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Obama must stop searching for common ground—and start defining higher ground.
Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?
When Congress, the president and the media run roughshod over popular will and citizen action, small-d democracy pays the price.
Deficit hawks argue that excessive government spending drives the US's debt woes. They're wrong.
The economy is a shambles, saved from a free fall only by the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented promise of free money for banks for at least two years.
The only way to provide for a growing populace in need of a larger infrastructure is by raising the debt ceiling.
This "Super" Committee is actually a ticking time bomb strapped to two sacred cows: military spending and social spending.
Take a dollar from working stiffs who need government, take a dollar from the super-rich who don’t need a tax break. How fair is that?
This phony debt crisis has now passed through the looking glass into the realm where madness reigns.
After years of unnecessary spending and tax cuts, Republican politicians are finally complaining about unfathomable amounts of debt.
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