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With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs

WASHINGTON - Three years after our worst recession since the Great Depression officially ended, the U.S. economy is still very weak. The people most hurt by this weakness are the unemployed and the poor, and of course the two problems are related.
End tax-cuts for super-rich only and spend new revenues on job creation

WASHINGTON - President Obama is confronting mostly Republican opponents over whether to extend the Bush tax-cuts to the richest 1 percent of taxpayers.
Expert questions ANWR job claim

An economist is disputing claims about the number of jobs that would be created by oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Pro: Should President Obama have asked Congress for a declaration of war before firing missiles into Libya?

"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
Bernanke must go

WASHINGTON - The recent release of documents showing that the Federal Reserve lent tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign banks in 2008 and 2009 has raised more questions about Ben Bernanke's chairmanship of the Fed.
Protesters reflect vast majority on 99 % of most major issues

WASHINGTON - The Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread to scores of cities claims to represent "the 99 percent." Does it? Ninety-nine percent is perhaps too high a bar for public opinion.
GOP's assault on women bogs down in quicksand

WASHINGTON - The Republicans' gamble that they could ride a backlash against the Obama administration's efforts to increase the availability of contraception has gone terribly bad.
Net Neutrality absolutely vital to assuring progressive free speech

WASHINGTON - The mass media remains one of the most powerful forces blocking social and economic progress in the 21st century.
New Latin leaders should be role models for Obama

WASHINGTON - Imagine that Barack Obama, upon taking office in January 2009, had decided to deliver on his campaign promise "to end business-as-usual in Washington so we can bring about real change."
Obama health plan will benefit every working American

WASHINGTON - With the U.S. economy's downward spiral still accelerating and the federal government looking at its largest budget deficits since World War II, some are saying that this is not the time to expand health-care coverage to all Americans.


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