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Friday, November 13, 2009
Katrina vanden Heuvel w/ Bernie Sanders
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
When it comes to understanding the real economy and the struggles of ordinary Americans, Senator Bernie Sanders always seems to be ahead of the curve and fighting like hell for Congress to show...
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Conn Hallinan
Why the Afghan Surge Will Fail
Before the Obama administration buys into General Stanley McChrystal's escalation strategy, it might spend some time examining the August 12 battle of Dananeh, a scruffy little town of 2,000 perched...
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William Greider
The Blue Dog: Money Man's Best Friend
The Obama administration promised to reform the financial system and make it safe for the rest of us, but recent Congressional action is more likely to reset the fuse for another explosive calamity...
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Renée Loth
Calling the Filibuster Bluff
Welcome to Washington, where 60 is the new 51.As important legislation from health care to climate change moves through Congress, the conventional wisdom is that "you need 60 votes'' to get anything...
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Robert Naiman
Our Corrupt Occupation of Afghanistan
s it just me, or is the pontification of Western leaders about corruption in Afghanistan growing rather tiresome? There is something very Captain Renault about it. We're shocked, shocked that the...
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Glenn Greenwald
Detainees to Get 'The-State-Always-Wins' System of 'Justice'
According to The Associated Press , Eric Holder will announce later today that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 defendants will be brought from Guantanamo to New York to stand trial, in a...
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Mark Weisbrot
US Must Solve Its Own Economic Problems
President Obama will go to Asia next week and has promised to say something about the exchange rate between the Chinese yuan and the U.S. dollar.
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Mark Morford
The Lethal Injection College Fund
Here's a modestly clever idea that will never come to pass in a thousand years because it's absolutely not the way modern life or America work right now, but it's nevertheless all sorts of...
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Lucinda Marshall
The Nighmare Of Coat Hangers Revisited
Wouldn't you know it- while we silly feminists have been agonizing about the impact of the Stupak Amendment after Nancy and the Cardinals did the C Street Shuffle at the Saturday Night Congressional...
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Peter Brown & Geoffrey Garver
Economics without Ecocide
Guiding the global economy now is apparently in the hands of the G20. In September, at their meeting in Pittsburgh (their third in a year), the G20 leaders adopted what they called a "Framework for...
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Naomi Klein
Copenhagen: Seattle Grows Up
The other day I received a pre-publication copy of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle , by David Solnit and Rebecca Solnit. It's set to come out ten years after a historic coalition of...
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