Monthly Archives: January 2011

There is a clear way forward for Israelis and Palestinians

Good News From the Middle East (Really) – Both sides need to emphasize their commitment to a genuine two-state solution with an independent, sovereign Palestine living alongside Israel in peace and security. Ambiguity on this point for cynical political

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Paul Rayn

Remarks of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) – As Prepared for Delivery | Committee On The Budget Our nation is approaching a tipping point. We are at a moment, where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century

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Inventing the World

Though information technology now pervades both the most advanced “military estate” via the so-called “Revolution in Military Affairs,” as well as every sphere of political and cultural life, it maintains within itself the same original principles of self-sabotage and self-superannuation.

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Watching Egypt and Lebanon and Tunisia and the PA and…

Watching Egypt (but not on Al Jazeera) | Marc Lynch   It is too soon to know how much impact these protests will have in the short term, given that protests are not novel in Egypt and there has long

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Conservatives Can’t Just Pretend Palin Never Mattered

Time for Palin Apologists to Let Go | FrumForum   Like Jennifer Rubin, only a year ago the author of “Why Jews Hate Palin,” these second-degree Palin maniacs no longer defend Palin. Instead, they try to solve the baffling mystery:

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Ruthless Revolutionary Mastermind Speaks!

Prof. Frances Fox Piven On Death Threats: Beck Used To Be ‘Funny,’ Now ‘Very Scary’ | TPM LiveWire “I thought it was funny at the beginning,” Prof. Piven quipped, talking about the first time, about two years ago, when she

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Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy

Obama’s State of the Union and U.S. Foreign Policy | STRATFOR   There are numerous other issues Obama could address, ranging from Israel to Mexico to Russia. But, in a way, there is no point. Until the United States frees

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Fix Social Security in One Simple, Overwhelmingly Popular Step

Daily Kos: State of the Nation Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos. 1/20-23. Registered voters. MoE 3.1% (No trend lines) Currently, workers pay social security payroll taxes on up to $106,800 of their salary. To ensure the long-term viability of

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The “Palestine Papers” show Palestinians groveling, Israelis hard-lining

Palestine papers: Now we know. Israel had a peace partner | Comment is free | The Guardian To hear their chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, tell the Israelis that the Palestinians are ready to concede “the biggest Yerushalayim in Jewish history”

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The New Criticism

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