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jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Sep.06.2009
With apologies, in advance, to Naomi Klein, I think what we're looking at now is not just shock, shock and awe, but a level of toxicity unparalleled in what we like to think of as the civilized world. Stay tuned as 2010 may prove to be a wake-up call for the Democraps who already have a long, and...
david-moolten's picture
Aug.27.2009
What’s wrong with the current system? Gross inefficiency, redundancy of services (generally lowering overall quality because the added programs lack adequate proficiency and don’t significantly improve access), irrational deployment of resources (i.e. too many specialists and too few primary care...
john-braun's picture
Aug.17.2009
I just read an article that I thought was very well done. The article discusses the tactics the Obama administration has used to try to get the current House version of the healthcare bill passed. As you read through them, it becomes more and more apparent, at least to me, that if there was actual...
hank-edson's picture
Jul.09.2009
Published on Friday, July 3, 2009 by the San Francisco Chronicle and on Saturday, July 4, 2009 by CommonDreams.org. This Fourth of July, let's give America the birthday present she cannot do without. Let's give the people back their Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence sets...
geri-spieler's picture
May.22.2009
Melting polar ice caps, decreasing fertile land, dying species, floating islands of waste and unstoppable virus strains. What is happening? How is this happening? The Right (read Republican) says this is all "hog wash." They trot out doubting scientists who dispute the claims of natural...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Dec.11.2008
"Progressives cannot let up. The campaign now turns to pushing Democrats to enact the progressive agenda that they ran on and that the voters support.  Democrats have two years to show that they can pass bills that will help working people." Jim M. Cullen Editorial, "Center-...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.23.2008
Some in the Arab world are reportedly fearful of having Hillary Clinton as our next secretary of state. There is concern that the New York senator is hawkish, and that her pro-Israeli posturing underlies a deeper bias which will, in the end, prevail. As has been suggested, Senator Clinton, at one...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.17.2008
Last night, in his first interview since being elected, Barack Obama told "60 Minutes" that among his top priorities is to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But, Guantanamo Bay is not just a prison, it's a state of mind, and a legal limbo in which hundreds have been...
sunny-singh's picture
Nov.05.2008
Last night, watching the US elections unfold, I was reminded inexorably of the very first South African elections on that country's long march to "liberation." I lived in Johannesburg for the year preceding the historic 1994 elections that finally ended apartheid, signalled most...
jean-taggart's picture
Nov.04.2008
And, another blah blah blah from McCain supporters I'm really getting tired of, is the blathering on about how we absolutely need the checks and balance of a a divided Congress and President if both Obama and Congress put the Democrats in power. It must be my memory has deteriorated even more...