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Different visions for our country

By JACKIE CALMES and CARL HULSE Negotiations over a broad deficit reduction plan collapsed in acrimony on Friday after Speaker John A. Boehner suddenly broke off talks with President Obama, raising the risk of an economy-shaking default. The latest turn in the summer’s … Continue reading

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Imperial retreat

Tarak Barkawi Not so long ago, Western powers were doubling down on their commitment to Afghanistan. Dire warnings circulated about how the US “abandoned” the country after the Soviet retreat. This time, the West would stay and help Afghanistan achieve … Continue reading

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Getting to Crazy

By Paul Krugman There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of … Continue reading

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The R-word

By Ted Rall The Associated Press’ Paul Wiseman had one of the snappier headlines last week: “The Economic Recovery Turns Two – Feel Better?” “After previous recessions, people in all income groups tended to benefit,” Wiseman wrote. “This time, ordinary … Continue reading

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Excuses

By Paul Krugman If you were shocked by Friday’s job report, if you thought we were doing well and were taken aback by the bad news, you haven’t been paying attention. The fact is, the United States economy has been … Continue reading

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Change cannot be denied

Moment of Opportunity Transcript President Obama’s vision for reforms across the Middle East and North Africa. If you listen carefully, you hear him speak to his own fellow country (wo)men about change, not just for others, but themselves. Even tough … Continue reading

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Saboteur in action

By Thomas L Friedman It is hard to read the news from Japan to the Persian Gulf and then reflect on American politics and not conclude, as scientists would say, that we’re running an uncontrolled experiment on the only country … Continue reading

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Egypt will never be the same

The moral force of non-violence…there is something in the soul that cries out for freedom.

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State of the Union

That world has changed. And for many, the change has been painful.  I’ve seen it in theshuttered windows of once booming factories, and the vacant storefronts of once busy MainStreets. I’ve heard it in the frustrations of Americans who’ve seen their paychecks … Continue reading

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