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December 2007

Monday, December 31
Medea Benjamin: Let’s Toast to Ten Good Things About 2007
Shahid Mahmood: The Dream that was Benazir Bhutto
Scott Ritter: The Five Iraqs
Sean Gonsalves: Visions of Utopia or Eutopia?
New York Times: Looking at America
Danny Schechter: Has Mao Become A Role Model For Our Media
Tom Gallagher: Presidential Debates Don’t Reflect American Views on Iraq
Amanda Paulson: Dennis Kucinich: A Peace-Seeking Idealist To The Core
Bruce Friedrich: Why Not Give a Vegetarian Diet a Try for the New Year?
John Nichols: Edwards Wins the Mellencamp Primary
Helena Cobban: America: Step Up On Climate Change
Paul Krugman: The Great Divide
Johann Hari: Bush Has Been Chasing The Wrong Nukes
Brooke Jarvis: Pirates on the Open Airwaves

Sunday, December 30

Glenn Greenwald: Oligarchical Decay
Harvey Wasserman: Bringing Leonard Peltier to Iowa and New Hampshire
Helen Thomas: Burning of Tapes Is Like Watergate All Over Again
Clint Talbott: Health Care Crises
Ruben Navarrette Jr.: An Endorsement from the Wilderness

Saturday, December 29
Christopher Brauchli: Air That Kills
Bill McKibben: What We Still Need to Learn from the Example of Gandhi
Ralph Nader: The Next Step Not Taken
Robert Fisk: They Don’t Blame Al-Qa’ida. They Blame Musharraf.
Robert Fulford: Primary Lessons

Friday, December 28
Medea Benjamin: In Memory of Benazir Bhutto, Cut US Ties to Musharraf
Tariq Ali: A Tragedy Born of Military Despotism and Anarchy
David Michael Green: You’re Damn Right I’m Angry. Why Isn’t Everybody?
Heather Wokusch: Bush in Your Bedroom: Top Ten Worst Appointees for Reproductive Rights (So Far…)
Juan Cole: With Bhutto Gone, Does Bush Have a Plan B?
Rebecca Solnit: The Growth of Local Power Is a Bright Spot in Seven Bleak Years of Bush
Paul Krugman: Trouble with Trade
Ellen Goodman: War and Peace with the Environment
The Brattleboro Reformer: Law-Abiding Nation
David Sirota: The Path to a National Popular Vote

Thursday, December 27
Marjorie Cohn: The Torture Tape Cover-up: How High Does It Go?
Ray McGovern: Creeping Fascism: Lessons From the Past
HDS Greenway: Hope in Times of War
John Nichols: Behind the Edwards Surge: Right Message at the Right Time
Bill Quigley: Locked Outside the Gates: Tasers, Pepper Spray, and Arrests in the Struggle for Affordable Housing in New Orleans
Martha Rosenberg: Disgraced Former FDA Official Now Marketing Lilly Drug
Norman Solomon: Channeling Suze Orman
Bill Wickersham: Research Shows That War Isn’t Caused by Instinct
Margaret Krome: Social Glue Most Effective When It’s in Positive Form
Jon Wiener: What Hillary Hasn’t Done in Foreign Policy
Giles Fraser: No Wonder The Christmas Story Sounds So Progressive, There’s Nothing For The Right
Boston Globe: Sue The EPA, For Earth’s Sake
Sanho Tree: What Darwin Teaches About the Drug War

Wednesday, December 26
Amy Goodman: The FCC’s Christmas Gift to Big Media
Philip Giraldi: CIA Torture and Other War Crimes
Joyce Marcel: The Goddess of Serendipity
John Nichols: 'On the Side of the Rebel Jesus'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Cluster Bombs: It’s Still Not OK

Monday, December 24
Nomi Prins: And Justice for All: We Must Reverse Our Zeal to Incarcerate
Ira Chernus: Faith and Politics: Rules of the Game
Chris Hedges: The Evangelical Rebellion
Karl Inderfurth: Washington’s Phobia of Global Treaties
Joseph Nevins: ‘Illegal Aliens’ in Our Midst: What Would Jesus Do?
Nina Rothschild Utne: I Won’t Pay My Taxes If You Won’t Pay Yours
Bernice Lott: Psychologists Should Play No Role in Interrogations
Paul Rogat Loeb: Who I Give To
Paul Krugman: State of the Unions
Janet Redman: Bali’s Business-As-Usual Mandate
Dewayne Wickham: Democrats Need to Jettison Lieberman As a Troublesome Traitor

Sunday, December 23
Stephen Zunes: The Israel Lobby Revisited
Tim Watkin: Tax Lunacy
Glenn Greenwald: Mitt Romney’s Pursuit of Tyrannical Power, Literally
John Bonine: Auto Emissions and Environmental Protection
Harold Meyerson: GOP: God’s Own Party?

Saturday, December 22
Peter Dreier: Bush’s Class Warfare
Mark Engler: Progressive Good Tidings of 2007
Dave Lindorff: Global Warming Will Save America from the Right … Eventually
Ralph Nader: Big Oil's Profit and Plunder
Christopher Brauchli: Paper vs. Toxins
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Spying on Us
Sasha Abramsky: The EPA, California, and Standard Bearers

Friday, December 21
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine in Action in New Orleans
Jason Blindauer/Luis Carlos Montalvan/William Ruehl: The Déjà Vu of No Accountability
David Bromwich: The Vote for Endless War
Kate Allen: Guantánamo: No Closure Yet
Jeff Cohen/Norman Solomon: Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2007
Glenn Greenwald: Reid and Company Target the True Enemy: ‘Dodd and His Allies’
Naomi Klein: Zapatista Code Red
Paul Krugman: Blindly into the Bubble
Helen Thomas: President Is Happy to Govern by Veto
Steve Early: My New Religion
David Michael Green: Everything I Need to Know About the Regressive Right I Learned In Junior High
Carolyn Maloney: US Suffers As Dollars Go to Iraq War
David Sirota: Fear, Loathing and the Crisis of Confidence
Gary Younge: In Europe, Where’s the Hate?

Thursday, December 20
Peter Erlinder: The Thought Police: Inherent Powers, Ignoble History Make New Idea Anything But Innocuous
Johann Hari: Cluster Bombs: An Evil We Must Ban Outright
Clint Talbott: Constitutional Reprieve, With No Help from Reid
Joyce Marcel: Your Private Little Bubble
Michelle Goldberg: Mike Huckabee, Conservative Golem
Michael Connor/Farnum Brown: Network Neutrality, Freedom of Expression at Risk
Haroon Siddiqui: US Needs to Engage Tehran, Not Order It Around
Chris Edelson: Are We Electing a President, or a Pastor in Chief?
Gore Vidal: On the Democratic Debate Debacle
Sally Kohn: A Community Values Christmas
Jen Angel: The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus

Wednesday, December 19
Norman Solomon: The Mad Corporate World of Glenn Beck
Marjorie Cohn: Bush Still Spinning Nukes in Iran
Elizabeth Holtzman: No Vice President Is Above the Law
Yifat Susskind/Diana Duarte: New Year, No Resolutions on Climate Change
Josh Silver: The FCC Voted: Time to Raise Hell
Amy Goodman: Surviving a CIA ‘Black Site’
Pat LaMarche: Coal in the Stocking of Congress
Joshua Muldavin: China’s Not Alone in Environmental Crisis
Thomas Schaller: Born of GOP’s ‘Southern Strategy’
John Atlas/Peter Dreier: The Conservative Origins of the Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis
Dave Zirin: George Mitchell’s Drugs of Choice
Louise Arbour: The UN’s Death Blow

Tuesday, December 18
Soumaya Ghannoushi: Muslim Women: Damsels in Distress?
Paul Lovinger: Hillary as Hawk
Pierre Tristam: Free-Market Wall Protects Insurers, Not Your Health
Chris Durang: Lieberman Peddles the Old Iraq-9/11 Connection
Michael Winship: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
US Senator Russ Feingold: Statement in Opposition to the Flawed FISA Bill
Ralph Nader: Holiday Reading Recommendations
Christopher Cook: A Food Bill for America’s Cities
Paul Rogat Loeb: The Phrase that Could Defeat Hillary
Adil Shamoo: Winning or Losing in Iraq
Rebecca Solnit: The Secret Library of Hope

Monday, December 17
Chris Hedges: Is Bush Stopped in His Tracks on Iran?
George Monbiot: We’ve Been Suckered Again by the US. So Far the Bali Deal Is Worse than Kyoto
Medea Benjamin: Pakistan’s Emergency Rule Lifted, But GEO TV Still Banned
Michael Pollan: Our Decrepit Food Factories
Wendy Rochman: What’s a Teacher to Do?
Paul Krugman: Big Table Fantasies
Sean Gonsalves: Our ‘Performance-Enhancing’ Culture
James Carroll: The Politics of Religion in America
Madeleine Bunting: Our Tendency to Persecute Others Is As Alive Today As in Medieval Times
Craig Kielburger/Marc Kielburger: Children in China Pay Price for Our Cheap Toys

Saturday, December 15
Anita Chan/Jonathan Unger: Blood, Tears, Toys, and NGOs
César Chelala: Strangling Gaza
Christopher Cooper: And With True Love and Brotherhood Each Other Now Embrace
Joseph Galloway: The Disgraceful Treatment of Our Veterans
Christopher Brauchli: Some Evolve and Some Don't

Friday, December 14
Robert Wexler/Luis Gutierrez/Tammy Baldwin: A Case for Impeachment Hearings
John Dean: The Investigations of the Destruction of CIA Torture Tapes
Naomi Wolf: What Is Probably in the Missing Tapes
Jodie Evans: Don’t Buy Bush’s War
John Nichols: Clinton, Obama, Drugs and the Politics of Cynicism
Nate Mezmer: The Long Overdue Mitchell Report
Harvey Wasserman: Will Congress Plunge Us (Again) into the Nuke Power Abyss?
Paul Krugman: After the Money’s Gone
Neve Gordon/Erez Tzfadia: Privatizing Zionism
Andrew Greeley: US Intelligence Usually Wrong
Zia Mian: How Not to Handle Nuclear Security
Tony Norman: Blessed Be the Muslim Peacemaker

Thursday, December 13
Norman Solomon: The USA’s Human Rights Daze
Rosa Brooks: Torture’s Blame Game
Timothy Karr: Big Media Myopia at the FCC
Robert Koehler: Crooked Timber
Adrian Hamilton: The UN Has Come to Be Seen As a Tool of the West
Katrina Vanden Heuvel: On the Media
Tony Juniper: The Bali Summit and American Sabotage
Mary Conroy: Let’s Count the Ways We’ve Sacrificed for the Iraq War
Tom Teepen: Honor, Dignity and the CIA
Ralph Nader: NYT’s Gail Collins and the ‘2nd Tier’ Presidential Candidates
Glenn Sugameli: Bush Plays Politics with Judicial Nominations
Daphne Wysham: Hoodwinked in Bali on Carbon Credits

Wednesday, December 12
Amy Goodman: From Oil Wars to Water Wars
Glenn Greenwald: New Poll Reveals How Unrepresentative Neocon Jewish Groups Are
Jimmy Carter: Subsidies’ Harvest of Misery
Robert Scheer: Waterboarding Our Democracy
Ray McGovern:
Are Americans Really ‘Better Than That?’
Stacy Mitchell: You’d Better (Not) Shop Around
Pat LaMarche: One Man’s Misjudgment, America’s Sour Legacy
Clint Talbott: ‘We Do Not Torture’*
Barbara Ehrenreich: Bonfire of the Disney Princesses
Stephen Zunes: Hillary Clinton on Iraq
Nadim Rouhana: Israel’s Palestinians Speak Out
Renata Rendón: Mexican Human Rights As Important As Drugs
The New York Times:
Weapons of War at the Mall and Church

Tuesday, December 11
Ross Gelbspan: Beyond the Point of No Return
Jeremy Brecher/Brendan Smith: The Reach of Complicity
Cindy Sheehan: Once Upon a Time
George Monbiot: The Real Answer to Climate Change Is to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground
Brian Concannon Jr.: Disturbing the Peace, in Haiti and New Orleans
Pierre Tristam: Spinning Yarns of 'Good News'
Greg Grandin: The Unholy Trinity: Death Squads, Disappearances, and Torture — from Latin America to Iraq
Peter Hart: Poll-Obsessed Media Focus On Strategy Over Substance
Harvey Wasserman: Two Critical (But Tentative) Green Victories Hang in the Balance
John Kenney: Lord, Deliver Us…
Patrick Cockburn: Only One Thing Unites Iraq: Hatred of the US
Dean Baker: The Teaser Freezer and the Housing Market Meltdown
Jerry Lanson: It's Time to Clean the House
John Buell: Democrats Choice: Corporate or Kucinich Center?

Monday, December 10
Chris Hedges: Why We Resist
John Nichols: Pelosi and Torture
Nomi Prins: Home Sweet Gone
James Carroll: The US: All Power, No Influence
Sean Gonsalves: Where's the 'Missing Link'?
Al Gore: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Brad Warthen: Can Anyone (Any Viable Candidate, That Is) Say 'Single-Payer'?
Mike Hudema: BP's Project in Alberta: A License to Wreak Environmental Havoc
Paul Krugman: Henry Paulson's Priorities
Craig Unger: A Failure of Intelligence
Steve Kallick: The Pipeline Dream Lurking in Canada's Wild

Sunday, December 9
Glenn Greenwald: Democratic Complicity in Bush’s Torture Regimen
Steve Fraser: The Perfect Campaign Storm of 2008
Eric Margolis: Final Disgrace for Bush & Co.
Doug Pibel: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
Elizabeth Sullivan: No hero at Home, Hotel Rwanda Protagonist is a Critic In Exile

Saturday, December 8
David Korten: Only One Reason to Grant a Corporate Charter
Cindy Sheehan: What is Peace?
Ray McGovern: White House & Press Spinning Iran’s Centrifuges
Aimee Allison/David Solnit: People Power: It’s Time To Stop The War Ourselves
Glenn Greenwald: “Missing” Evidence Is Familiar Bush Pattern
Scott Ritter: Calling on Congress to Stop a War
Jonathan Hafetz: Time for Meaningful Justice at Guantanamo
Gary Higginbottom/John Kaminski: Congress Shirks Duty While Public Sentiment For Impeachment Expands
César Chelala: Now Is The Time For Serious Diplomacy With Iran
Christopher Brauchli: Bad Presidents
Mark LeVine/Salman Ahmed: Led Zeppelin: Force For Peace

Friday, December 7
Medea Benjamin: Deported At Gunpoint by Pakistani Government
Sean Penn: Piano Wire Puppeteers: The Constitution, Media & Dennis Kucinich
Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater’s Bu$ine$$
David Sirota: Flying Coach on a Planetary Scale
Juan Cole: Romney: Some Beliefs Are More Equal than Others
Michael Klare: Iraq and Climate Change
Helen Thomas: Iran: Bush Loses Even More Credibility
Peter Dreier: NPR Debate Moderators All Wet on Sweatshop Labor
Anne Miller: Top Candidates Wrong on Iran
Paul Krugman: Obama’s Health Care Plan: The Mandate Muddle
Joseph Stiglitz: Carbon-Taxing the Rich
David Michael Green: Getting Past ‘Oh!’: Why Americans Misunderestimate the Depravity of the President They Hate
Barb Olson/Amal Othman: Summit’s Goal: Perpetuate Repression of Palestinians
Tony Norman: Mitt Romney Steps into the Lion’s Den

Thursday, December 6
Judith Blau: Thinking Internationally - Acting Locally
Robert Koehler: Iraq’s Million
Rosa Brooks: For Once, Let’s Use Our Intelligence
Marc Cooper: The CIA ‘War’ on Bush: The New Neocon Ploy
Haroon Siddiqui: Speaking Truth to Power on Iran
Kathy Kelly: Traveling Light
Allan Nairn: It Takes (Out) a Village: Illegitimate American Power
Jon Wiener: Arguing About Gitmo
Khaled Diab: Survivors of Cluster Bombs: From Victims to Champions
Jane Anne Morris: High Court Rulings Threaten State ‘Labs of Democracy’
Olga Bonfiglio: Seven Palestinian Women
Robert Rivkin: Another Gun Massacre on America’s Crazy Road
Jay Bookman: New Intel on Iran Offers a Chance to Rethink Policy
The Boston Globe: Why We Can’t Trust Our Food
Peter Rothberg: Media Ownership Fight Moves to Congress
Joe Conason: Telling the Truth About Iran
Joyce Marcel: The State of Journalism: We’re Killin’ All the Bees

Wednesday, December 5
Robert Scheer: It Turns Out Ahmadinejad Was the Truthful One
Martha Rosenberg: The Many Faces of Big Pharma’s Disease Mongering
Joseph Gerson: Empire and Nuclear Weapons
Mark Weisbrot: Venezuela Is Not Florida
Amy Goodman: The Dubious Mr. Dobbs
Paul Rogat Loeb: Hillary Clinton and the Ghosts of 2006
Carah Ong: New Intelligence Estimate Calls for Credible Diplomatic Option to Extend Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Halt
Jerome Grossman: The Iranians Have Disappointed Us
Ben Burkett: Peru Free Trade Agreement a Disaster for Farmers Everywhere
David Marshall: Detainees Deserve Habeas Corpus
Glen Ford: When NOT to Vote Black (At Least in Memphis)
Jeffrey Smith: The Hidden Truth About Genetically Modified Foods
Bernard Crick: Immokalee Workers: Nobodies No Longer

Tuesday, December 4
Tom Andrews: Win Without War
Pierre Tristam: Obama the Terrorist: The Vote-Baiting Smear Begins
Barbara Ehrenreich: McMansions Meet the Mortgage Crisis
Glenn Greenwald: Our Serious Foreign Policy Geniuses Strike Again
Walter Cronkite/David Krieger: Our Troops Must Leave Iraq
Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Hillary, Obama and Healthcare
Ira Chernus: Liberal Hawk Says Iraq No Longer Matters
Stephen Zunes: The Failure of Annapolis
Juan Cole: Why Bush’s Troop Surge Won’t Save Iraq
Michael Winship: Rudy’s Numbers Don’t Add Up
Marjorie Cohn: Guantanamo Detainees’ Fate at Stake in Boumediene
George Monbiot: This Crisis Demands a Reappraisal of Who We Are and What Progress Means
Dmitri Iglitzin/Steven Hill: Businesses Impeding Free Speech Rights in the Workplace

Monday, December 3
Marjorie Cohn: Operation Iraqi Freedom Exposed: Bush Negotiates Permanent Presence in Iraq
Bill Quigley: HUD Sends New Orleans Bulldozers and $400,000 Apartments for the Holidays
Madeleine Bunting: Eat, Drink and Be Miserable: The True Cost of Our Addiction to Shopping
Tom Engelhardt: Iraq As a Pentagon Construction Site
Sean Gonsalves: The Get-Tough-On-Crime Bug
Russell Mokhiber: Civics 101: USA v. Al Arian
Leigh Donaldson: America’s Claim to Be Real Democracy for All Is Doubtful
Ralph Nader: Cut the Corporate Welfare Umbilical Cord
Peter Heller: Japan’s Whaling Shame
Jay Evensen: First, We Ditch No Child Left Behind
Beth Quinn: Readers Find Common Ground in Shared Despair
Jonathan Hafetz: Give Detainees Their Day in Court
Paul Krugman: Innovating Our Way to Financial Crisis

Sunday, December 2
Carla Seaquist: The Conscientious Public
Medea Benjamin: Vigil Outside a ‘Sub-Jail’ in Lahore
Simon Webster: The Seeds of Discontent
Jeremy Brecher/Brendan Smith/Tim Costello: Labor Goes to Bali
Clay Evans: Endangered Truth: Exposing the Administration’s Lies on Science
Arsalan Iftikhar: Romney, a Victim of Bigotry, Turns On US Muslims
Dilip Hiro: Musharraf Will Soldier On

Saturday, December 1

Tom Hayden: How the Peace Movement Can Win: A Field Guide
Robert Weitzel: The Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act: A Tutorial in Orwellian Newspeak
Peter Rothberg: World AIDS Day
Christopher Brauchli: Bush and the Despots He Admires
Steve Rendall: Rudy Giuliani, Teflon Candidate
The Brattleboro Reformer: Really Supporting the Troops
Elizabeth Pisani: AIDS Prevention and Gender: We Can’t Wait for Equality
Tsela Barr/Judith Laitman/Haley Michaels Pollack: Jews Need to Speak Out on Abuse of Palestinians

November 2007




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