Views for 2013-12-26

Thursday, December 26, 2013
John Nichols
Thank a Postal Worker This Holiday Season
Postal workers are giving it their all this holiday season, as cards and packages and returns must be collected and delivered amidst ice storms, snowstorms and wild temperature drops. They deserve...
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Jim Hightower
Measuring Congress by the Numbers
Never have so few done so little for so many. But at last, they're gone – Congress has adjourned for the year.
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Erich Pica, Magda Stoczkiewicz
Transatlantic Trade Agreement Threatens Environment and Health in US and Europe
Negotiations between the United States and European Union for a free trade agreement, which resumed this week in Washington, represent one of the biggest threats we have seen in our lifetimes to an...
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Robert Naiman
Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?
On August 8, 2006, something world-historical happened in Connecticut: Joe Lieberman was kicked out of the Democratic Party as punishment for the crime of supporting the Iraq war. The retribution...
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Trevor Timm
If Snowden Returned to US for Trial, All Whistleblower Evidence Would Likely Be Inadmissible
There seems to be a new talking point from government officials since a federal judge ruled NSA surveillance is likely unconstitutional last week: if Edward Snowden thinks he's a whistleblower, he...
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Amy Goodman
Obama’s New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue
There has been yet another violent attack with mass casualties. This was not the act of a lone gunman, or of an armed student rampaging through a school. It was a group of families en route to a...
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Ramzy Baroud
2013: Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt – The War Continues
2013 has expectedly been a terrible year for several Arab nations. It has been terrible because the promise of greater freedoms and political reforms has been reversed, most violently in some...
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