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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

The ability of Washington to turn everything on its head has no limits. We are in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Even though the recession officially ended two years ago, there are still more than 25 million people who are unemployed, can only find part-time work or who have [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

Although he passed away in 2006, states are now grappling with many of the toxic notions left behind by University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman.Although he passed away in 2006, states are now grappling with many of the toxic notions left behind by University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman. In her groundbreaking book, The Shock [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

Throughout the budget battles, it’s become a common GOP tactic to invoke the martyred image of impoverished future children in order to depict President Obama’s spending plans as being irresponsible and reckless. “We keep kicking the can down the road and splashing the soup all over our grandchildren,” said Sen. Tom Coburn of the nation’s [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

No, I didn’t make up the whistleblower title for Registered Geologist Robert (Bob) H. Gilkeson. For his important work on groundwater contamination at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in 2007 he received the annual “Whistleblower Award” from the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability at a Washington, D.C. reception. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

Throughout the budget battles, it’s become a common GOP tactic to invoke the martyred image of impoverished future children in order to depict President Obama’s spending plans as being irresponsible and reckless.  Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won’t be an isolated event. 2 comments The government [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here.   “We are sorry” read the full-page ads Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has taken out in Britain, part of a new atonement campaign clearly orchestrated by the public relations firm brought [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

With a blessing from President Obama and support even from some deficit-hawk Republicans, momentum is building for the ten-year deficit reduction plan announced Tuesday by the “Gang of Six” Democratic and Republican senators. “Can’t We All Just Get Along” commentators like the proposal, while headlines declare: “Bipartisan Support Builds for Gang of Six $3.7 Trillion [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

A new blog with frequent updates, with the latest at the top, à la my long-running WikiLeaks News Views blog. My Nation associate Kevin Donohoe is helping out mightily with links, as is Barbara Bedway. Speaking of scandal, my new book Atomic Cover-Up just out , in print and as e-book. Greg Mitchell Live blogging [...]

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Wednesday, den 20. July 2011

After weeks of ignoring News Corp.’s phone hacking scandal, Bill O’Reilly finally covered the issue on his show last night. His coverage consisted of a report from Amy Kellogg, who has been reporting on the topic for Fox News from London, and a discussion with Heritage Foundation senior fellow Nile Gardiner: In all, the segment [...]

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