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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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Matters of Principle, Gary Hart 07/31/11


Gary Hart was a presidential candidate in the 1984 and 1988 elections.  Here is his take on a speech you may never hear from President Obama, but in what seems to be the parallel universe in which we live, may … Continue reading

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4th of July at the River Bottom Campground


For those of us fortunate enough to be unemployed so we are able to enjoy this independence day from the airy elegance of our 60-sq ft (5.5 sq meter) residence this holiday near the beach in San Buenaventura on the … Continue reading

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“Starving the Beast” (STB) to Cut Education, Social Security, and Medicare


To the Limit By PAUL KRUGMAN, Published: June 30, 2011    COMMENTS (468) In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t raised. At best, we’ll suffer … Continue reading

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