Tag Archives: Public Opinion

Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 The latest seven-week war in Gaza is over. More than 2,000 people are dead … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

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Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

To reject the ‘Long War’ doctrine, the American Left first has to understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2014 Hillary Clinton’s flapping of her hawkish wings only intensifies the pressure on President Barack Obama … finish reading Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

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Mariann G. Wizard :
SPECIAL REPORT | The Drug War: ‘Against the Wind,’ Part 1

Marijuana prohibition is a house of straw. During the past month, the winds of change have started to rip that house apart and now the DEA may be reevaluating cannabis’ status as a ‘dangerous drug.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
SPECIAL REPORT | The Drug War: ‘Against the Wind,’ Part 1

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Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

Obama is the first president to acknowledge, without quite saying so, that we live in a multipolar world and can no longer dictate our desired outcomes. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2014 The national security … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

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Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

Nothing quite like this move on the geopolitical chessboard has happened since the U.S. became the world’s single superpower over two decades ago. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “The West must understand that, … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

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Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

This war never should have happened because it was always unwinnable, unaffordable, and therefore unpopular. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 The U.S. national security elite, mainstream media, and therefore most of the American people, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Taliban are winning

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Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

Eleven states don’t restore voting rights to ex-felons, but a substantial majority of Americans believe that they should. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder brought up an interesting topic the other … finish reading Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

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Jack A. Smith :
Why the U.S. wants to stay in Afghanistan

The U.S. is supposed to withdraw troops by the end of the year, and the American people overwhelmingly want us to leave, but President Obama intends to retain a military presence. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Why the U.S. wants to stay in Afghanistan

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Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

Obama: Who’s making the call? Image from TomHayden.com. Competing forces at play:Can Obama ‘rein in’ his presidency? Obama often follows a confusing pattern of leaning toward the military’s preference while planning in his private chambers to later change course. By … finish reading Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

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Lamar W. Hankins : Politicians Refuse to Protect the Public

Explosion at fertilizer plant in West, Texas, April 17, 2013. Photo by Andy Bartee / KVUE.com. Texas explosion, guns, and fracking: Politicians refuse to protect the public Only a dramatic revolution of values focused on respect for people, creatures great … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Politicians Refuse to Protect the Public

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Lamar W. Hankins : Fear and the NRA

Political cartoon by Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / SECFanatics.com. The NRA:Perpetrator of ‘fear itself’ McClatchy reports that for the last 40 years the NRA has succeeded in limiting and now even preventing research into the effects of gun use, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Fear and the NRA

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Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Drought Is Over / 3

Wind turbines on the mainland as seen from the backside of Padre Island National Seashore, at mile 25 on the four wheel drive only beach. Photo © Bruce Melton, 2012.The Climate Change awareness drought is overPart Three: It’s only pollution … finish reading Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Drought Is Over / 3

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