Views for 2013-01-25

Friday, January 25, 2013
Victor Kotsev
From the Algerian Terror to Al Qaeda Meets Mali: West’s Hidden Agenda and One Big Mess
When it comes to unfamiliar, far-off places, we trust our mainstream media to tell us what is going on with interminable conflicts raging through much of the world, and why—and most media trust...
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Sadhbh Walshe
Is Miscarriage Murder? States That Put Fetal Rights Ahead of a Mother's Say So
Back in 1872, just after she was arrested for casting an illegal vote, Susan B Anthony gave a rousing speech in which she posed the question of whether women are actually persons. Her point, of...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Foul Play in the Senate
The inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we’re part of something big and enduring. So for a few hours this past Monday the pomp and...
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Phil Rockstroh
The Great Dismal: How to Arrive Singing in a World Undone
"Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus: The repercussions of our acts—the constructs we create—endure well past the dissolution of our convictions and...
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Mary Bottari
Frontline Gets Its Man: Lanny Breuer Leaves DOJ After Exposé
In a testament to the power of independent media, the award-winning public television show Frontline this week helped push a top Department of Justice (DOJ) official out the door.
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Matt Taibbi
Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House
I was shocked when I heard that Mary Jo White, a former U.S. Attorney and a partner for the white-shoe Wall Street defense firm Debevoise and Plimpton, had been named the new head of the SEC.
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David Sirota
The President of Perpetual War
Four years into his presidency, Barack Obama’s political formula should be obvious. He gives fabulous speeches teeming with popular liberal ideas, often refuses to take the actions necessary to...
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Steve Horn
Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Industry Roots
At first, it was kept secret for months, cryptically referred to only as an " unidentified third-party contractor ."
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Andrea Brower
Reclaiming Our Imaginations from 'There Is No Alternative'
We live in a time of heavy fog. A time when, though many of us dissent and resist, humanity seems committed to a course of collective suicide in the name of preserving an economic system that...
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Robert Dodge
Old Struggles, Shifting Awareness in a New Age
This past week’s presidential inauguration on Martin Luther King Day finds us as a nation and people at a remarkable crossroads. Before us we have the same daunting issues we have faced for years yet...
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Brendan Smith
The Flobots: Reviving the Poetry of Politics
In 2006, Neil Young told the Los Angeles Times that the silence of young songwriters during the Bush era compelled him to retake the stage as a protest singer: “I was waiting for someone to come...
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Lucinda Marshall
Why Serving In Combat Does Not Serve Women (Or Anyone Else) Well
Crucial as it is for women to have the same opportunities and benefits as men who do comparable work, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s announcement that women can now serve in combat positions in...
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