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Saturday, March 20, 2010
Mitch Rofsky
Do We Need to Break Up California to Fix Democracy?
Many Democrats are recognizing that the federal government is broken and are lining up to “fix” the Senate filibuster. Some want to reduce the cloture requirement to 55 Senators. Others want to do...
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Christopher Brauchli
Reading and Writing and 'Rithmetic
The stumbling way in which even the ablest of the scientists in every generation have had to fight through thickets of erroneous observations, misleading generalizations, inadequate formulations, and...
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Donna Smith
Absurd Week Inside the Beltways for Patients
Surreal. I am writing this while in a hematology/oncology office in Maryland. The fact that I'm writing an essay while receiving treatment and have done two conference calls and all my work today is...
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Alan Nasser
Large-Scale Public Investment-Employment: A New Deal For Our Times
On March 17 Congress passed the “Hire Now Tax Cut” giving companies a break from paying Social Security taxes for the remainder of the year on any new workers hired who have been unemployed for at...
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David Michael Green
Stumbling About In the Graveyard of Empires
If there was ever a decent justification visible for the American war in Afghanistan, there isn't now.
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Michael Moore
My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain
Friends, I live in Michigan, in one of the 31 counties represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by none other than Mr. Bart Stupak, a Democrat. You've probably never heard of him. He's a...
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Bob Herbert
A Ruinous Meltdown
A story that is not getting nearly enough attention is the ruinous fiscal meltdown occurring in state after state, all across the country. Taxes are being raised. Draconian cuts in services are being...
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Randall Amster
Silent Spring Has Sprung
Seasons change, yet some things remain the same. Nearly half a century ago, Rachel Carson debuted the first serial installment of what would eventually become one of the landmark works of the 20th...
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