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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 08:27 am
By gollies, America’s workaday majority of middle-class and poor people have a fighter on our side in Washington. Unfortunately, that fighter is Barack Obama. He waved his white hankie of surren...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 05:34 am
OK, Barack Obama has not exactly turned out to be Mount Rushmore material, but – good God! – the petulant pettiness of right-wing Republican congressional leaders has turned them into a na...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 06:44 pm
Here’s the core economic problem we’re facing today: Unemployment and underemployment are rampant and entrenched throughout America, stifling any hope for real recovery and threatening the...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 09:07 am
Economists and politicians keep their fingers on the pulse of the Dow Jones Average, following every tick of this narrow measure of Wall Street wealth. But the truer indicator of America’s econo...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm
In March of last year, Massey Energy Corp.’s official record book for recording unsafe conditions in its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia said flatly: “none observed.” It ...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:54 pm
America’s long, long war in Afghanistan has drained more than 1,500 precious lives and a trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay paid off this year with the capture...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:41 am
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get your ticket to see ‘Rick the Wonder Worker!’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed as Gov. Good Ha...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 03:19 am
“We have a problem,” said House Speaker Shap Smith of Vermont. “We need to solve it.” This comment reflects a no-nonsense, hands-on, can-do attitude you rarely find in legislat...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 08:27 am
If some predator were stalking fourth-graders in your community, there’d be a mighty uproar to make the predator get away and stay away from your schools. But what if the stalker is the coal ind...


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