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US Credit Downgraded After “Compromise”


They Did It! “Know Nothing” tea baggers finally made us pay attention!!! No longer will the fringe “Teabaggers” be ridiculed as loony but  amusing members of our society led by a well heeled cabal of those interested in turning back … Continue reading

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Robert Scheer: The Die Has Been Cast


The Recovery Is Dead, Long Live the Recovery Robert Scheer, 8/3/11 The die has been cast. Obama’s “nearly complete capitulation to the hostage-taking demands of Republican extremists,” as an editorial in the normally sedate New York Times described the deal to raise the … Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann Lets Us Know What Time It Is


Former MSNBC commentator (now at http://www.current.com) tells us in no uncertain terms his opinion (and mine) of the outcome of the recent debate over whether or not we should pay debts incurred by past US governments. http://tinyurl.com/3hd5z4p

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American Medical Roulette: What are the Odds?


Whats wrong with this picture?  Well, for one thing, the US pays $7,200/year for healthcare per person.  For another, we don’t have a national healthcare system.  More importantly, the $7,200 buys us a life expectancy of about 78 years.  Portugal has a life expectancy … Continue reading

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US Credit Rating Lowered in Advance of Deadline


Egan-Jones is not one of the largest of the ratings companies, but ‘large’ sometimes means ‘slow to move.’  Smaller, nimble ratings companies keep their ears to the ground and, by hearing a stampede in the distance, are able to provide … Continue reading

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Norquist: The GOP’s Grey Eminence


Somewhere in the shadowy past, somewhere between the ascendance of Karl Rove and the fumbling of Ralph Reed, the duplicity of Jack Abramov, and Tom (the Hammer) DeLay, another star was rising on the horizon.   Grover Norquist, differed from the crowd because he … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Abandon Obama?


President Barack Obama “Change we can believe in” has come to be an empty slogan.  Once again the Democratic party is on the defensive against a grey eminence which demands that no tax increases be implemented. In fact, it demands … Continue reading

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