Views for 2014-01-29

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Glenn Greenwald
Does Obama Administration View Journalists as Snowden's "Accomplices"? It Seems So.
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Sadhbh Walshe
Justin Bieber is Lucky That He's Rich. Poor Immigrants Don't Get Off so Lightly
Anytime I feel called upon to devote column inches to the antics of a teenage pop sensation in meltdown mode, I die a little.
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Norman Solomon
The State of Phony Populism
Barack Obama put on a deft performance Tuesday night. With trills of empathy, the president’s voice soared to hit the high notes. He easily carried a tune of economic populism. But after five years...
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Stephen Kinzer
Are Hillary Clinton's Presidential Ambitions Clouding Her Morals?
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Wenonah Hauter
Fracking & Fast Track: President Obama’s Legacy to Corporations?

Did you see President Obama’s State of the Union last night? While the President had an optimistic tone, again and again, I saw the same theme of giving more power to corporations at the expense of...
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Valerie Strauss
Obama on Education: Rhetoric vs. Reality
There’s nothing new about President Obama giving speeches in which he talks about school reform in ways that have little to do with reality (see, for example, here and here ), but there was something...
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Phyllis Bennis
We'll Carry the Song: Remembering Pete Seeger
One of our great heroes died on Monday. At 94, I suppose it wasn’t a tragedy for him, especially since his wife Toshi died last summer after a life of love and shared work, and 70 years of marriage,...
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Joshua Holland
Behold: A Republican Health Care Plan
In their quest to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have faced two political problems.
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Charles P. Pierce
The State Of Our Union Is Long
Here are two takeaways from the most Clintonian speech Barack Obama ever gave.
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John Nichols
State of the Union: Right on Wages, Wrong on Trade
President Obama wants 2014 to be a “year of action” in which the country finally begins to address a wealth gap that has made the term “income inequality” the catchphrase of the moment.
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Michael Winship
Pete Seeger: Beating Flagpoles into Ploughshares
Not only was it sad to hear the news this morning of Pete Seeger’s passing but startling to realize that it was 45 long years ago that we first met. It was in 1969, at Georgetown University, when I...
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