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krugman’s wisdom

January 16, 2009

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If only President-elect Barack Obama had the magnanimity to give Princeton professor Paul Krugman a job in his cabinet. Krugman, a leading light in international trade and economics who recently received a Nobel Prize in Economics, wrote a scathing and courageous column in today’s New York Times. In taking on a topic no one on […]

another nominee snag?

January 12, 2009

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So much for the soon-to-be Obama administration’s so-called stringent vetting processes for hiring staffers. Bill Richardson has already withdrawn from being considered as Commerce Secretary. The choice for the next attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., continues to face much criticism and skepticism for his years in private practice and his dodgy recommendations for presidential […]

the end for clinton?

May 9, 2008

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Is it really the end for Hillary Clinton? Could it be that her campaign, which has been counted for dead so often but then miraculously resurrected so many times in the past, will truly stay dead this time? Is it actually the case that her campaign is now history though Clinton had been expected to […]

myanmar generals’ travesty

May 9, 2008

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When the unfortunate people of Myanmar get through the catastrophe of the cyclone that is believed to have killed over 23,000 over the weekend and put 1.5 million at risk of starvation or disease, they will hopefully have the strength to come together and overthrow the nasty, corrupt and callous military regime that is prolonging […]

wright fall-out for obama

May 3, 2008

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Well, it looks like the halo over Senator Barack Obama’s head is starting to lose its shine. It took Obama’s former pastor, the incendiary Reverend Jeremiah Wright, to cause likely voters to take a longer, harder look at Obama. And they don’t seem to like what they see after the hullabaloo of the past week, […]

taking on fox news

May 2, 2008

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“How are you going to stand up to the terrorists when you’re afraid of Fox News?” Jay Leno famously mocked the Democrats’ refusal to appear on Fox News-sponsored debates during his monologue on his nightly “Tonight Show”.  But these days, it looks like the Democrats have toughened up and are bravely taking on the channel seen […]

gas tax holiday more harmful than good

April 30, 2008

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With 44 percent of Americans telling a recent poll that rising gas prices is a serious economic concern, it is no wonder that the presidential candidates have weighed in on the issue. But it would be a mistake to cave in to populism and enact a gas and diesel tax holiday, as proposed by both presumptive […]