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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

OFF-SHORE DRILLING HOAX

Here’s the real scoop on off-shore oil drilling in our country.  Let’s start with the fact that the U.S. uses 25% of the world’s supply of oil, way more than any other country uses.  And the world’s supply of oil has already peaked and is now in decline.  The answer some have come up with is “Drill Baby Drill,” by which […]

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REALLY?

Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty said on CNN’s Sunday State of the Union show, “The Tea Party movement represents new energy, new ideas, passion around these themes of:  ‘we’ve had enough’; ‘government’s too big’; ‘the debt’s too big’; and to the extent that accrues to the Republican side of the ledger, we’ll take that energy.” […]

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PROTECT MIRANDA RIGHTS

We’ve gone round and round here at CLN over Miranda rights in the age of terrorism.  We’re pleased to say that we found a wonderful opinion by Sol Wachtler in the New York Times that put it all into perspective.  Sol Wachtler is a professor of constitutional law, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and the author […]

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WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?

It seems odd to me that the American people, who are really mad and they’re not going to take it anymore, are mad at the g-o-v-e-r-n-m-e-n-t rather than mad at corporate America and Wall Street (who actually caused the economic melt-down).  So many have bought-in to the idea that ‘big government is to blame for the […]

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UPDATE

CHECK-IT-OUT:  Great article by David Leonhart in New York Times that says while there are superficial similarities between Greece’s budget woes and our deficits, that our economy is actually growing and Greece is close to default. According to the chief economist at the Treasury, “It’s not a matter of whether we have the resources to solve our [deficit] problems” … “It’s […]

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PROGRESSIVES AND THE DEFICIT

So the Republican-right’s story (and they’re sticking to it!) is that it is the Democrats and President Obama who are responsible for our country’s deficits.  Well, go ahead, just forget the facts:  Bill Clinton not only lowered deficits, but actually left a SURPLUS for George Bush’s administration.  The last time the fiscal picture looked really […]

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AMERICAN THEOCRACY

We found this photograph while doing research for the article, and were immediately taken with it.  The image is moving, and the fact that it was created by a 15 year old student makes it even more striking.  We asked the photographer, Julian Varah-Sikes to share with us what he was thinking and feeling when he […]

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