Views for 2012-12-12

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Paul Krugman
The Surreal Nature of the Medicare Age Debate
Aaron Carroll can’t believe that we’re still talking about raising the age for Medicare eligibility; his disbelief is easy to understand.
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Greg Kaufmann
GOP Leadership and Violence Against Native Women
My question for Congress was and has always been: why did you not protect me, or my family? Why is my life, and the life of so many other Native American women, less important?”       —Deborah Parker...
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Miriam Pemberton
Defense Budget: Ripe for Reductions
Here we are on brink of a major historical moment. We're beginning to wind down the longest period of war in our history. And we're about to turn around a 13-year-long surge in Pentagon spending.
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Glenn Greenwald
HSBC, Too Big to Jail, and the US Two-Tiered Justice System
The US is the world's largest prison state, imprisoning more of its citizens than any nation on earth, both in absolute numbers and proportionally .
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Cecile Richards
Memo to Michigan: Did You Not Hear the Voters on Women's Health?
An alarming set of bills is about to move to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's desk as soon as today. Pushed through by lame-duck legislators who are about to leave office, these bills would make...
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Mark Weisbrot
Haiti: More Pressure Needed to Get Clean Water
More than two years and nearly 7,800 deaths after UN troops brought the dread disease of cholera to Haiti, a plan has finally been put forward to do something to get rid of it. While we are still a...
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Sam Pizzigati
The Case Against Taxing the Rich: Still Shaky
Why do so many lawmakers in Congress oppose raising taxes on America’s wealthy, even just a little? The answer: We’ll never really know for sure.
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Gareth Peirce
Why We Torture
The last several years have found us in the midst of more catastrophes than we could ever, in our worst nightmares, have dreamed of. We could never have envisaged that the history of the new century...
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Jim Hightower
The Mass Media Favorites Fall Out of Favor
Let us address the declining fortunes of today's mainstream mass media. (Yes, I can hear your pained screams of "Nooooo ... we don't want to!" We really must, however, because it's not about them,...
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Bianca Jagger
COP18 Failed to Turn Down the Heat
I have just returned from COP18 in Doha, Qatar, and yet another UN climate conference. A total of over 17, 000 people descended on the small Gulf state last week: representatives from nearly 200...
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