Views for 2012-12-05

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Peter Hart
The Fiscal Hoax
The biggest story in Washington is about something that doesn't really exist: the so-called ”fiscal cliff.” This manufactured panic is all about politicians and corporate interests getting things...
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Jill Stein
Mother Nature Belongs at the Bargaining Table
As the highly scripted stagecraft of the presidential campaign fades from the headlines, there's a new show in Washington. ”Fiscal Cliff” stars President Barack Obama, who urges Republicans and...
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Daphne Wysham
Why the World Bank Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
The World Bank’s latest report on climate change, “ Turn Down the Heat ,” warns that the planet is on track for a four-degree Celsius temperature rise by 2100. Like many scientists, the bank fears...
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César Chelala
Israel and Iran Are Key to Nuclear-Free Middle East
A recent UN General Assembly resolution renews attention on the need to create a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East. The resolution calls on Israel to open its nuclear program for inspection, and...
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Medea Benjamin
Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?
Eman El-Hawi, a smart and perky 24-year-old business student from Gaza got teary when she told our delegation about what she witnessed during the eight days that Israel pounded Gaza. “I saw the...
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Richard Eskow
GOP Offers to Throw Middle Class, Elderly Over the “Fiscal Cliff”
The Republican Party has a message for the American people: Meet the new deal, same as the old deal. The GOP “counter-offer” to the President’s fiscal-cliff proposal isn’t really an offer at all: It’...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Spoiling for a Filibuster Fight
Perhaps it was inevitable that a parliamentary rule named after pirates would metastasize into an untamed menace.
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John Nichols
The Secret of Bernie Sanders' Success
"We will not accept cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid," declared U.S.
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Sam Pizzigati
For Pete's Sake, What's Happened to Our Democracy?
Down through the millennia, specific individuals have changed the course of history. Some made their indelible mark through their intellect, some through their courage, and still others through the...
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Glenn Greenwald
Obamacare Architect Leaves White House for Pharmaceutical Industry Job
When the legislation that became known as "Obamacare" was first drafted, the key legislator was the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, whose committee took the lead in...
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Mijin Cha
Extreme Drought Continues, Could be Most Extreme Weather Event This Year
It's been overshadowed by other extreme weather events recently, but the extreme drought that plagued the U.S. this summer continues. In fact, according to the Drought Monitor , conditions have...
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