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Stifling Growthnew

Spending cuts and privatization have ravaged the economy.
Charleston City Paper  |  Mat Catastrophe  |  08-02-2012  |  Commentary

7-7-7: The Battle Cry

Forget Herman Cain's 9-9-9. The battle cry for every American ought to be 7-7-7. 7-7-7: for the $7.7 trillion the Bush and Obama Administrations secretly funneled to the banksters.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  12-01-2011  |  Commentary

What's the Matter with Obama?

As a pundit it's my job to explain why politicians do the things they do. Why isn't Obama worried about unemployment?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-18-2011  |  Commentary

Let's Put People To Work Insulating America's Homesnew

Each year hundreds of millions of dollars worth of energy are lost through the walls, windows, and roofs of American houses.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  11-22-2010  |  Commentary

How Too Little State Spending Will Hurt Recovery in Upstate New Yorknew

The lower your income in New York State, the more of it you pay in state and local income, sales, property, and excise taxes. The more you make, the less of it you pay in state and local taxes here.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  03-27-2010  |  Commentary

Maria Cantwell, Monday-Morning-Quarterbacking the Financial Crisisnew

It's a regular lovefest for Sen. Maria Cantwell, who recently teamed up with Sen. John McCain to try to re-regulate Wall Street. A week ago, Tina Brown's The Daily Beast declared Cantwell one of a dozen "rising political stars."
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  01-11-2010  |  Politics

How Class Caricatures Could Blow it for the Democratsnew

Democrats have a problem explaining progressive economic policies when they've been successfully caricatured as cultural elitists and snobs who sneer at the tastes, faith, gender roles, and economic aspirations of working people. Thus the unfortunate vulnerability of Barack Obama.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  04-18-2008  |  Commentary

Vietnam War Was a Brilliant Idea Compared to Iraqi Messnew

Regardless of your theology, Bush Two is right indeed to point out that someday we will all be dead; what he left out is that thanks to his idiot policies and political cowardice, many of us are likely to be impoverished first.
Metro Times  |  Jack Lessenberry  |  08-07-2004  |  Commentary

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