Archives for Best Web OpEds

June 2009

Tuesday, June 30:

Grant Lawrence: Iranian President Ahmadinejad: "Conspircies" and Failed "Soft Overthrow" (2 comments)

Darren Wolfe: CEI Releases Global Warming Study Censored by EPA

Sheila Samples: BOB HERBERT: How Long Is Long Enough?

Sheila Samples: Todd S. Purdum: It Came from Wasilla

Sheila Samples: "More Better Faster!": How Our Spastic Digital Culture Scrambles Our Brains (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama Has Become Radical in His Commitment to Secrecy

Kevin Gosztola: Does Sally Kern Have Someone Crying for Her in Argentina?

Darren Wolfe: Bernanke is a Total Failure Unsuited for Role as Fed Chairman (2 comments)

Jason Paz: Iraq: Reflecting on Iran

The Candid Blogger: A Special Tribute to Michael Jackson

jesse robinson: Sign the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination

Sister Begonia: Israeli Firms Accused of Profiting from Holocaust

Margaret Bassett: No Compromise on the Public Plan!: Why Weakening the Public Option Would Weaken the Party Responsible (1 comments)

Don Smith: Political cartoonist David Horsey is great

Scott Baker: Ellen Brown: California's Empty Wallet: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

Scott Baker: Has There Really Been a Policy Change in Iraq?

Sheila Samples: Robert Parry: Obama, They Want You to Fail

Monday, June 29:

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Betraying the Planet

Sheila Samples: Will Obama Follow Bush Or FDR?

Jennifer Hathaway: Advocacy and Change in Federal Indian Law

Sheila Samples: CIA Crucified Captive In Abu Ghraib Prison (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: If it is time for regime changes in the Middle East, where should we begin? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: A Journalist Beaten -- One Year Later (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: "Even Guantánamo Bay Is Better Than This"

Sunday, June 28:

Sheila Samples: FRANK RICH: 40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans

Sister Begonia: Iran detains some local staff at British Embassy

Margaret Bassett: Laura Bush - Do Not Forget Burma

Scott Baker: It's Time to Learn From Frogs

Sheila Samples: Why Arlen Specter's Health Care Defection is Still Kind of Depressing

Sheila Samples: A Health Insurance Insider Blows the Whistle

Sheila Samples: Release of "Holy Grail" Torture Document Delayed

Sheila Samples: Clarence Thomas Scoots Right -- Again

Saturday, June 27:

Scott Baker: The Prurient Trap

Sheila Samples: Congress Just Gave Itself Nearly 4 Billion For Expenses (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Iranian envoy: CIA involved in Neda's shooting? (7 comments)

Sheila Samples: When Torture is Dismissed

Friday, June 26:

Sheila Samples: A Withdrawal in Name Only

Sheila Samples: Deadly Reasons to Oust Incumbents in 2010 (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Sanford: King David Didn't Resign, So Why Should I?

Sheila Samples: Forbes: How Congress Will Steal the Recovery

Sheila Samples: Limbaugh Blames President Obama for Sanford's Sex Melodrama

Sheila Samples: The Best President Money Could Buy (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Michael Jackson vs. the news

Margaret Bassett: A Health Insurance Insider Blows the Whistle on the Industry's Abusive Practices

Margaret Bassett: I Got The "Make Them Do It" Blues

Darren Wolfe: Ideas Have Consequences (7 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Holding Firm Against Plots by Evildoers

Joan Brunwasser: Not Enough Audacity


Sheila Samples: The GOP Ratchets Up Insane Rhetoric on Iran (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama Is Making the Wrong Decision on Health Care Reform (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Cameron whitewashes Barbour's record on Katrina

Thursday, June 25:

Sheila Samples: Risks battle rewards as Iraq opens up its oilfields

Sheila Samples: Lobbyists on a Roll: Gutting Reform on Banking, Energy, and Health Care

Josh Mitteldorf: Bob Herbert Disillusioned with Obama (1 comments)

David Kendall: Barack Hoover Obama: The best and the brightest blow it again

Sheila Samples: Petraeus Is a Failure -- Why Do We Pretend He's Been a Success?

Rob Kall: The propaganda war against Iran

Sheila Samples: The Washington Post Foolishly Fired Froomkin to Win BuzzFlash's Media Putz Award

Sheila Samples: Robust Health Care Reform is the Moment of Truth for Obama and the Democrats

Sheila Samples: NICHOLAS KRISTOF: The Prescription From Obama's Own Doctor

Scott Baker: Op-Ed Contributor: Shifting America from sick care to genuine wellness (2 comments)

Scott Baker: McCain Strikes a Pose, Recklessly

Mac McKinney: Meet Shah Ali Khamenei

Grant Lawrence: Dudes, Can We Have Our $13.6 Trillion-- We Need the Money

Wednesday, June 24:

Scott Baker: Lucre-Addicted Senate Democrats Are Blowing It on Health Care

Darren Wolfe: Take the "Replace Roundup" Challenge! (video)

Scott Baker: The Green Revolution(s)

Tuesday, June 23:

The Candid Blogger: The Truth About Obama's Birth Certificate

Chris Fisher: Obama's False Financial Reform

Sister Begonia: Firms sued for Israeli settlements

Chris Fisher: Afghan Airstrike Video Goes Down the Memory Hole | Danger Room |

Sheila Samples: Iran/Israel: POTENTIAL FOR APOCALYPSE (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: US Official: The CIA bribed Iranian government officials, businessmen, and reporters, and paid Iranians to demonstrate i

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Some Things Obama Must Explain

Sheila Samples: "Suck on Our Yachts": Goldman Sachs Issues Non-Apology for Destroying the World Economy (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Memo from Robert Reich to Obama: Here's How to Save Universal Health care

Sheila Samples: Why Did The Washington Post Axe Dan Froomkin and Give Paul Wolfowitz a Column? (1 comments)

Monday, June 22:

Margaret Bassett: Americans for Democratic Action - SCOTUS Voting Rights

Edward Girardet: Saving Lives Through Media

Margaret Bassett: Elements of 1960 Intelligence Estimate Still Relevant Today

Sheila Samples: Why American Policy SUCKS (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: FRANK RICH: Obama's Make-or-Break Summer

Sheila Samples: Iranian Elections: The 'Stolen Elections' Hoax

Sunday, June 21:

Odyseus_97: A History of CIA Atrocities

Sheila Samples: Iran's radical shows his reluctant side

Kitty Antonik Wakfer: Freedom craving 'fuelling Iran unrest'

David Kendall: Manufacturing Poor People (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Daschle Folds on Health Care; Limbaugh Says There's no Problem!

Sheila Samples: So-Called Members of the 'Responsible Left' Try to Justify Their $100 Billion Pro-War Vote (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Froomkin firing (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Wag The Dog–Israel Threatens "Punishment" Against the US

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Obama's Bogus New Excuse for Secrecy

Sheila Samples: Dahr Jamail: Destroying Indigenous Populations (1 comments)

Saturday, June 20:

Grant Lawrence: Today's Real Unemployment Rate: a Depresson Level of 20%

Darren Wolfe: Obama's Impossible Healthcare Reform Promises

Sheila Samples: Israel Lobby Sees Obama as Enemy of Zionist Agenda (3 comments)

Stanimal: Obama Should Practice What He Preaches (1 comments)

chris rice: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

chris rice: CNN FAIL

chris rice: What is TORTURE??

Cheryl Biren: Jeremy Scahill: "The Responsible Left:" Funding Obama's Expanding Wars $100 Billion a Vote (1 comments)

Scott Baker: Let Steroids Into the Hall of Fame

Darren Wolfe: In Venezuela, Land 'Rescue' Hopes Unmet

Mac McKinney: Iran's Balance of Power Has Been Upended -- Is the Country Teetering Toward Civil War?

John Lorenz: Where in the World is Kathleen Sebelius?

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: A Nation of Candidates

Sheila Samples: Some Observations on the Iranian Presidential Election and Its Aftermath (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: As Post fires liberal columnist, Bush war architect gets ink (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dr. J.'s Commentary: Meddling in Iran

Friday, June 19:

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Out of the Shadows

Margaret Bassett: AlterNet: How Faith-Based Labor Movements Plan to Stop Corporate America's Billion-Dollar Theft

Margaret Bassett: Watch President Obama stand up for Walmart Workers

Gustav Wynn: "O-Rahm-Ba" Strongarms Progressive Dems (3 comments)

Sister Begonia: BBC Caught In Mass Public Deception With Iran Propaganda

Grant Lawrence: Why Destroy Public Education? Charter Schools get a Failing Grade

Margaret Bassett: Tuning a Culture to a "˜Calling'

Margaret Bassett: The Bipartisanship of Fools

Margaret Bassett: The AMA's Unhealthy Obsession (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Why Patch-and-Fill Won't Do

Joan Brunwasser: Helen Thomas: Obama is 'Following In the Footsteps of President Bush' (AUDIO)

Sheila Samples: US military goes on Afghan PR offensive


Sheila Samples: Reuters: Iran: We thwarted election day bomb plot linked to Israel

Sheila Samples: Stephen Lendman: Afghanistan's Operation Phoenix

Sheila Samples: Obama and Anti-War Democrats

Thursday, June 18:

Margaret Bassett: Iran: Who's Diddling Democracy? (1 comments)

Stanimal: Typical GOP doublespeak

Joan Brunwasser: Warning: Health Care Lobbyists Are Winning the Battle to Screw All of Us

Kevin Gosztola: The Iranian Election and a Hysterical Media

Wednesday, June 17:

Sheila Samples: "I Hate Arabs More Than Anybody": Desperate Army Recruits Neo-Nazis

Sheila Samples: Shame: The 'Anti-War' Democrats Who Sold Out

Sheila Samples: The "Coup" in Iran?

Sister Begonia: Iran accuses US of meddling after disputed vote

Kevin Gosztola: Notes from Northwest Blog: Thoughts on Iran, pt. II

Sheila Samples: Why aren't Jews outraged by Israeli occupation?

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu Feels the Heat

Sheila Samples: Jimmy Carter Speech: Seeking a Proud and Peaceful Future

Grant Lawrence: CIA Efforts to Destabilize Iran Working?

Scott Baker: Let's hold Bush officials accountable for torture

Cheryl Biren: Down and Out in Shah Mansoor

Tuesday, June 16:

Sheila Samples: Why is the Obama DOJ Trying So Hard to Block Torture Lawsuits?

Sheila Samples: Ahmadinejad won. Get over it

Sheila Samples: Carter: Grief and despair for Gaza

Sheila Samples: Obama calls for cuts in Medicare and Medicaid (2 comments)


Josh Mitteldorf: Progressive (?) Caucus vs Single Payer

Margaret Bassett: Public Debt: The Biggest Bill in History (1 comments)

Liberty: Some Arguments Against the Standardization of Herbalists

Odyseus_97: Al Jazeera English - Focus - Why America is a bank-owned state

Joan Brunwasser: Internet Kills Another of My Favorite Spots

Joan Brunwasser: Right-On Cartoon on the Iranian "Election"

Sean Fenley: Does Israel Really Have a Right to Exist? (2 comments)

Scott Baker: 401(k) Investors Can’t Get Money

Monday, June 15:

Rob Kall: On Iran; Everybody Stand Back (6 comments)

Josh Mitteldorf: The American Empire is Bankrupt, by Chris Hedges (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Spiegel: THE ELECTION IN IRAN

Sheila Samples: The Iranian People Speak

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Stay the Course

Cheryl Biren: Amnesty International: Obama must prosecute Bush-era torture enablers (4 comments)

W. Christopher Epler (Bill): Urgent: The Obama New World Order Threat? (2 comments)

Jennifer Hathaway: Too Poor to Make the News

Sunday, June 14:

Sheila Samples: For Republicans, the Forces Aren't With Them

Sheila Samples: Twitter Users Shame CNN For Not Covering Iran Elections, Riots

Sheila Samples: Iran Election: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Sheila Samples: Iran's 'Stolen' Election: a Hardline Demagouge's Victory Over a 'Reformer'? Not So Fast

Sheila Samples: FRANK RICH: The Obama Haters' Silent Enablers

Joan Brunwasser: Robert Reich: The Healthcare War is Now Official

Kevin Gosztola: Free Flow of Information in Iran is Halted: Election Stolen?

Scott Baker: A demilitarized Palestian State: Should Israel, should the world rely on it?

Margaret Bassett: The Soldier Blood on Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham's Hands

Joan Brunwasser: Too Poor to Make the News

chris rice: No Justice No Peace rally June 25th

Margaret Bassett: Informed Comment: Stealing the Iranian Election (2 comments)

Scott Baker: Money from Nothing: Supplying Money Should be a Public Service (2 comments)

Saturday, June 13:

Joan Brunwasser: The Exodus Obama Forgot to Mention (3 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: The Revolution Will Be...Twittered?

David Kendall: While Workers' Wages Fall Obama Administration Rejects Limits on Bankers' Pay

Sheila Samples: More New York Times Warmongering

Sheila Samples: Why the hell should I feel sorry, says girl soldier who abused Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison

Eric S.: On Genocide: Enough Of Enough!

Better World Order: Let's Blame Everybody Except the Guilty Party [Von Brunn]

Friday, June 12:

Sheila Samples: Peak Oil Is for Real: The Era of Cheap Oil Is Officially Over

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin Is the One Who Is Subjecting Her Children to Public Scrutiny, Not David Letterman

Sheila Samples: Obama's Afghan War: The New Metric of Civilian Casualties

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Big Hate

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: A troubling lack of pure evil (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Debunking Canadian health care myths

Sheila Samples: Carter: "Peace without Hamas is not possible"

Margaret Bassett: Why I Say "No" to a Regional Wilderness Bill "

Odyseus_97: The Dalai Lama:"what Richard Gere won't tell you" (2 comments)

chris rice: Turn off your TV week

Thursday, June 11:

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: Bring On the Tarantulas

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Baking Transparency Into Government

Scott Baker: Excerpts from The Corruption of Economics

Margaret Bassett: In Obama Era: Can We Think Big and Make the Changes We Really Need?

Margaret Bassett: Stop Being Distracted by Loudmouths Like Limbaugh: The Real Problem Is Lousy Democrats Like Evan Bayh and Ben Nelson

Scott Baker: This Time, We Won’t Scare

Margaret Bassett: Six Weeks into the Single-payer Surge

Eileen Fleming: Winning the War of Legitimacy

Wednesday, June 10:

John Lorenz: America's Sea of Red Ink Was Years in the Making (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: (video)Bernanke is worried! HR 1207 to Audit the Federal Reserve is Gaining Momentum FAST!

Sheila Samples: Half-Baked Alaska

Sheila Samples: Charles Pierce: What If Obama's Out of His Mind?

Margaret Bassett: Health Reform for Beginners: The Difference Between Socialized Medicine, Single-Payer Health Care, and What We'll Be Get

Margaret Bassett: Health Insurance Nightmares Shared By Our Readers

Margaret Bassett: A Republican to Save Us - Sheila Bair

Margaret Bassett: Making College More Affordable for Poor Americans

Jennifer Hathaway: March of the Secularists

Margaret Bassett: HCAN New Report: Private Insurance Mergers Lead to Near-Monopolies

Ann Garrison: Shouldn't California ask oil and gas drillers to give a little back, at last?

Tuesday, June 9:

Sheila Samples: AIPAC Wall Beginning to Crack

Darren Wolfe: Iceland's Banking Crisis: The Meltdown of an Interventionist Financial System

Sheila Samples: We're Screwed on Everything From Health Care to the Economy If the Dems Don't Shape Up

Sheila Samples: Dan Foomkin: Too Embarrassing to Disclose?

Scott Baker: Words and War

Darren Wolfe: Showdown In Caracas (1 comments)

Gustav Wynn: Rare Iraqi Photos Shows Conflict, Humanity

Joel Wendland: Obama at Buchenwald Buries Reagan Past (1 comments)

Monday, June 8:

Eileen Fleming: Israel's Future Leaders (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Iran Election: Mir-Hossein Mousavi's Iran/Contra Connection?

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: How Cheney Bent DOJ to His Will

Sheila Samples: Irked Grassley Tweets Obama in France, 'You Got Nerve'

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne: Harry and Louise Have Changed

Margaret Bassett: Obama to Forge a Greater Role on Health Care (1 comments)

Cheryl Biren: Alfred McCoy, Back to the Future in Torture Policy (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Barbara Ehrenreich: Welcome to a Dying Industry, J-School Grads (1 comments)

Sunday, June 7:

Sheila Samples: George Galloway: Our Convoy to Gaza (1 comments)

B. Ross Ashley: Veenezuelan opposition unions have not held elections for over 5 years (1 comments)

Darren Wolfe: Police Beating of Schizophrenic Caught on Tape

sometimes blinded: Economy Is Still at the Brink

Scott Baker: The Economy Is Still at the Brink (2 comments)

John Lorenz: Is Larry Summers Taking Kickbacks From the Banks He's Bailing Out?

Saturday, June 6:

Sean Fenley: How Pharma and Insurance Intend to Kill the Public Option, And What Obama and the Rest of Us Must Do (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Privatization of "Obama's War" (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: As Obama Tries to Shift the Debate, Will Democrats Continue to Endorse Israel's Colonization of the West Bank? (2 comments)

Daniel Geery: Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy | (2 comments)

Ernest Canning: Single-Payer and the 'Democracy Deficit' (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: If We Don't Stop Wall Street's Colossal Theft Now, Where Will This Country Be Next Year? (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: UK press: Brown, 'dead man walking'

M. Wizard: Paul Craig Roberts: Watching Obama Morph Into Dick Cheney

Ann Garrison: How much offshore oil does Arnold Schwarzenegger plan to drill for?

Sheila Samples: Robert Fisk: Words that could heal wounds of centuries

Sheila Samples: MUST SEE: Torturing Democracy

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Nice try, Dick

Friday, June 5:

Sheila Samples: Corporations behind efforts to label Sotomayor 'racist'

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Keeping Them Honest

Dan Lieberman: Political Options for Jerusalem's Future

Scott Baker: Could We Be the Generation that Runs out of Fish?

Thursday, June 4:

Sheila Samples: Liz Cheney Restates Iraq-9/11 Link Her Father Disavowed, Chides Mitchell For Disagreeing

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne : Rush and Newt Are Winning (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama's Unfinished Speech in Cairo

Jason Paz: Abbas's Waiting Game

Wednesday, June 3:

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman Blog: The stagflation myth

Ann Garrison: Shame on Coalbama and R.F.K., Jr. too

Sheila Samples: Governor Bush told Houston Journalist: If Elected. "I'm Going to Invade Iraq"

Darren Wolfe: Will Small Food Producers Suffer the Same Fate as Small Toy Makers? CSPIA, Food Safety & the Destruction of Small Busine

Sheila Samples: When Will Dick Cheney's Tower of Lies Finally Come Tumbling Down on Him?

Sheila Samples: Sotomayor, Gingrich, and the demise of our press corps

Sheila Samples: Exclusive Video: The Radical Settlers Behind Israel's Clash With Obama

Sheila Samples: Former CIA station chief challenges claims that torture thwarted terror attacks

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Art Jazz Lit Obama

Sean Fenley: Sonia Maria Sotomayor -- She's No Clarence Thomas, But No Thurgood Marshall Either

Margaret Bassett: How Does Sonia Sotomayor Really Feel About Nunchakus?

Darren Wolfe: Video: "No Guns for Negroes" or Why We Need to Stay Armed (1 comments)

Mac McKinney: In the Shadow of Military Might, A 50-Mile Walk for Peace (1 comments)

Tuesday, June 2:

Sheila Samples: Obama's support for the new Graham-Lieberman secrecy law (2 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Western Economies will Fall Below 50% of World's GDP

Margaret Bassett: Free the SF8 - Committee for the Defense of Human Rights

Liberty: EU countries refuse to force members to farm GM maize 2 March 2009, 18:57 CET

Sheila Samples: BOB HERBERT: The Howls of a Fading Species (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israel and U.S. Can't Close Split on Settlements

Sheila Samples: Obama Has 250,000 "Contractors" in Iraq and Afghan Wars, Increases Number of Mercenaries (1 comments)

Richard Mynick: Obama's Support for the New Graham-Lieberman Secrecy Law

Liberty: BHMA 'Vested Interests and the Greater Good'

Liberty: A Referendum For Natural Remedies

Darren Wolfe: Reagan Did What? The Fantasies of Paul Krugman (2 comments)

David Kendall: GM's Turn on Obama's Chopping Block

Ann Garrison: Yes we can burn coal

Monday, June 1:

Darren Wolfe: Banks Over-'Compensating' on Your Dime

Grant Lawrence: Michael Moore's 10 Point Green Program to Save Economy (4 comments)

Eileen Fleming: The week that was; The week a'coming

Darren Wolfe: The Costs of Carbon Legislation

Margaret Bassett: Potential Conflicts Abound in Government Role

Sheila Samples: GEORGE MCGOVERN: My Advice for Obama (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne: Values Voters In a Downturn

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: O'Reilly's campaign against murdered doctor (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: BOB BARR: Death Penalty Disgrace (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: PAUL KRUGMAN: Reagan Did It (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Michael Moore: Goodbye, GM

Joan Brunwasser: George Lakoff: Empathy, Sotomayor, and Democracy: The Conservative Stealth Strategy

Joan Brunwasser: Voters are more confident with paper ballots


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