Views for 2014-03-24

Monday, March 24, 2014
Kate Fried
Fossil Fuel Industry 25 Years After the Exxon Valdez: Still Reckless After All These Years
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Medea Benjamin
Egypt Kangaroo Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters to Death
The Egyptian court has just handed down one of the most grotesque sentences in Egyptian history, condemning 529 people to death in one fell swoop. The US State Department said it was “shocked” and...
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Alice Slater
Time for a 21st Century US Foreign Policy
With 16,000 of the world’s 17,000 nuclear bombs in the US and Russia, the US should certainly not be fanning the fires for a new cold war after the distressing events in Crimea and the Ukraine.
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Dave Zirin
It’s the Racism, Stupid: Meet the Press’s Epic NCAA Fail
I will say this for the much-maligned David Gregory era of Meet the Press: the weekly program, with the tenacity of a twitter-troll, remains pugnaciously beltway-centric in its perspective.
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William Greider
Spy Agencies, Not Politicians, Hold the Cards in Washington
I am addicted to House of Cards, the British and American versions, but I suggest that both TV series have been looking at the wrong game.
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Oliver Stone, Mark Weisbrot
Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela
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Barry Eisler
If Dianne Feinstein is Michael Corleone in the CIA-Senate War, Will She Shoot?
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Hilary Matfess
Sanctioning Russia Won’t Help Ukraine
U.S. policymakers have long abided by the idea that economic sanctions are an effective means of promoting policy changes in other nations. Woodrow Wilson wistfully suggested in 1919 that, in moments...
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Michael Winship
Envy and Jealousy? Gag Me With a Silver Spoon
Here on our whimsical island off the coast of the Eastern Seaboard, we have a company called Manhattan Mini Storage that is as famous for the semi-snarky wit of its billboards and subway posters as...
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Zak Newman
What's the Difference Between Force Feeding and Waterboarding?
The Department of Defense this month publicly released its newest rationalization for the abusive force-feeding program at Guantánamo Bay. In this latest memo on hunger strike policies, the abusive...
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Owen Jones
Libya Is a Disaster We Helped Create. The West Must Take Responsibility
It's called the pottery store rule: "you break it, you own it". But it doesn't just apply to pots and mugs, but to nations.
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Marjorie Cohn
BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation
Thanks to Scarlett Johansson, the American Studies Association (ASA), and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has entered our national...
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