughts, storms, forest fires, and crop failures -- and an unending series of Katrinas and Sandys? Or do you want them used to...
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