Views for 2013-01-11

Friday, January 11, 2013
Paul Krugman
Trillion Dollar Coins Against Crazies
So, have you heard the one about the trillion-dollar coin? It may sound like a joke. But if we aren’t ready to mint that coin or take some equivalent action, the joke will be on us — and a very sick...
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Ray McGovern
The Grilling that John Brennan Deserves
As Washington’s pundit class sees it, Defense Secretary-designee Chuck Hagel deserves a tough grilling over his hesitancy to go to war with Iran and his controversial detection of a pro-Israel lobby...
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Robert Fisk
Anonymous Comments, Gutless Trolls, and Why It's Time We All Stop Drinking This Digital Poison
Recognize this chap? He is a “liar”, an “idiot”, a “terrorist sympathizer”, “deceitful”, a “disgrace”, an “insane liberal fool”, he is “on the payroll of the Muslim Brotherhood” and “on the payroll...
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Tom Weis
The Pipeline President: Obama’s Keystone XL
Note to President Obama: You approved it. You own it.
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Bill McKibben
Idle No More: Think Occupy, But With Deep Deep Roots
I don't claim to know exactly what's going on with #IdleNoMore , the surging movement of indigenous activists that started late last year in Canada and is now spreading across the continent -- much...
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Glenn Greenwald
Why Are Bob Woodward's WH Sources—or Woodward Himself—Not On Trial Next to Bradley Manning?
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Robert Scheer
The Inconvenient Truth About Jack Lew
I suppose that he can’t be much worse than Timothy Geithner, but that should be scant cause for cheer over the news that the president has nominated Jack Lew as Treasury secretary. Both championed...
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Katie Taylor
Frozen in Time: Men Held Indefinitely in Guantánamo Watch Another Year Pass By
In 2010 one of Reprieve ’s clients, Younis Chikkouri, wrote a letter to his lawyer. In it, he said this: “ Think about where you were eight years ago; think of everything that’s happened in your life...
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Maude Barlow, Ken Georgetti
Why Idle No More Has Resonated with Canadians
Imagine a country where the national government introduces and passes legislation that detrimentally affects all of its First Nations communities but it doesn't bother to consult with them. Then a...
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Marjorie Cohn
Zero Dark Thirty: Torturing the Facts
On January 11, eleven years to the day after George W. Bush sent the first detainees to Guantanamo, the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty is making its national debut. Zero Dark Thirty is...
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Laura Poitras
‘Death of a Prisoner’ at Obama's Guantánamo
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