Nov 212012
 

By Robert Reich, RobertReich.org

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I wish President Obama and the Democrats would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn’t the nation’s major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn’t be our major goal. Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both. Continue reading »

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Nov 212012
 

By Stephen Lendman

We’re All Gazans Now

The whole world’s watching. Growing millions know.

Israel’s a rogue terror state. It’s amoral, brutish, and ruthless. Arabs are murdered for not being Jews. Gazans suffer most of all. Israel’s been terror-bombing them daily. Civilians are maliciously targeted. Growing numbers are killed. Official totals way understate the toll. Many others are injured. Children are traumatized. Parents are frantic. How much more of this can people take? Continue reading »

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Nov 212012
 

Kate Randall, wsws.org

Nearly 50 million people are living in poverty in the United States. This was the dire news delivered eight days after the presidential election in a report from the US Census Bureau.

The new report’s findings—which factor in expenses and government-provided benefits, providing a more accurate picture of US poverty—are a damning indictment of American capitalism. Based on data from 2011, three full years into Obama’s first term, the report is also a commentary on the reactionary character of the administration and its response to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Continue reading »

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