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Dog days

By Danny Schechter Now that the debt drama is over for the moment, we can all safely retreat into what was once called the “dog days of summer” and chill out if the volatile weather allows us to. We can think … Continue reading

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Credibility, Chutzpah and Debt

By Paul Krugman To understand the furor over the decision by Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, to downgrade U.S. government debt, you have to hold in your mind two seemingly (but not actually) contradictory ideas. The first is that … Continue reading

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Taking to the streets

By MJ Rosenberg Imagine if the anti-establishment fervor that followed the 2008 economic collapse produced a political movement that was essentially progressive rather than reactionary. The fury that swept the country might have been directed at the people who caused the … Continue reading

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It’s just words

By STANLEY B. GREENBERG BARACK OBAMA can’t catch a break from the American public on the economy, even though he prevented a depression and saved global capitalism. Perhaps the president finds solace in knowing he’s not alone. During this period … Continue reading

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A democracy crisis

By JACOB S. HACKER and OONA A. HATHAWAY OUR nation isn’t facing just a debt crisis; it’s facing a democracy crisis. For weeks, the federal government has been hurtling toward two unsavory options: a crippling default brought on by Congressional … Continue reading

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The news of public discontent

By Michael Wines BEIJING — “After all the wind and storm, what’s going on with the high-speed train?” read the prophetic message posted last Saturday evening on the Chinese microblog Sina Weibo. “It’s crawling slower than a snail. I hope nothing … Continue reading

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No, they don’t represent us

Thousands of “indignant” demonstrators are angered by politicians’ faliure to solve high unemployment and economic woes.     From the English edition of the Spanish  Newspaper ” El Pais”

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Immediate Democracy

By Stathis Gourgouris The historical fact that Athens was the birthplace of democracy has been haunting the crowds assembled for nearly two months in the city’s Syntagma (Constitution) Square, right across from the House of Parliament, protesting undaunted against the government’s … Continue reading

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The common sense revolution

By Danny Schechter Spain is justly proud of the paella, a distinctive dish that mixes diverse vegetables or seafood into a tasty fusion of delectability. They have now created a political version in the form of Tahrir Square-esque encampment in … Continue reading

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Democratic movement

An interesting  commentary on the revolution in Tunisia, Wikileaks and the involvement of US diplomacy and politics. Democratic movement

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