Category: VIBES

The American Election’s Global Reach

The American Election’s Global Reach

September 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

American conservatism’s glorification of the unfettered economy is thus out of step with the balanced approach that voters here and across the capitalist democracies are looking for. Obama and Clinton know this. It’s the central problem Romney faces, which is why he is flailing.

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Don’t Tell Anyone, But The Stimulus Worked

Don’t Tell Anyone, But The Stimulus Worked

September 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Republicans learned a lesson from the stimulus that Democrats didn’t expect: unwavering opposition, distortion, deceit and ridicule actually work, especially when the opposition doesn’t put up a fight. The lesson for Democrats seems equally clear: when government actually works, let the world know about it.

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Republicans Should Address Voter Suppression Concerns

Republicans Should Address Voter Suppression Concerns

August 31, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The unprecedented attacks against African Americans and Latinos right to vote, by well-funded and highly organized groups linked to the Tea Party and other right wing groups, has resulted in both communities joining forces to defend our constitutional right to vote.

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US Republican Convention: An Ocean Of Difference

US Republican Convention: An Ocean Of Difference

August 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A Republican win in November would be a domestic disaster for America and show that the gulf between America and the rest of the developed world is widening even more.

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here’s Why I’m Backing Barack Obama

Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here’s Why I’m Backing Barack Obama

August 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation.

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A Quick End To TARP Means a Smaller Payoff For Taxpayers

A Quick End To TARP Means a Smaller Payoff For Taxpayers

August 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Sure, the bank portion of TARP has been profitable so far. The Treasury Department estimates that it will make almost $22 billion from its bank support programs. That includes an estimated $3 billion loss from the smaller banks’ paper.

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Paul Ryan Can Be a Catholic and Still Worship Ayn Rand

Paul Ryan Can Be a Catholic and Still Worship Ayn Rand

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, has said that Ayn Rand, the author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” lit the inner fire that led him to public service.

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The White Correspondent’s Burden: Telling Africa’s Story Differently

The White Correspondent’s Burden: Telling Africa’s Story Differently

August 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Today, the “savage nature” of Africa is still on display, in American headlines: “Uganda’s rebels in murderous spree,” “Congo a country of rape and ruin” “Africa’s Forever Wars.”

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Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan

Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan

August 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have no plan to take on Wall Street, the Fed, the military-industrial complex, social insurance or the nation’s fiscal calamity and no plan to revive capitalist prosperity — just empty sermons.

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This Is One October Surprise Obama Surely Sees Coming

This Is One October Surprise Obama Surely Sees Coming

July 31, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Juan Williams of FoxNews thinks in late October, President Obama may announce his campaign is tapped out of money and unable to answer the final round of attack ads from his opponent, Mitt Romney.

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Don’t Criticize Obama for Being Too Rational About Israel

Don’t Criticize Obama for Being Too Rational About Israel

July 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The president is coming under fire for an attitude toward an ally that ought to be standard fare in statecraft.

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Ehud Barak Is The Only Leader Who Can Take On Netanyahu

Ehud Barak Is The Only Leader Who Can Take On Netanyahu

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble. He missed the opportunity to push forward the election at the high point of his popularity and now his leadership is flagging.

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Islamophobia And The Republican Party

Islamophobia And The Republican Party

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Republican politicians’ attack on a Muslim State Department official echoes the Communist witch-hunts of an earlier era.

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Weill Says Break Up Citigroup: Now He Tells Us

Weill Says Break Up Citigroup: Now He Tells Us

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Today, speaking on CNBC, the former chief executive officer and chairman said that big banks like the one he created should be split up to shield taxpayers from the consequences of their losses.

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Bibi-Nomics / The PM Is Putting Our Country At Risk

Bibi-Nomics / The PM Is Putting Our Country At Risk

July 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz will present a plan to the cabinet Monday to slash the 2012 budget.

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The American Election Is Really A Battle For The Future Of Capitalism

The American Election Is Really A Battle For The Future Of Capitalism

July 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Mitt Romney embodies a system dominated by financial engineering that uses companies as casino chips.

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North Korean Power Shuffle No Surprise

North Korean Power Shuffle No Surprise

July 19, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

What has been happening in North Korea recently is straight out of the Hereditary Dictatorship for Dummies handbook.

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There’s Nothing New About Uncertainty

There’s Nothing New About Uncertainty

July 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Uncertainty has become a news media darling since 2008. The recession, credit crisis and market collapse drive lots of interest in the idea.

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The GOP: Nothing But Lip Service – From June 2003

The GOP: Nothing But Lip Service – From June 2003

July 3, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The GOP’s lip service on the military. Has their position changed since 2003?

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Former GOP Spokesman: ‘Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?’

June 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Lansing attorney does not like Supreme Court Obamacare ruling.

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