Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a US correspondent for the Guardian and Observer

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 8:56am
The Decline and Fall of the American Middle Class
No one can accuse the candidates on stage at Monday's Republican debate of not discussing a broad range of topics. They talked about big issues like social security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, energy independence, repealing healthcare reform and the need for job creation.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 1:41pm
Matt Damon for President? In US Politics, They Have Seen Crazier Scripts
NEW YORK -- Even in the increasingly wild world of American politics, it seemed an especially crazy idea: Matt Damon for president? After all, the handsome actor, whose boyish good looks belie the fact that he has just turned 40, is still best known for his early role in Good Will Hunting, where he played a working-class Bostonian. Since then, he has won plaudits in Hollywood for solid work in films ranging from action flicks to Invictus, which told the story of post-apartheid South Africa's rugby World Cup triumph.
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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 12:29pm
The Koch Brothers: All the Influence Money Can Buy
The idea that Charles and David Koch are liberal bêtes noires is not new. Over the past year, the elderly brothers, head of the vast Koch Industries business empire, have occupied top spot in the demonology of the left.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:45pm
Democrats Need Their Own Tea Party
The Democrats' left wing needs a Tea Party. Not THE Tea Party, the gaggle of conservative activists who played such a large role in Republican politics in the runup to the midterm elections. But a Tea Party of their very own. Otherwise, they will finally have blown the chance to take America in a genuinely progressive direction.
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Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 12:52pm
Welcome to Richistan, USA
NEW YORK - On the surface, Mark Cain works for a time-share company. Members pay a one-off sum to join and an annual fee. They then get to book holiday time in various destinations around the globe. But Solstice clients are not ordinary people. They are America's super-rich and a brief glance at its operations reveal the vast and still widening gulf between them and the rest of America.
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