Views for 2012-11-25

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Barbara Garson
Superstorm Sandy: How Soon We Forget
Since Superstorm Sandy soaked the East Coast, there's been a presidential election and a CIA sex scandal.
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Leslie Savan
The $250,000 Question: Poll Shows Obama’s Tax Plan Is Widely Misunderstood
For the last four years, President Obama has been pushing his plan to raise tax rates on people’s income over $250,000, but a new poll indicates that most people still don’t understand one of the...
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Dean Baker
NYT's Douthat Dead Wrong on Social Security
Ross Douthat argues convincingly that if we eliminated the link between contributions and benefits it would be much easier politically to cut Social Security. Of course he thinks ending the link...
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Robert Fisk
Latest War on Gaza Proves Netanyahu Leading Israel into Isolation
Israelis are congratulating themselves on the success of their Iron Dome missile shield. But across Israel these past years has fallen a different kind of iron dome, one that isolates the country...
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Ian Birrell
Gaza Grabs the Headlines as Congo Once More Descends into Chaos
Once again, the apparently insoluble struggle between Israel and Palestine has flared up before flickering into uneasy standoff. As usual, world leaders issued fierce warnings, diplomats flew in and...
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Roger Bybee
Workers Strike Blow Against Walmart
“When Black Friday comes, 
I'm gonna stake my claim.” —from lyrics to “Black Friday” by Steely Dan
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Carl Gibson
Solidarity Through Charity: Occupy Evolves and Lives
I know what it’s like to be hounded by bill collectors. And regardless of how I feel about the Tea Party’s politics, if they spearheaded an initiative to abolish the $6,000 in medical debt I had...
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Benjamin Strauss, Robert Kopp
Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines
The oceans have risen and fallen throughout Earth’s history, following the planet’s natural temperature cycles. Twenty thousand years ago, what is now New York City was at the edge of a giant ice...
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