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Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a
historic crisis--that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes,
mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time,
the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign
oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

Now Wal-Mart's banned those mags for lads
But so far hasn't banned the scads
Of other soft-core porn on view--
Like busty dolls that do kung fu,

Just in case you didn't have a clue who George W.

Two major lawsuits--filed in the United States against multinational
corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting
apartheid--are at a critical juncture.

See also Tim Shorrock's March 2002 story for The Nation
on the Carlyle Group.

As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.

The best names in Wall Street, who besmirched themselves with
double-dealing stock-market scandals, were finally "punished" recently,
and the miscreants could not contain their glee.

Blogs

In a violation of their First Amendment rights, students have been suspended for protesting their district’s budget cuts. New York unions plan a massive rally to oppose the financial industry's unscrupulous practices and Mayor Bloomberg’s slashing of social services.

April 25, 2011

A Democratic congressman tells the president to stop reading from GOP talking points and start borrowing a page from FDR.

April 25, 2011

In 2010, Boeing received a net tax refund of $137 million from state and local governments despite earning more than $4 billion in pretax profits. But instead of investing back into communities, the company uses its corporate welfare to crush unions.

April 24, 2011

Maine's Susan Collins is no liberal. But she is not about to back Ryan's plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid. Will other GOP senators be as honest in their assessment of a bad bill?

April 23, 2011

Eric on Smithsonian's Jazz anthology and Reed Richardson on the S&P's rating of the bond market.

April 22, 2011

A major new poll shows that Americans do not believe cutting the deficit will create jobs. So why have leaders of both parties become deficit hawks?

April 22, 2011

As the effects of budget cuts begin to sink in, hundreds turn out to protest their local leaders and the president himself.

April 22, 2011

Republicans tried to use the recent budget compromise to hurt the CFPB, but came away almost empty-handed.

April 21, 2011

Students on both coasts protest deep cuts to education budgets.

April 21, 2011

Here in the US all we seem to hear about is deficits and debt. Yet even the countries that hold a lot of our debt are concerned for our lack of investment at home.

April 20, 2011