Views for 2013-01-08

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Mary Bottari
That Bad Ceiling Feeling: Unlike the Fiscal Cliff the Debt Ceiling Is the Real Deal
Missing the fiscal cliff? Don't know what to talk about at the dinner table? Get ready, the Bipartisan Policy Center has predicted that on February 15, 2013, the U.S. Treasury will take in an...
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Naureen Shah
New Director John Brennan Must Kill the CIA's Drone Assassination Policy
Monday, President Obama nominated John Brennan – the architect of his secretive, deadly drone program – to head the CIA.
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Greg Kaufmann
When Do Low-Income Americans Get Their White House Meeting?
Throughout these budget talks, the Obama Administration has projected an image that it is open to good ideas from anyone, and interested in the prosperity of everyone.
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Rev. John Dear
'Love at Long Distance': A Man in Prison for Protesting US Drones
This week, the president nominated the head of the U.S. drones program, responsible for killing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of innocent women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be his new...
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Nick Turse
'Kill Anything That Moves': The American System of Suffering, 1965-2014
Pham To looked great for 78 years old. (At least, that’s about how old he thought he was.) His hair was thin, gray, and receding at the temples, but his eyes were lively and his physique robust --...
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Bill Quigley, Amber Ramanauskas
Despite Billions in Aid, Homelessness Persists in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Despite billions in aid which were supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands are still homeless, living in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of January 12, 2010...
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Green Group Leaders
An Open Letter to Obama: Take Lead on Climate Change
Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on your reelection.
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Avoiding a Climate-Change Apocalypse
As you may have noticed, the end of the year was all about the end of the world. Mayan doomsday prophesies. Rogue planets on a collision course with Earth. Fear-mongering about an artificial “fiscal...
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Matthew Rothschild
Obama Appoints Dr. Drone to Head CIA
Pres. Obama just made a hideous appointment. He replaced the disgraced David Petraeus at the CIA with John Brennan, Dr. Drone. This is a hideous appointment.
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Matt Taibbi
Secrets and Lies of the Wall Street Bailout
It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation -esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, committed $700 billion in taxpayer money...
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John Atcheson
Fool Us Again: 30 Years of Bait and Switch Budget Politics
Once again we go to the cliff. Once again Republicans are threatening brinksmanship. Once again, Democrats are practicing preemptive capitulation. Once again, the media is missing the real story.
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