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Saturday, July 18, 2009
John Nichols
A Real Win for Single-Payer Advocates
Canada did not establish its national health care program with a bold, immediate political move by the federal government.
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Glenn Greenwald
Celebrating Cronkite While Ignoring What He Did
"The Vietcong did not win by a knockout [in the Tet Offensive], but neither did we. The referees of history may make it a draw. . . . We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of the...
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Dave Lindorff
Dark Days But a Ray of Hope for Embattled Workers
The Democrats in Congress have sold out their supporters in the labor movement by giving up the so-called "card-check" feature of the embattled Employee Free Choice Act, which makes the "reform"...
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David Michael Green
Scare-Ya Palin Outdoes Herself
Watching Sarah Palin in action is always an exercise in astonishment, but I don't think anything she's done to date could top the speech she gave announcing her resignation as governor of Alaska. I...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Oysters for Health Care
This is a story of health care and two Americans; a tale of two citizens, if you will. This week, Regina Benjamin was nominated by President Obama as our next surgeon general, charged with educating...
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Robert Naiman
The Day They Arrested President Roosevelt
What a dark day for American democracy it was - February 5, 1937, the day they arrested President Roosevelt.
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Ralph Nader
Back in the USA
On July 30th, an American manufacturer in China and Korea will officially announce the move of its tool manufacturing facilities to Houston, Texas. Farouk Systems will open a factory with the goal of...
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