All Further Articles for 2011-05-25

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thank George W, Again
Just As We Suspected Dept: A widely cited, newly updated chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows Bush-era tax cuts and two ill-advised wars - not the economic downturn - are primarily responsible for the massive debt now ostensibly prompting the GOP to cut every remotely useful program. The visuals speak volumes.
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Joplin Before and After
Photos of Joplin, Missouri before and after the tornado make real the devastation.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Lies On Top Of Lies, and Congress Was Buying
How to process the rapturous response by the U.S. Congress to a Netanyahu speech that was "lies on top of lies and illusions heaped on illusions," in the words of an aghast Gideon Levy. The only voice speaking truth was an activist who got beat up by Israel's righteous supporters. U.S. money is hard at work. But others are too. "Only rarely is a foreign head of state invited to speak before Congress. It's unlikely any other has attempted to sell them such a pile of propaganda and prevarication, hypocrisy and sanctimony. The fact that the Congress rose to its feet multiple times to applaud him (mostly shows) the ignorance of its members. Did they know they were cheering for the death of possibility?"
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