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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
My father worked hard all his life.  The work changed over the years, but it was always physical, usually dirty, and always hard.  And he never gave up and never quit.             During the election campaign of 2012, I thought a lot...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
The civil war in Libya is particularly attractive to the media because thanks to the simple terrain there, the conflict is very much like a football game. The two sides advance and retreat on a level that’s easy to digest. The situation is nothing like the one in Afghanistan, with its tangled zones...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
No, Social Security isn’t doomed. That’s just junk put out there by an army of reactionary Rasputins who want all New Deal programs rolled back so we can go back to the good old days when John D. Rockefeller and Herbert Hoover had everything under control.   If we fail to tinker with it,...
evelyn-sharenov's picture
Day one and all.  As a former and still proud member of SDS (and office-holder of Hunter College's arm of SDS), I celebrate the announcement of Mark Rudd's memoir in the NYT.  While he is vilified not just as a domestic terrorist but as the man who put the nail in SDS' coffin as the founding...