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Wanted: Real leaders

By Thomas Friedman TO Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor, I just have two words of advice: Herbert Hoover. I know you’re all familiar with that name. Hoover lives in infamy in U.S. … Continue reading

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Perfect Storm

By Mark Levine Perhaps the title isn’t fair. The storm that awaits Barack Obama at the UN is not entirely of his own creation. He did not create half a century of US foreign policy based on support for authoritarianism … Continue reading

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Crumbling

By Tomas L Friedman I’ve never been more worried about Israel’s future. The crumbling of key pillars of Israel’s security — the peace with Egypt, the stability of Syria and the friendship of Turkey and Jordan — coupled with the … Continue reading

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Crossroads

The world we live in now is in such a precarious state. What we are observing  is not just fundamental changes to the way we used to live -moreover,  the sweeping changes affect the very structures that have influenced our … Continue reading

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Falling down

By Malcolm Fraser If the broad post-World War II prosperity that has endured for six decades comes to an end, both the United States and Europe will be responsible. With rare exceptions, politics has become a discredited profession throughout the West. … Continue reading

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An unequal society

By Robert B. Reich THE 5 percent of Americans with the highest incomes now account for 37 percent of all consumer purchases, according to the latest research from Moody’s Analytics. That should come as no surprise. Our society has become more … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid !

By Paul Krugman Has market turmoil left you feeling afraid? Well, it should. Clearly, the economic crisis that began in 2008 is by no means over. But there’s another emotion you should feel: anger. For what we’re seeing now is … Continue reading

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The president surrenders

By Paul Krugman A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling is in the works. If it goes through, many commentators will declare that disaster was avoided. But they will be wrong. For the deal itself, given the available information, … Continue reading

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The culture of balance

By Paul Krugman The facts of the crisis over the debt ceiling aren’t complicated. Republicans have, in effect, taken America hostage, threatening to undermine the economy and disrupt the essential business of government unless they get policy concessions they would … Continue reading

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Smash the Ceiling

By James Surowiecki In the past few years, the U.S. economy has been beset by the subprime meltdown, skyrocketing oil prices, the Eurozone debt crisis, and even the Tohoku earthquake. Now it’s staring at a new problem—a failure to raise … Continue reading

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