Views for 2013-01-23

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Matt Taibbi
Conservatives Have Their Worst Week Ever
Have Republicans, and the right wing in general, ever been more disjointed? More confused? More incapable of getting out of their own way?
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Sarah Anderson
Giant Victory in Europe on Taxing Financial Speculation
EU finance ministers were scheduled to vote January 22 on whether to authorize 11 member states to proceed with the introduction of a financial transaction tax (FTT). As it turned out, the ministers...
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Dave Vasey, Sakura Saunders and Sonia Grant
Ethical Enbridge? The Real Story of Line 9 and the Tar Sands Giga-Project
Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project has become a hot button issue in Ontario as Big Oil seeks to expand tar sands markets in the 401 corridor, the U.S . and potentially Europe . Line 9 runs from...
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Betsy Reed
What Obama's Inaugural Address Got Wrong About Poverty
Liberals seeking affirmation for their faith in President Obama believed they found it in his second Inaugural Address, with his passionate invocation of Stonewall and Seneca Falls, his soaring...
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Thomas Ponniah
Time for a Paradigm Revolution
"It is not so easy to ask our young scientists to think outside the box when a significant portion of their salary (and mortgage payments) depends on guaranteeing a steady source of funding...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Untouchables: How the Obama Administration Protected Wall Street from Prosecutions
PBS ' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration : the lack of even a single arrest or...
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Michael Brune
From Walden to the White House: Why Climate Change Demands Civil Disobedience
If you could do it nonstop, it would take you six days to walk from Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond to President Barack Obama's White House. For the Sierra Club, that journey has taken much longer...
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Tina Gerhardt
Stiglitz and the WEF: Making the Connection between Climate Change and Economics
The World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos this week. Why is the WEF vital for climate change?
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Gar Alperovitz
Ownership, Full Employment and Community Economic Stability
The great British economist the late Joan Robinson once observed that the only thing worse than being exploited by capitalism is not being exploited by capitalism. This truth is felt acutely by...
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David Roberts
Climate Change and the Cult of the Presidency
If you read nothing else this week, please read this piece from Jonathan Chait . Seriously. Just read it. He makes a point I’ve made a number of times, but (unsurprisingly) makes it better:
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Seumas Milne
Mali: The Fastest Blowback Yet in This Disastrous War on Terror
To listen to David Cameron's rhetoric this week, it could be 2001 all over again. Eleven years into the war on terror, it might have been Tony Blair speaking after 9/11.
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Juan Cole
Global Warming is a Domestic Crisis
As President Obama made clear in his inaugural address Monday, failing to confront the threat of climate change in his second term would be a betrayal of future generations.
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Norman Solomon
A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their Members
Dear Progressives,
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