Views for 2012-12-18

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Matthew Rothschild
'Giving It Away': Obama Caving on Social Security
President Obama is bending over way too far to reach a budget deal with John Boehner and the Republicans. By tentatively agreeing to changing the formula for calculating the Consumer Price Index for...
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Sarita Gupta
A Grand Swindle: What We Don’t Need Now Is a Bad “Grand Bargain”
In the 2012 elections, the American people voted for strengthening our economy and putting people back to work. “We’re all in this together” defeated “You’re on your own.” Or so we thought.
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Peter Van Buren
Torture: An All-American Nightmare
If you look backward you see a nightmare. If you look forward you become the nightmare.
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Robert Freeman
The Only Antidote to More Newtowns
We can be horrified at the Newtown massacre. We can be outraged. We can be indignant. But we can no longer honestly be surprised. The shootings in Connecticut are of the same ilk as the ones in...
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Kevin Martin
Towards a Foreign Policy for the 99 Percent
Relief, rather than elation, was probably the emotion most U.S. peace activists felt when President Barack Obama won re-election. While Obama has been very disappointing on most peace issues, Mitt...
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Peter Hart
What If Children Mattered No Matter Where They Lived–and Died?
We do not live in a world that treats all life equally. Not even close. Human beings inevitably feel certain tragedies more deeply, based on proximity to the victims, national identity, the...
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Pierre Tristam
The Soft-Core Terrorism of America's Gun Worship
For some reason Adam Putnam, Florida’s agriculture commissioner and governor wannabe, felt compelled to hold a press conference last week to boast about the number of concealed-carry weapons license...
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Richard Eskow
This Is Not America’s Deal
Our leaders in Washington heard from the voters last month. They may need to hear from them again. According to news reports a budget deal is coalescing around some very unattractive and unwise ideas...
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John Atcheson
Let Them Eat Bullets: The Corporate Gun Tyrants
On December 13th, a mentally ill man entered an elementary school and attacked 22 students and at least one adult. On December 14th, a mentally disturbed young man entered another elementary school...
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Deborah Burger
Time to Act Now To Restore Our Ravaged Mental Healthcare System
Registered nurses across the country mourn the loss of life marked by the shooting of innocents in Connecticut. This should be a clear wake up call for the White House, Congress, and state and local...
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