Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart is the author of Wag the Dog, The Librarian, and Fog Facts: Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin. All available at nationbooks.org

 

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement after holding his position for more than 30 years (Photo: Reuters) Views
Monday, July 02, 2018
Timing of Kennedy's Retirement Only Cements His Right-Wing Legacy
If democracy ends in America in the near future and gives way to an oligarchy - as seemed likely up until last year - or a kleptocracy - the current portent of things to come - and historians attempt to look backward to discover how it happened, one of the characters who will appear in their...
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Sunday, June 03, 2018
Trump Might Be Leading the US to Another Meltdown
The US financial regulatory agencies have weakened banking rules. Then in late May, Congress voted to weaken them even further. T hey went after the Volcker Rule which prohibits banks from making risky investments with depositors' money. The Volcker Rule is part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...
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Friday, August 25, 2017
The Spectre of 'Pre-Emptive' War
US President Donald Trump proclaims apocalypse. "They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before." At his New Jersey golf club, he proclaimed again, "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough." In doing so, he raises the spectre of...
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Saturday, August 07, 2010
Afghaninam, Vietnamistan
There are a lot of people in the military, and in politics too, that think we coulda, shoulda, woulda won in Vietnam. That wouldn't matter much. The past is a foreign country immune from invasion. But here we are in Afghanistan. See, US forces won every battle in Vietnam. Every damn battle. Even Tet.
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Time For Tax Hikes
US economic growth has been strongest when our taxes have been high. During World War II, then under Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy, our upper marginal tax rates were between 88-92%. Read those numbers again. They are astonishingly high. Those were our strongest growth years. I never expected to say this. Pelosi's right, Obama's wrong. Do keep in mind that we are talking about higher taxes on the richest members of society, the very richest. So, unless you're among that elite group, don't panic for personal reasons.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Why We Need To Study God
"Religious faith will be of the same significance to the 21st Century as political ideology was to the 20th Century." -- Tony Blair Mumbai. 9/11. Chechnya. Sectarian violence in Iraq. Somalia. Afghanistan. Nigeria.
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