Views for 2013-02-28

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson
How the Bush Administration Sold the War – and We Bought It
It has been 10 long years since "Shock and Awe" – the opening bombardment of Baghdad – lit up the skies above the Tigris. A decade later, we know far more about the case the Bush administration made...
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Jeff Biggers
Challenging Georgia's Ban on Undocumented Students
With comprehensive immigration reform afoot in Congress, and measures to grant undocumented immigrant students in-state tuition status spreading across the country, a galvanized movement in Georgia...
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Richard Eskow
If Government “Acted Like a Business” It Would Reject Today’s Deficit Madness
The pro-corporate, anti-majority political class is sustaining itself with a lot of self-serving myths these days. Guess you need to do that when you’re dismantling the social contract. In the closed...
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Mattea Kramer, Chris Hellman
'Homeland Security': The Trillion-Dollar Concept That No One Can Define
Imagine a labyrinthine government department so bloated that few have any clear idea of just what its countless pieces do. Imagine that tens of billions of tax dollars are disappearing into it...
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James Kahn
Winning Medicare for All? "I Like Our Chances"
In his recent Time magazine article , Steven Brill paints a vivid and rather depressing picture of the perverse malfunctioning of our health care system – overpriced and technology-addicted – and he...
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Harvey Wasserman
Sam Lovejoy, the No Nukes Movement, and the Tower that Toppled a Terrible Technology
There it stood, 500 feet of insult and injury. And then it crashed to the ground.
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Bruce Dixon
Why Isn't Closing 129 Chicago Public Schools National News?
It's an obvious question, with an easy answer. Our nation's bipartisan political elite have decided to privatize public education. They know the only way they can execute this deeply unpopular policy...
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Glenn Greenwald
Bob Woodward Embodies US Political Culture in a Single Outburst
Earlier this month, the Pentagon announced that it would deploy "only" one aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, rather than the customary two.
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Amy Goodman
Albert Woodfox’s 40 Years of Solitary Confinement
Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for 40 years, most of that time locked up in the notorious maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as “Angola.” This week, after his...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Separation of Profit and State
Sometimes what I fear most is that the disintegration of public life — indeed, the very idea of the public good — is complete. The vultures and profiteers swarm around the carcass and make a profit...
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Jim Hightower
In Battling Monsanto's Greed, Tenacity Matters
Remember the 1950s horror movie "The Bad Seed"? Any remake should cast Monsanto in the title role, because whenever something scary is being done to our food, you can usually find Monsanto lurking in...
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