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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Dean Baker
Deficit Reduction: Argument by Authority
The deficit hawks are going into high gear with their drive to cut social security and Medicare . President Obama's deficit commission is having a big public event on Tuesday in which many of the...
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Megan Tady
Just Do It, Julius
Dear FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, I don’t want to wake up six months from now and find that the Internet has changed forever. In the past few weeks since a federal court decision jeopardized your...
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Sean Gonsalves
How’s That Bush-Lite Taste?
For citizens living in the Ayn Rand Republic of Glenn Beckistan, what the U.S. State Department is asking for is only further evidence of the liberal plot to destroy America. Uncle Sam is soliciting...
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Helen Caldicott
Obama, Nuclear Weapons and the Future of the Planet
Isn't it strange? In the 1980's an overwhelming 80% of Americans wanted to see an end to the nuclear arms race. The U.S. establishment treated this grassroots movement almost as an aberration,...
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Ted Rall
Coulda, Shoulda, Wouldn’tve: What Disasters Are We Creating Now?
No one could have known. That’s what they always say after a disaster. Well, it’s what the establishment—a good ’60s word, let’s bring it back!—says. “No one could have known” is the perfect excuse...
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Eugene Robinson
Arizona's New Immigration Law Is an Act of Vengeance
Arizona's draconian new immigration law is an abomination -- racist, arbitrary, oppressive, mean-spirited, unjust. About the only hopeful thing that can be said is that the legislation, which...
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Paul Buchheit
Lottery Economy
Does limited government mean allowing one man to take $4 billion from the economy in one year? Hedge fund manager David Tepper did this in 2009, making enough money to pay the salaries of every...
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John Halle
It's Time for . . . Liberation Lotto!
Today's New York Times finds the grey lady engaged in her usual gnashing of teeth and rending of garments over The Deficit, in this case, that of the State of New York which it describes as "alarming...
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Ray McGovern
Iran a Threat? I Mean, Really?
With all the current hype about the "threat" from Iran, it is time to review the record -- and especially the significant bits and pieces that find neither ink nor air in our Israel-friendly, Fawning...
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Derrick Z. Jackson
Wheel Dividends: Europe's Clues to Breaking Car Dependence
Bremen, Germany - The self-congratulations by bailed-out American car companies are hard to take seriously in a continent of relatively Lilliputian cars, amazing trains, and almost perfect public...
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John Buell
Coal and Predatory Capitalism
Just days after the worst U.S. coal mine disaster in a quarter-century, the World Bank approved a $3.75 billion loan to South Africa to build one of the world’s largest coal-fired electric power...
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