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Although pundits declared that Mitt Romney emerged from the contentious primary season in a damaged state, the Presidential race isn’t as imbalanced as it should be. Romney is considered unlikable ,too rich to appeal to working-class voters, and he registers […]

One thing makes this current depression, as economist Paul Krugman calls it, different from the Great Depression. The moral dimension has been left out. All the talk is about numbers. In the current debate over which priority is best for […]

America, like every other nation, speaks peace and makes war. In its role as policeman for the world – a role performed spottily, with many arbitrary choices about when to fight – this country cherishes a reputation for peace-keeping. It […]

Whether the Democrats and Republicans like it or not, they are in bed together and may as well be married. Neither has a majority in both houses of Congress that can impose one-party rule. The filibuster provision in the Senate […]

by Deepak Chopra and  Ken Robinson   War is where illusions go to die. This was true of Vietnam and war in Iraq. It is being ground into us every day in Afghanistan. At this moment, those who want Israel […]

The United States remains the country that foreigners criticize the most and want to move to the most. Pursuing the American dream remains a potent motivator for every wave of immigration. It is also a constant theme among this year’s […]

On all fronts there are efforts to energize the Obama converts who have lost a little faith, or a lot, over the past three years.  Despite the oft-repeated fact that no sitting President since Roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment […]

Since it is based on the Greek word for stealing, the term “kleptocracy” sounds inflammatory. But as income gaps open up wider and wider, there is evidence of a serious rift in American democracy, and in that rift one finds […]

I find it personally very hard to understand how anyone could fail to sympathize with the Occupy movement, but I also understand why doubt and uncertainty hang in the air. As one pundit pithily remarked, “Everyone’s waiting to see if […]

It’s hard to imagine someone, except on the far right, not sympathizing with the grievances of the Occupy movement. Women, young people, and minorities have been the hardest hit by the loss of millions of jobs. The fact that Wall […]

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