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Monday, May 16, 2011

Arizona senator denounces torture and debunks Bin Laden myths

For the longest time, a certain admirable, independent senator from Arizona disappeared from public life, replaced by an irresponsible, opportunistic and occasionally demagogic figure who seemed to have...
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Point out Republican gimmicks and unfair impacts

Having hesitated to fully enter the fiscal fray, President Obama has at last delivered a plausible, principled response to the budgetary flimflam of the far right. But one speech, even a very good speech, won't fulfill his obligation in this fateful argument...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

His budget punishes the poor and elderly but doesn't reduce the debt or deficit

What the meteoric career of Paul Ryan demonstrates is how easily impressed we are whenever a politician purports to restore solvency by punishing the poor and the elderly (while coddling the rich). The Wisconsin Republican congressman's fiscal plan has won rave reviews from both the usual right-wing suspects and some self-styled centrists, who have praised him and his...
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ideologues want a shutdown, regardless of the damage

Scarcely any news story induces sleep as swiftly and surely as congressional budget negotiations—a topic that features politicians bickering loudly over huge...

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