Tag Archive: Barack Obama

May 20 2013

Middle Eastern re-run

Can you hear it? Conservatives are beating their war drums and banging their tambourines, trying to gin up support for U.S. intervention in Syria. Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been particularly vocal about their desire to get us deeply embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. They …

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Apr 24 2013

Cutting your benefits isn’t the ‘middle’ way

The federal budget is, according to many experts, a “political document.” It’s how our political leaders convey their priorities to the people they serve. So what’s the political lesson of Barack Obama’s recent budget plan? He apparently thinks older people could get by with less. how to learn Chinese The Obama budget has attracted a …

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Apr 17 2012

Getting pricier to eat, drive

Call it “trickle-down inflation.” It’s not just oil and gasoline prices that are going up now. A lot of other things are rising in cost as well, beginning with food. That makes sense. When farmers and grocery stores pay more for fuel, they end up passing that cost along the production chain. Eventually, it reaches …

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Apr 02 2012

Our failed Cuba policy fixation

In an election year, presidential candidates spend a great deal of time bowing before the altar of the creaky Cuban embargo. By Jess Hunter-Bowman It’s election season. When they’re not kissing babies or holding staged conversations with average voters at coffee shops, presidential hopefuls will dust off tired arguments about the national security threat posed …

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Dec 20 2011

We should buy more white flags

Today, the business of America is war. By William A. Collins War for some, Increases wealth; For all the rest, It ruins health. President Calvin Coolidge famously explained in 1925 that “the business of America is business.” Lately, that aphorism has been superseded by the model developed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama: …

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Sep 27 2011

Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

By William A. Collins You may wonder why President Barack Obama is so intent on passing a free-trade agreement with Colombia. One answer is simple enough: Big Agriculture. Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports, cheap U.S. grain would flood the South American country. That will be good for Cargill, the American agribusiness …

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Sep 13 2011

The Iraq War Isn’t Over

By Phyllis Bennis No U.S. troops were killed in Iraq last month. So why aren’t we celebrating? Because the war isn’t over yet and it costs way too much — in Iraqi lives and our money. With so much attention and so many billions of our tax dollars shifting from Iraq to the devastating and …

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Aug 31 2011

Endless war isn’t the answer to 9/11

By Jim Cason Tens of millions of people will soon observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In New York City, the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day will be read out loud and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will join the families of the victims …

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