Archives for Best Web OpEds

September 2010

Thursday, September 30:

Sheila Dean: What the Pot Legalization Campaign Really Threatens by David Sirota on - A Syndicate Of Talent

How Not to Censor a Book: The Pentagon and 'Operation Dark Heart'

White America Has Lost Its Mind - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice

E.J. Dionne Jr. - Belatedly, Obama remembers his organizing roots

What if everyone had Medicare?

Wednesday, September 29:

Matt Taibbi: Tea & Crackers

Why aren't our congressmen hearing from this victim of endless Israeli expansion?

I Am (I Am, I Am) Super PAC

Being Glenn Beck

Big Pharma: Reports of Its Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by Jeffrey H. Toney

Dan Froomkin: Larry Summers Optimistic About Middle Class

Obama: 'We need to make clear to people that the cancer is in Pakistan'

Tuesday, September 28:

Does DeMint have his eye on top Senate GOP post?

Finding strength in absurdity?

Sheila Samples: Are We Secretly Fighting a Cyberwar Against Iran? (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Hillary Clinton and State Dept. to Celebrate War Criminal Henry Kissinger, While the White House Repeats His Deadly Mist

Sheila Samples: Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu Blows off US; Mahmoud Abbas pleads for Settlement Freeze

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: A CONVENIENT TRUTH: Gearing Up For Climate Change Could Supercharge The Job Market

Sheila Samples: Biden warned Obama during Afghan war review not to get 'locked into Vietnam'

Rob Kall: Rahm Emanuel Exit Nears; Will Tom Donilon Replace Him? - The Daily Beast

Daniel Geery: America Today: Be Proud!

Sheila Samples: Roger Cohen: The New American Normal

Monday, September 27:

Don Smith: The Right's Library of Fake Quotes

Joan Brunwasser: Can Anyone Stop Rove's Crime Against Democracy While it is in Progress?

Sheila Samples: Bob Woodward: Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 26:

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Structure of Excuses

Sheila Samples: President Obama's Ahistorical World (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: 19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind (1 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: Israeli Secret Police Locking Up Arab Political Activists Without Evidence of Crime | News & Politics | AlterNet (1 comments)

Dennis Kaiser: 10 Terrible Things Republicans Will Try to Do If They Take Over in November | News & Politics | AlterNet

Sheila Samples: David Corn: House GOPers Exploit and Insult Thomas Jefferson

Sheila Samples: Maureen Dowd: Slouching Toward Washington (2 comments)

Saturday, September 25:

Sheila Samples: Why is the political right on the offensive in America?

Margaret Bassett: Stealth Front Groups Trying to Buy Election

Sheila Samples: How Democrats Lost on Two Winning Issues This Week (2 comments)

Diane V. McLoughlin: Thought-Control 9-11 and Racist Manipulations (1 comments)

Diane V. McLoughlin: Pepe Escobar - Obama vs Infinite War

Diane V. McLoughlin: Banning Slaughter - Kathy Kelly

GLloyd Rowsey: Reflections of Fidel: The nuclear winter and peace (3 comments)

Friday, September 24:

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - The GOP's Hooey to America

Sheila Samples: Kevin Drum: Citizens United After Eight Months

Sheila Samples: Justin Raimondo: The Pollard Principle

Sheila Samples: Roger Cohen: A Test of Israel's Character

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Downhill With the G.O.P.

Thursday, September 23:

Odyseus_97: Guns and Butter with Dr. Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff

Sheila Samples: Steve Benen: With "Pledge to America," House GOP Shoots, Misses

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Job-Creation Idea No. 3: The Joys Of Retrofitting

Sheila Samples: Passing the Disclose Act would shed some light on stealth campaign spending

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - The Tea Party: Tempest in a very small teapot

Margaret Bassett: Debunking the Theory of Structural Unemployment

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Twisting Obama's Words

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Beck promoted the work of an anti-Semitic 9-11 truther

Meryl Ann Butler: How Democrats, Republicans Compare by Yagil Hertzberg

Nikk Katzman: The Week in Editorial Cartoons, Part I - New GOP Campaign Slogan: Monosexuality=Bad

Sheila Samples: Trevor Butterworth: The War Against Iran Has Already Started

Sheila Samples: Justice Scalia Mouths Off on Sex Discrimination

Wednesday, September 22:

Sheila Samples: David Corn: O'Donnell Aide: Obama Is a Secret Muslim (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dems Seize On Club For Growth's "Hell Yeah!" Push For Social Security Privatization

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Desperate brides of the apocalypse

Sheila Samples: Derek Thompson: Don't Replace Larry Summers With a CEO

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: Job-Creation Idea No. 2: Rescue The States

Sheila Samples: Kathleen Parker - Obama's legacy: Mourning in America

Leon Thompson: CBS: Does a GOP Congress Help Obama For 2012?

Lance Ciepiela: American People To Congress: Shut Up And Get The Hell Out Of Office by Paul Joseph Watson (2 comments)

Billy Wharton: Free Range Children - Billy Wharton

M. Wizard: Chris Hedges: "Do Not Pity the Democrats"

Tuesday, September 21:

Joan Brunwasser: Paul Krugman: The Angry Rich

Sheila Samples: Jacob Weisberg: The Tea Party movement has two defining traits: status anxiety and anarchism

Sheila Samples: Jeffrey Goldberg: Michael Oren's Warning to American Jews

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: 20 Ways To Put America Back To Work Again

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Sharia as the new red menace?

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Campaign 2010: A Racist GOPer Running for Congress in N.Y.

Gustav Wynn: Domestic "Eco-Terror" Surveillance Expanding - Will Potter

Sheila Samples: Tea Party Leader Lashes Out Against Christine O'Donnell: "She's a Loser"

Sheila Samples: Wikileaks Prepares Next Big Document Dump, While Media and Pentagon Continue Smear Campaign on Its Founder (1 comments)

Monday, September 20:

Sheila Samples: Jane Mayer: Back to the Seventies

Leon Thompson: NEW YORK TIMES For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again

Sheila Samples: Exclusive: Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich


Sheila Samples: Good Gag, Delaware GOP, Less Ready for Prime Time Than Palin

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Why not extend Obama's stimulus tax cuts?

Sheila Samples: A new front

Margaret Bassett: Democrats Risk Blowing Tax-Cut Edge

Nikk Katzman: NYT - Can Speech Be Limited for Public Workers? (2 comments)

Sunday, September 19:

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Angry Rich and Taxes (1 comments)

Don Smith: A choice: democracy, or government by and for the rich (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Scott Horton -- Reality check: Iran is not a nuclear threat (1 comments)

J. Edward Tremlett: Message to Muslims: I'm Sorry - NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF (1 comments)

Josh Mitteldorf: "Round up the Usual Suspects!" - bank regulation the wrong way, by Ellen Brown

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin Tells Karl Rove Where to Go ... (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: The Secret Election

Margaret Bassett: Classified: Perverting Democracy by Preventing Disclosure (1 comments)

Saturday, September 18:

Rev. Robert Vinciguerra: GOP Eats Young, Encourages Democratic Turnout

Sheila Samples: UANI: United Against the Nation of Iran

Sheila Samples: Newt Gingrich: Force Kathleen Sebelius out

Sheila Samples: Ben Smith: Sarah Palin tells GOP to get behind insurgents

Sheila Samples: John Mearsheimer: American public opinion and the special relationship with Israel

Friday, September 17:

B. Ross Ashley: Let's Have a Real Protest, Not a Democratic Pep Rally, on October 2nd | Black Agenda Report (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Steve Benen: Obama Warns of "Corporate Takeover' of American Democracy (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Andy Borowitz: Delaware Masturbators March Against O'Donnell (Satire) (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Scott Sherman: A Rocket's Trajectory

Chantal Laurent: Suffocating the poor: a modern parable by Johann Hari

Sheila Samples: David Catanese: Christine O'Donnell criticized by former aides (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Kevin Drum: TARP, the Tea Party, and Me

Sheila Samples: Les Leopold: Poverty Rises as Wall Street Billionaires Whine

Nikk Katzman: A Warning to my Liberal Friends - Hillbilly Report

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Warren To Be Appointed -- Sort Of

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: The Tax-Cut Racket

Thursday, September 16:

Rev. Robert Vinciguerra: Is there an outbreak of secular child molesters? The Pope Bashes Atheists in the UK, Compares Them to Nazis

Sheila Samples: Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's Black Ops

Sheila Samples: Whistleblower Group Sues To Find Out Why Administration Lowballed BP Oil Spill Estimates (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Audubon: "This is Our Beat"

Sheila Samples: Dana Milbank - Softball practice in Boehner Land


Wednesday, September 15:

Meryl Ann Butler: An Eye for an Eye by Tom Rees

Joan Brunwasser: CASTLE DEFEATS O'DONNELL! (As far as you know, anyway)

Sheila Samples: What's the Hold-up on Elizabeth Warren?

Sheila Samples: Republicans Reap The Whirlwind

Diane V. McLoughlin: Homegrown Tax n' War Terrorists

Sheila Samples: Kathleen Parker - Obama is an 'anti-colonialist'? Political poppycock!

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Damn you Muslims, get off my lawn (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn -- Bush or Cheney: Who's the Bigger Bogeyman?

Diane V. McLoughlin: Priests and Protesters in Court for Protesting Drones

Joan Brunwasser: Are New York’s Voting Machines Secure?

Sheila Samples: Maureen Dowd: Who's the Con Man?

Tuesday, September 14:

Sheila Samples: WTC 1-2: Justice and 9/11 Demands Accountability. Forensic Evidence of Presence of Controlled Demolition

Sheila Samples: Chris Dodd's Latest Absurd, Embarrassing Attack on Elizabeth Warren

Margaret Bassett: Obama's Hollow Guantanamo Apology

Sheila Samples: Eric S. Margolis: Bombshell from London

Ned Lud: 10 Brief Responses to 700 Comments About Refusing to Answer Questions at Passport Control (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Newt Gingrich: Did he go too far with comments about Obama? (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bill Clinton peeved that Rachel Maddow called him a Republican (6 comments)

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Campaign 2010: How George Bush Is Helping GOPers

Sheila Samples: Glenn Beck to Obama -- Heretic!

Sheila Samples: The Hamster Wheel

Kevin Gosztola: Here is the news: Americans consume more news than they did 10 years ago (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: When they shout: "We strongly condemn

Monday, September 13:

Sheila Samples: Collapsing America

Joan Brunwasser: SANDERS & MANSKI: Wisconsin must protect voting rights in this election

Sheila Samples: Elevating John Boehner (and will it work)

Sheila Samples: Robert Kuttner: Maybe Not Such a Mid-Term Blowout

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Repairing Citizens United becomes a test for three GOP senators

Joan Brunwasser: Repairing Citizens United becomes a test for three GOP senators

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: China, Japan, America and the Renminbi (1 comments)

Sunday, September 12:

Mac McKinney: NSA/Pentagon Want to Suppress Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer's Book "Operation Dark Heart" | The Seminal

Sheila Samples: How Much "Success" Can Afghans Stand?

Sheila Samples: Shield Laws, WikiLeaks and the Public's Right to Know (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The End Is Near for the Mayor, But Citizens' Woes Will Go On

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Time for This Big Dog to Bite Back

Saturday, September 11:

Sheila Samples: When they shout: "We strongly condemn"

Sheila Samples: Amy Goodman: Let's Make September 11 a Day of Peace (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Paying the Price

Rob Kall: A post-9/11 betrayal endures

Don Smith: If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America |

Nikk Katzman: David Chen (NYT): Candidate's Scented Mailing Says Albany 'Stinks'

Nikk Katzman: Gail Collins (NYT): Horror in the Hedges

Sheila Samples: Inside C Street, Washington's frat house for Jesus

Friday, September 10:

Sheila Samples: Justin Raimondo: The "Meaning' of 9/11

Sheila Samples: Ten Things Dems Could Do to Win

Sheila Samples: Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop fulfilling bin Laden's goals (3 comments)

Mac McKinney: The Koran at Fahrenheit 451 (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Kevin Drum: Here's What's the Matter With Kansas

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Corruption fighting, Afghanistan style

Sheila Samples: Joe Conason: Why Barack Is Behind

Rev. Robert Vinciguerra: Who Cares About "Burn a Koran' Day? This is all the media's fault

Sheila Samples: Why the Israeli Boycott Is Growing

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: Things Could Be Worse

Thursday, September 9:

Sheila Samples: During war there are no civilians

Diane V. McLoughlin: Richard Forer - Cutting Through the Confusion About Israel/Palestine

Sheila Samples: Dan Froomkin: 'Plan B' For Afghanistan Aims To Spark Long Overdue Debate

Sheila Samples: Traffic Jam : We'll never agree about online audience size

Sheila Samples: Nicholas D. Kristof: The Healers of 9/11

Sheila Samples: Torture Is a Crime, Not a Secret (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - Obama raises stakes and redefines debate for the midterm election (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Jonathan Cohn: Obama vs. the Republicans (With Full Speech Text)

Wednesday, September 8:

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Huffington to Obama: Get Urgent, Now!

Sheila Samples: Fred Kaplan: Why aren't politicians speaking out against the would-be Quran-burner who's endangering our troops?

Margaret Bassett: Bush Tax Cuts Are Free, But Obama's Tax Cuts Cost Money (2 comments)

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Reform Movement Condemns Dove World Outreach Center's "Burn a Koran Day" (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Katrina vanden Heuvel - Finding a way out of Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: Mark Morford: Burn a Bible, save a kitten

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Tony Blair's Big Lie of Omission (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The Great American Stickup: How the Political Class Mugged America and Handed the Money Over to Wall St.

Margaret Bassett: Seven Myths That Cloud Immigration Debate

Tuesday, September 7:

Sheila Samples: Return to the Streets, Then Vote (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Petraeus Spins the Afghan War Mess (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: This Labor Day, We Need to Create a Win-win Situation

Sheila Samples: Sharron Angle again refuses to disavow "domestic enemies" claim

Sheila Samples: Rabid Dog Briefly Mistaken for Tea Party Candidate, Receives Standing Ovation at Missouri Rally

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - Gov. Barbour's civil rights fairy tale

Sheila Samples: Bob Herbert: Rising to the Occasion

Kevin Gosztola: America's Empire and Endless Wars Are Destroying the World, and Ruining Our Great Country

Josh Mitteldorf: WaPo: Update on the $3 Trillion War

Monday, September 6:

Sheila Samples: Here's the Rally in DC You Should Be Attending

Sheila Samples: A Special Place in Hell / Real men don't talk Mideast peace - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Margaret Bassett: David Bacon "Illegal People"

Sheila Samples: E.J. Dionne Jr. - When unions mattered, prosperity was shared (1 comments)

Ned Lud: Ponerology 101: Psychopathy at Nuremburg (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Fareed Zakaria: Why America Overreacted to 9/11 (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman: 1938 in 2010 (4 comments)

Sunday, September 5:

Sheila Samples: Chris Wallace: Obama's "Heart Isn't Really Into Winning The War On Terror" (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: The threat from "radical Islam': Fact and fiction

Sheila Samples: Labor Day Irony: The People Who Want to Cut Social Security All Have Great Retirement Plans (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Dear Mr. Milbank

Peter Dearman: Did Scott Brown really win in Massachusetts? (3 comments)

Rob Kall: Taylor Branch: Why Glenn Beck is in sync with the ideals of Martin Luther King (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Frank Rich: Freedom's Just Another Word

Saturday, September 4:

Sheila Samples: Robert Fisk: Blair should take responsibility for Iraq. But he won't. He can't (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Why Americans Elect Awful Presidents (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: We're Being Conned on Social Security -- How We Could Easily Raise Benefits or Allow People to Retire Earlier

Sheila Samples: Gail Collins: The Ungreat Debate in Arizona (2 comments)

Friday, September 3:

Sheila Samples: On Labor Day, Work to Save the Middle Class

Sheila Samples: Steven Pearlstein - Put the millionaires' tax money to good use

Sheila Samples: Eugene Robinson - The spoiled-brat American electorate

Sheila Samples: David Corn: Campaign 2010: Hill Dems Getting Steamed at Obama?

Sheila Samples: Mitch McConnell, John Boehner And The Republicans' Blood Oath Against America (1 comments)

Ned Lud: Welfare and Warrantless Searches

Josh Mitteldorf: Robt Reich: How to Cure our Labor Day Blues (1 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: Islam is Not the Problem. Try Hopelessness, Fundamentalism (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Kevin Drum: One Dollar, One Vote?

Sheila Samples: Paul Krugman -- The Real Story (3 comments)

Eileen Fleming: America's Faltering Search for Peace in the Middle East: Openings for Others? (1 comments)

Thursday, September 2:

Kevin Gosztola: Put up or shut up (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: 7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

Sheila Samples: Gallup, Barna: A Tale of Two Polling Operations and Their Curious Midterm Numbers

Sheila Samples: Can Social Security save Democrats this fall?

Rev. Robert Vinciguerra: The Number One Religion in the U.S. May Be Egonovism, Not Christianity (1 comments)

Wednesday, September 1:

Linda Milazzo: Netanyahu's Nephew's Plan: Peace For Israelis and Palestinians? Not Without America's Tough Love (1 comments)

Nikk Katzman: Of Kings and Clowns - This Week's Editorial Cartoons (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: One of Obama's Social Security Slasher Wannabes Threatens Small Town with Nuclear Annihilation

Sheila Samples: Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury

Sheila Samples: David Corn: The Hardest Job in Washington

Sheila Samples: Kathleen Parker - My name is Glenn Beck, and I need help

Daniel Geery: Bush Years: 8 in 8 Minutes

Diane V. McLoughlin: To Bob, on Empire; by Diane V. McLoughlin (2 comments)

Diane V. McLoughlin: Enthusiasm for Palestinian Prime Minister Isn't Shared by Palestinians; by Ali Abunimah


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