Views for 2012-12-31

Monday, December 31, 2012
Dave Johnson
Deficits Were On Purpose To Cause This “Crisis”
Before ‘W’ got in and made changes in taxes and military spending we were paying off the debt . Bush said the deficits that resulted from his changes were “ extremely positive news .” (Yes, that is...
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Stefanie Penn Spear
Story of the Year: It’s Global Warming, Stupid
My favorite headline of 2012 was “ It’s Global Warming, Stupid ,” which appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek on Nov. 1, just days after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast.
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Michael Hudson
The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy
Today’s economic warfare is not the kind waged a century ago between labor and its industrial employers. Finance has moved to capture the economy at large, industry and mining, public infrastructure...
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Tina Gerhardt
In Praise of Environmentalist Becky Tarbotton, 1973-2012
"We need to remember that the work of our time is bigger than climate change. We need to be setting our sights higher and deeper. What we're really talking about, if we're honest with ourselves, is...
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Daniel Wilson
Putting It In Drive: What's Next for Idle No More
Across the country, in shopping malls and in the streets, thousands are rallying and round-dancing and serving notice that they will be Idle No More (INM). Messages of support from around the world...
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Lawrence Wittner
Gun Control and Arms Control
In a number of ways, gun control issues are remarkably similar to arms control issues.
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Medea Benjamin
Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012
There are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21 and that we don’t have to witness the inauguration of Mr. One-Percent Mitt Romney...
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Ivan Eland
Bending to Military Contractors
The strength of the military-industrial complex (MIC) was made readily apparent by President Barack Obama’s latest proposal to House Speaker John Boehner to avoid the fiscal cliff. Other than raising...
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Fran Quigley
How Human Rights Can Save Haiti
Last month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a new initiative to address the cholera epidemic in Haiti. The plan includes a variety of measures, most notably the building of...
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Richard Eskow
The Top 12 Political Fallacies of 2012
Our nation was gripped by so many fallacies and delusions in 2012 that the whole Mayan calendar end-of-the-world thing didn’t even make the list.
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John Nichols
Social Security Is Off the Table... For Now
Preserving Social Security should never have been all that difficult.
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Paul Buchheit
Why It's a Privilege to be a Progressive in 2013
We enter the new year with a degree of optimism, because Americans, except for Congress and the uninformed, are beginning to realize that cooperation transcends self-centeredness as a means of...
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