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May 20

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 29

No progress on gun control to report

buy essays for college Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to write any more columns on gun control, largely because the exercise is: 1. Futile. 2. A waste of time. 3. Unproductive. But with Congress taking up the issue again and Washington awash with hypocrisy amid rumors of progress, it is a time …

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Jul 02

Save austerity measures for the next boom

Obama should reject the conservative mantra that equates government and family spending. By Donald Kaul There are two competing theories on how to pull us out of the economic slump we’re in, but you’d hardly know it from the debate going on in Washington. Conservatives, who want us to cut our way to prosperity, keep drowning …

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Jun 28

One weak domino

Other countries have problems, but Greece’s are an encyclopedia of bad behavior. By Donald Kaul The stock market keeps going up and down like a yo-yo. I thought you’d like to know why. It’s Greece. Oh, not totally — there are other miscreants involved — but pretty much everyone agrees the Greeks are the first …

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Jun 18

Running for Magician-in-Chief

Running for Magician-in-Chief Republicans are embracing a dangerous Marxist philosophy. By Donald Kaul Our long national nightmare is over. Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination for president. Let the etch-a-sketching begin. Romney was officially put over the top by the Texas primary last month, although in truth his victory had been a foregone conclusion …

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Jun 11

Recalling the Gilded Age

Americans just won’t take greed from their next-door neighbors. By Donald Kaul Organized labor, liberals in general, and President Barack Obama in particular got their heads handed to them by the good people of Wisconsin, with a little help from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. The state, once home to Fighting Bob LaFollette — the …

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Jun 04

Bitter broccoli

Life without funny is too great a price to pay for good health. By Donald Kaul A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my attempt to become a vegan — that is to say, one who partakes neither of meat nor fish nor dairy. It’s not an easy life, I said. It seemed …

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May 29

Walmart’s unsurprising bribes

Bribery is as American as apple pie. By Donald Kaul I’ve never been a great fan of Walmart. I like little towns, towns where Main Street is lined with small shops and stores — drugstores, hardware stores, a café where you can get breakfast or lunch, maybe a clothing store or two — that kind …

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