Friday, December 31, 2010

The New Voodoo
by Paul Krugman
This was a year of spectacular hypocrisy. From politicians (mainly Republicans), that meant you got your money for nothing and your tax cuts for free.

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GOP To Filibuster New Year, In Order to Avoid Responsibility of Governing
By Don Davis
“WE’RE TAKING THE POSITION THAT IT TAKES AT LEAST 60 VOTES FOR THE EARTH TO FINISH ITS REVOLUTION AROUND THE SUN, AND TO PLACATE OUR TEA PARTY REVOLUTIONISTS, WE’LL BE PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ADOPT THE MEDIEVAL POSITION THAT THE SUN CIRCLES THE EARTH.”


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sept. 11 Heroes Disdained on the Right
By Joe Conason
To understand the depths of shame and cynicism in the partisan stalling of health legislation for 9/11 first responders, it is only necessary to recall how eagerly Republican politicians once rushed to identify themselves with New York City’s finest and bravest.
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People, we're in deep trouble
Even compared to the manifest swindles and perversions of the past 20 years, we haven't seen anything like Fox News
by Gene Lyons

Sunday, December 12, 2010


God Bless Bernie Sanders
by Jacob Heilbrunn
Author, "They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons"
Sometimes it's worth taking a stand. Sanders didn't just do that. In pointing to the gross disparities in wealth in the United States, he did something else. He told the truth. The contrast with President Obama could hardly have been starker.
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A Vermont Senator Becomes a Twitter Sensation
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Obama and Bush: A real difference
On safety, health, and environmental regulatory enforcement, this White House takes its responsibility seriously
by Andrew Leonard
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It's Time to Protect and Strengthen Social Security, Not Undermine It
by Gara LaMarche
Widespread claims that Social Security can't pay its bills, or that the trust fund will be depleted by the time today's children are ready to collect their benefits, are false. To the contrary, it's one of the most successful social programs of all time.

Monday, December 06, 2010

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WikiLeaks and the End of U.S. ‘Diplomacy’
By Amy Goodman —
The way the U.S. conducts diplomacy is now getting more exposure than ever—as is the apparent ease with which the U.S. government lives up (or down) to the adage used by pioneering journalist I.F. Stone: “Governments lie.”

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Blaming Obama’s America First
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
We are about to enter a two-year period in which the Beltway Republicans will always blame Obama’s America first—you know, the America that happens to disagree with much of the conservative agenda, the America from which they want to “take back” the country, as if the rest of us represent an alien force.

Iran’s Best Friends on Capitol Hill
By Joe Conason
By stalling or killing President Obama’s new START treaty, Republicans would provide moral support to Iran, North Korea and any other rogue regime seeking to arm itself with nukes.
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Why Exactly Is President Obama Acting Like George McFly?
by Bob Cesca
The president looks weaker than at any other time in his presidency. He's completely off the rails, following rules that no longer exist, and well beyond any notion of post-partisanship.
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