Monday, November 29, 2010

Justice Stevens vs. the death penalty
The recently retired John Paul Stevens offers rare criticism of former Supreme Court colleagues. Will his argument change the debate over capital punishment?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Thanksgiving Wars? No Thanks
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Happy Thanksgiving. That is not a political sentiment. Yet this year, everything seems partisan and even this most unifying of national holidays has become an occasion for ideological warfare.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DeLay convicted in money laundering trial
A Texas jury finds former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates. He could be sentenced to life in prison.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Repeal health care? Give up your own first!
Tell Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell if they want to repeal health care, they need to practice what they preach, and give up their own government-sponsored health care first.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Hijacked Commission
A process meant to deal with the nation’s long-run fiscal problems has been hijacked on behalf of an ideological agenda.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By Chris Hedges —
The country suffers an impoverishment of ideas and analysis at a moment when we desperately need radical voices to make sense of the corporate destruction of the global economy and the ecosystem.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare state that ...
by Michael Daly Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare statethat enjoys generous federal subsidies.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Rand Paul’s Lack of Class
by Matthew Rothschild
Rand Paul can pretend that classes don’t exist in America, and he can propose policies that will help the richest and punish everyone else, but all he proves by doing so is that he’s the one who’s got no more

Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Tea Party and the Midterms
By Joe Conason
The fleeting thrill of ousting a particular elected official (or even dozens of them) ultimately will not bring much comfort to anyone inspired by more than mere partisan fury.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Nothing to apologize for by E.J. Dionne Jr.
Pelosi wants another crack at electoral vindication.

Nancy Pelosi, undone by her own success by Eugene Robinson
The GOP was able to make Nancy Pelosi an issue because she was so effective as House speaker.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Race and the Tea Party’s Ire
by Eugene Robinson
The first African-American president takes office, and almost immediately we see the birth of an overwhelmingly white national movement that tries its best to delegitimize that president. Coincidence?

Oscar Celador Publico, as summarized in THE WEEK, November 5, 2010 issue

The rise of the Tea Party in the U.S. is baffling to Europeans, said Oscar Celador. The American economy is suffering a severe crisis that, "because of the limited protection offered by the American welfare state," hits the working class hardest. Yet the phenomenon of this campaign season is a political movement, "driven by important personalities of the Republican Party," that advocates lower taxes, less government, "and the disappearance of essential services like health care, pensions, and public education." If these people take over the government, the U.S. could return to the dark ages that Europe has put behind it, in which only the wealthy have access to decent health care or university education, and elderly people beg in the streets. What's "truly peculiar" is that the deficit created by Obama is much lower than that created by Bush- and much of Obama's spending was simply to repair the collapse of the financial system caused by the "uncontrolled capitalism" of the Bush era. To understand U.S. politics, we can only look to Groucho Marx, who said, "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." Of course, he was joking. The Tea Parties are not.

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