Views for 2012-12-21

Friday, December 21, 2012
Cenk Uygur
Obama Will Ride to the Rescue... for Republicans
The Republicans have put themselves in a holy mess with this Plan B debacle. They now have less than zero leverage. They are a national laughingstock. A majority of the country now thinks they are "...
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Mark Weisbrot
US Military Needs to Leave Afghanistan and Stop Widening Drone Strikes
There is perhaps no time in American history when our leaders have fought a war with so little support. More than 60 percent of Americans want out of Afghanistan. Even at the peak of the anti-Vietnam...
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Glen Ford
The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder
As a native-born American, I grew up watching cowboy and Indian shoot-em-ups in which the highlight of the movie was when the white guys in the circled wagon train shot the Indians off their horses...
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Paul Krugman
Playing Taxes Hold ’Em: 'GOP Crazies' Save Progressives from Obama (Again)
A few years back, there was a boom in poker television — shows in which you got to watch the betting and bluffing of expert card players. Since then, however, viewers seem to have lost interest.
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Ira Chernus
Are the US and Israel Heading for a Showdown?
Here’s the question no one is asking as 2012 ends, especially given the effusive public support the Obama administration offered Israel in its recent conflict with Hamas in Gaza: Will 2013 be a year...
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Randall Amster
An Open Letter to the Children
Dear Children,
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Rose Ann DeMoro
Washington's Austerity Plan Threatens the 50 Million Americans Already in Poverty
With a compromise on social security now unmasked – costing the elderly an estimated 6.2-7.7%, according to business writer Doug Henwood – America becomes more and more a place of poverty .
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Medea Benjamin
Will Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid Stand Up to the NRA?
When CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s DC office on Tuesday, December 18, they wanted a simple answer to a simple question: Does the...
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Jonathan Cook
Murdoch, Petraeus and the US Media Matrix
Carl Bernstein, of All the President’s Men fame, has a revealing commentary in the Guardian today, though revealing not entirely in a way he appears to understand.
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Carl Bernstein
Why the US Media Ignored Murdoch's Brazen Bid to Hijack the Presidency
So now we have it: what appears to be hard, irrefutable evidence of Rupert Murdoch's ultimate and most audacious attempt – thwarted, thankfully, by circumstance – to hijack America's democratic...
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