Views for 2013-02-21

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Heather McRobie
The Keystone XL pipeline will only add to Canada's environmental downfall
The choice President Obama has faced in recent weeks – whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline – has been framed as a choice between losing the support of environmentalists or alienating America'...
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Ruth Rosen
Feminism's Long March: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?)
In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims , a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon. It had a brand-new slogan:
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Lisa Graves
'Fix The Debt' and Pete Peterson's Long History of Deficit Scaremongering
Fix the Debt financier Peter G. Peterson knows a thing or two about debt: he’s an expert at creating it. Peterson founded the private equity firm Blackstone Group in 1985 with Stephen Schwarzman (who...
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Jill Richardson
Lose Your Lawn
Have you taken your hounds fox hunting lately? You haven’t? Well, maybe you’ve gone to visit a friend’s estate in a horse and carriage? You haven’t done that either, have you? Most of the popular...
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Robert C. Koehler
War’s Lingering Phantoms
“War’s lingering phantoms haunt every society.” As two hellish, costly and needless wars struggle toward collapse, this is the time — now, right this minute, before the next false alarm goes off —...
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Peter Hart
Middle-of-the-Road Obama and Presidential Distortion
Here’s a thought: Maybe, just maybe, Barack Obama isn’t a socialist. I know, if you’ve tuned into even a little bit of right-wing talk radio, or watched some Fox News shows over the past four years,...
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Brendan Smith
5 Reasons Why the Keystone XL Pipeline is Bad for the Economy
The American labor movement is once again facing a most controversial issue — the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While the KXL debate has largely centered around the environmental risks,...
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Amy Goodman
Israel, Palestine and the Oscars
The Academy Awards ceremony will make history this year with the first-ever nomination of a feature documentary made by a Palestinian. “5 Broken Cameras” was filmed and directed by Emad Burnat, a...
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