Tag Archive: Barack Obama

Dec 20

We should buy more white flags

Today, the business of America is war. By William A. Collins War for some, Increases wealth; For all the rest, It ruins health. President Calvin Coolidge famously explained in 1925 that “the business of America is business.” Lately, that aphorism has been superseded by the model developed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama: …

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Sep 27

Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

By William A. Collins You may wonder why President Barack Obama is so intent on passing a free-trade agreement with Colombia. One answer is simple enough: Big Agriculture. Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports, cheap U.S. grain would flood the South American country. That will be good for Cargill, the American agribusiness …

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Sep 13

The Iraq War Isn’t Over

By Phyllis Bennis No U.S. troops were killed in Iraq last month. So why aren’t we celebrating? Because the war isn’t over yet and it costs way too much — in Iraqi lives and our money. With so much attention and so many billions of our tax dollars shifting from Iraq to the devastating and …

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Aug 31

Endless war isn’t the answer to 9/11

By Jim Cason Tens of millions of people will soon observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In New York City, the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day will be read out loud and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will join the families of the victims …

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Aug 23

You can’t milk a butter cow

By Donald Kaul Tim Pawlenty, erstwhile governor of Minnesota, gave up his bid for the presidency after finishing third in Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll, shocking the vast majority of Americans who didn’t know he was running. I don’t know whether it was a wise move or not, but it doesn’t speak well of his perseverance. …

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Jul 13

Washington’s physics problem in Iraq

By Chris Toensing The Joint Chiefs of Staff, says its chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, has a “physics problem.” According to a 2008 accord between the United States and Iraq, the U.S. military is to be evacuated from Mesopotamia — down to the last tank mechanic and dishwasher — by the close of the calendar year. …

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