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Monday, September 22, 2008
Frances Moore Lappé
Our Next President Could Learn a Lot From Willie Nelson
What a weekend to be hanging with the guys from Farm Aid : historic financial meltdown, plus, breaking news -- ignored by virtually all big media -- that by the beginning of this year the food price...
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Sean Gonsalves
The Death of a Myth?
First, the U.S. Treasury nationalized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which hold over $5 trillion in combined assets and guarantees most of the mortgages in the country -- an implicit acknowledgement by...
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Bernd Debusmann
Socialism US-Style and Ronald Reagan
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem...It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the federal establishment." That statement, in Ronald Reagan's...
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Glenn Greenwald
Growing Right-Wing Opposition to the Paulson Plan
On Saturday morning, I noted -- quoting Atrios -- the almost complete lack of debate over the ever-changing dictates issued by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. Last week, whatever Paulson said on any...
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Stan Cox
Keep Germ Lab Quarantined
Scientists, farmers and government officials for 80 years have kept the U.S. mainland free of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease -- a horrific, highly contagious killer of cloven-footed...
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Ted Morgan
Sarah Palin and the Politics of Distraction
There are signs that the media's Palin-mania is beginning to subside a little, opening up greater room for public scrutiny of the candidate's stunning lack of qualification for national office...
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Harvey Wasserman
A Towering (but Temporary) Solartopian Victory Against Nuke Power
The grassroots green energy movement has won a huge -- but temporary -- victory over the nuke power industry. The triumph comes at the federal level, while state-wide ratepayers are still being...
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Richard W. Behan
The $700 Billion Wall Street Bailout: One More Weapon of Mass Deception
Not since the Bush Administration's lies about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction" have the American people been so despicably misled. The Bush Administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers'...
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Chris Hedges
Fleecing What’s Left of the Treasury
The lobbyists and corporate lawyers, the heads of financial firms and the crooks who control Wall Street, all those who spent the last three decades assuring us that government was part of the...
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Rick Wartzman
The Ghosts of Tom Joad
After storms ravaged Iowa last summer, devastation wasn't the only thing that people found amid the flood waters. Scores of out-of-work electricians from Michigan, hard hit by auto industry cutbacks...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Do Yourself a Favor -- Read a Book
Of course, we all have questions for Sarah Palin: Does she actually think living across the Bering Strait from Russia constitutes foreign policy expertise? Does she really take the parable of Adam...
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Frida Berrigan
No Recession for Arms Sales
The CEO of a weapons manufacturer has plenty of chances to rub elbows with deputy secretaries of defense, officials from Homeland Security, retired military personnel, and the best and brightest of...
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Chip Ward
The Evolution of John McCain: Why He Picked Sarah Palin, Carbon Queen
Despite the media feeding frenzy, we still may be asking ourselves, "Just who exactly is Sarah Palin?" Mixed in with the Davy-Crockett-meets-SuperMom vignettes -- all those moose hunting, ice fishing...
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