All Views Articles for 2009-08-17

Monday, August 17, 2009
Donna Smith
Congress, President Ready to Legislate More Women’s Health Disparity
It's 2009. We've elected President Barack Obama. We've elected a Democratic majority in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Those bastions of social policy are now in place to...
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Ted Glick
Health Care, Climate and the Progressive Movement
The last week or so has been the right-wingers-at-town-meetings moment, and it looks like it's going to be supplemented by something similar but different: rallies organized by fossil-fuel-supporting...
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Bob Dreyfuss
Karzai, the Pashtuns, and the Taliban
The prospects for Afghanistan's election on Thursday are murky, at best.
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Wendell Potter
How Insurance Firms Drive Debate
Having grown up in one of the most conservative and Republican places in the country -- East Tennessee -- I understand why many of the people who are showing up at town hall meetings this month are...
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Paul Krugman
The Swiss Menace
It was the blooper heard round the world. In an editorial denouncing Democratic health reform plans, Investor's Business Daily tried to frighten its readers by declaring that in Britain, where the...
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Joseph Ellis
Is Government 'Us' or is It 'Them'?
From the very beginning of our national history, Americans have been arguing about the proper role of government. Put succinctly, the dispute is between those who regard government as "them" and...
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Robert Kuttner
Killing Yourself with Kindness
Will somebody please explain to me why Barack Obama is still on his bipartisan kick?
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Sherwood Ross
Iraq War's Winners and Losers
"On my last day in Iraq," veteran McClatchy News correspondent Leila Fadel wrote August 9, "as on my first day in Iraq, I couldn't see what the United States and its allies had accomplished. ... I...
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Robert C. Hinkley
The Commons Exposed
America, America God mend thine every flaw Confirm thy soul in self-control Thy liberty in law. America the Beautiful, Second Verse
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Bill Quigley, Davida Finger
Katrina Pain Index – 2009
0. Number of renters in Louisiana who have received financial assistance from the $10 billion federal post-Katrina rebuilding program Road Home Community Development Block Grant - compared to 116,708...
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Ann Wright
Guam Resists Military Colonization
Having No Say When Washington Tries to Increase your Population by 25%
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Cori Ring-Martinez
President Obama: Stand Up for the Change We Voted For
Dear President Obama,
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Jim Goodman
'Deathers' One, Obama Zero
Open town meetings were supposed to be a forum for open, civil discussion between citizens and their elected representatives. The 'deathers', who insist a government run health insurance system could...
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Andy Worthington
Bagram Isn’t the New Guantánamo, It’s the Old Guantánamo
Back in September 2005, when I first began researching Guantánamo for my book The Guantánamo Files , the prison was still shrouded in mystery, even though attorneys had been visiting prisoners for...
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John Nichols
If Obama Discards Public Option, What's Left of Reform?
When Barack Obama assumed the presidency, there was talk that former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean might be his Secretary of Health and Human Services. That would have made Dean the...
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Marjorie Cohn
In Memoriam: Lawyer, Activist Doris Brin Walker
Died at 90; First Woman President of the NLG, Represented Angela Davis, Smith Act Defendants
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Thom Hartmann
Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal
Dear President Obama, I understand you're thinking of dumping your "public option" because of all the demagoguery by Sarah Palin and Dick Armey and Newt Gingrich and their crowd on right-wing radio...
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