Monday, July 04, 2011

What Our Declaration Really Said
By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
Our nation confronts a challenge this Fourth of July that we face but rarely: We are at odds over the meaning of our history and why, to quote our Declaration of Independence, “governments are instituted.”

$4 Trillion for War—and Counting
By Joe Conason —
Anyone paying attention to the costs of U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan must have known that the president badly underestimated those numbers on June 22, when he told the nation that we have spent “a trillion dollars.”

Shining the Spotlight on the Corporate Pay Gap
By David Sirota —
As the deficit has exploded, incriminating facts have leaked out showing that many corporations pay more to their executives than they pay in taxes (and many firms pay no corporate income tax at all).

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