Views for 2012-12-01

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Peter Hart
GOP's Small Business Tax Talking Point
Of all the arguments Republicans offer to maintain Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, one stands out: The tax increase would be a blow to small business owners. This is misleading–but you can't count on...
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Charlotte Vallaeys
Organic: Food Justice for the 99%
As Americans become increasingly aware of the story behind conventional foods—the ecologically destructive monoculture fields, the petrochemical fertilizers, the toxic pesticides and dangerous...
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Kathy Kelly
Truth and Trauma in Gaza
Dr. T., a medical doctor, is a Palestinian living in Gaza City. He is still reeling from days of aerial bombardment.
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Eric Margolis
Make Diplomacy, Not War
The wicked 19 th century American cynic Ambrose Bierce defined diplomacy in his “Devil’s Dictionary” as “the patriotic art of lying for one’s country.”
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Immanuel Wallerstein
The Latest Palestinian Skirmish: A New Ballgame?
The whole world watched the latest violent conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Everyone held their breath to watch Pres. Morsi of Egypt broker the truce, which for the moment is lasting...
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Roger Bybee and Carolyn Winter
Compromise: A Misnomer for Absurdly Unequal Deal to Resolve Budget-Cliff Issues
Voices of the 1% are dominating the media and congressional discourse regarding the “fiscal cliff” by offering a “compromise” which justifies significant cuts in the safety-net “entitlements” by...
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Christopher Brauchli
2016
Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved, and they actually paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can...
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Glenn Greenwald
Bradley Manning: A Tale of Liberty Lost in America
Over the past two and a half years, all of which he has spent in a military prison, much has been said about Bradley Manning , but nothing has been heard from him.
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