Views for 2013-10-23

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard Kim
What the Democrats Can Learn From Ted Cruz
In the same manner that Susan Sontag once acknowledged that the 9/11 terrorists were not, in fact, cowards, it is time to admit that Ted Cruz is not as craven as he seems. A fraud, a wacko bird, a...
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Seumas Milne
It's The Spies, Not the Leaks, That Threaten Our Security
The war on terror has been a boon to the British intelligence services.
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Omar Barghouti
A Secular Democratic State in Historic Palestine – A Promising Land
“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the...
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David Dayen
Big Bank Punishments Don't Fit Their Crimes
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Ralph Nader
How About Reviewing the Sunday New York Times?
The New York Times reports, reviews and evaluates a wide range of human, corporate and governmental behavior under its motto “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” Here’s one brief review by a long-time...
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Peter Hart
iPads, Flying Pets and Other Things More Newsworthy Than Deadly Drone Strikes
People who watch the evening newscasts regularly often note that the shows follow the lead of the New York Times in selecting news stories. If a story is on the front page of the Newspaper of Record...
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Jay Walljasper
Bike Lanes To Somewhere: On Race, Health, and Equity
Rev. Kenneth Gunn’s ministry at Chicago’s Bread of Life Church encompasses both the Bible and bicycles. He organized a bike club that regularly rides from the South Side church to Lake Michigan and...
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Medea Benjamin
$40 Million Allocated for Drone Victims Never Reaches Them
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Jim Hightower
Corporate Greed is Literally Making Us Sick
The failure of our corporate and political leaders to make sure every worker gets good health care is causing some unpleasant consequences – not just for them, but for all of us. Consequences like...
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Richard Eskow
Dear House-Senate Budget Committee: The Country Needs Jobs
Details are emerging about the House-Senate conference committee charged with developing a new budget.
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Naureen Shah
Time for the Truth about 'Targeted' Killings and US Drones' Civilian Victims
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Robert Reich
The Triumph of the Right
Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won’t get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they’re winning the...
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Norman Solomon
Why Snowden’s Passport Matters
When the State Department revoked Edward Snowden’s passport four months ago, the move was a reprisal from a surveillance-and-warfare state that operates largely in the shadows. Top officials in...
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