Views for 2013-02-04

Monday, February 4, 2013
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Egyptians Reject State Authority
Port Said has become a city of numbers, its narrative punctuated by a grim arithmetic: 21 sentenced to death in a trial for 72 killed in a soccer riot. 32 killed after the verdict was announced...
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Paul Buchheit
Corpocrisy: The Systematic Betrayal of American Workers
Free market idealists argue that capitalism works for anyone with a little initiative and a willingness to work hard. That might be true if job opportunities were available to everyone. But the facts...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
A Few Good (and Fair) Tax Hikes
While the New Year’s deficit deal divided congressional Republicans, there’s one point on which they’re all reading from the same hymnal: No more tax talk! The revenues under the deal are relatively...
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Matthew Rothschild
The Dangers of Obama’s Cyber War Power Grab
When our founders were drafting the Constitution, they went out of their way to give warmaking powers to Congress, not the President. They understood that if the President could make war on his own,...
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Jeanne Theoharis
Rosa Parks' Stamp on American History
Today, to honor the Feb. 4 centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, the United States Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp. Last year, a stone carving of Parks was added to the National...
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Robert Kuttner
Weak Economy, Wrong Debate
What is it with this economy? The Dow hits 14,000, the unemployment rate rises in January, and GDP actually falls in the last three months of 2012. Could it be that what's good for the stock market...
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Glenn Greenwald
NYC Officials Threaten Funding of College Over Israel Event
On Saturday, I wrote about the numerous New York City officials (including multiple members of the US House of Representatives) who have predictably signed onto the Alan-Derwshowitz-led attack on...
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Chris Hedges
Breaking the Chains of Debt Peonage
Chris Hedges gave this talk Saturday night in Brooklyn at the People’s Recovery Summit.
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Robert Reich
An Anniversary of America’s First Progressive Revolution
Exactly a century ago, on February 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, authorizing a federal income tax. Congress turned it into a graduated tax, based on “capacity to pay.”
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Noam Chomsky
The Paranoia of the Superrich and Superpowerful
[This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire , Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with David...
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