Views for 2013-09-03

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Trita Parsi
Syria: What Happened To Diplomacy?
There is a bizarre quality to the U.S. public debate about bombing Syria .
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Ray McGovern
Should We Fall Again for ‘Trust Me’?
In a dazzling display of chutzpah, the White House is demanding that Congress demonstrate blind trust in a U.S. intelligence establishment headed by James Clapper, a self-confessed perjurer.
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Phyllis Bennis
Striking Syria: Illegal, Immoral, and Dangerous
If I were very optimistic, I'd say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament, and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria. It would let...
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Mary Bottari
Failing Up to the Fed, A Reporters' Guide to the Paper Trail Surrounding Larry Summers
The Washington Post 's Ezra Klein reports that Larry Summers is the "overwhelming favorite" of the Obama team for the job as Federal Reserve chairman. To convince the American public that one of the...
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Slavoj Žižek
Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: Our New Heroes
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Calling Off America's Bombs
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Tom Engelhardt
Alone and Delusional on Planet Earth
In an increasingly phantasmagorical world, here’s my present fantasy of choice: someone from General Keith Alexander’s outfit, the National Security Agency, tracks down H.G.
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Joseph Camilleri
US Risks Making Syria Another Iraq
The case for intervention in Syria is strangely reminiscent of the Iraq War. The planned US strike looks as if it rests on the same dubious logic. It could well have the same tragic consequences.
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Gary Engler
Work Is Undervalued in Society’s Obsession with ‘Stuff’
Why is there so much attention paid to people as consumers, but so little to people as workers? Is it because the mere mention of our rights as workers suggests uncomfortable truths that threaten the...
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Javier Rojo
Taxpayers Pad Military Contractor CEO Pockets
Would you believe me if I told you that your tax dollars are lining the pockets of some of the highest-paid CEOs?
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John Atcheson
Why Global Warming Will Be Far Worse, Far Sooner, Than Forecasts Predict
The International Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report on global warming – dubbed AR5 – is due out in 2014, but information is leaking out already, and once again, it is likely to be...
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Donna Smith
When Our Neighbors Wish Us Dead or Broke, We're in Trouble with More Than Our Health Care System
His eyes were clear and his stare intense as one young man who stopped at our booth at the Colorado State Fair argued with me about whether or not health care is a right or a privilege in this...
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