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Surging in Afghanistan

Surging in Afghanistan The surge is on in Afghanistan! Unfortunately, what appears to be most effective is not the 30,000 additional US troops that President Obama has poured into this hellacious war in the ... Read more...
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Facts–not myths–about our economy

We're not in a recovery * Wall Street honchos don't really earn much * Wealth is not being "redistributed" to poor people The Dow Jones Average is above 11,000!Corporate profits are up! Wall Street h... Read more...
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The Thinkers

To put an intellectual gloss on their hard-core antigovernment beliefs, the Kochs founded and funded their own think tank: the Cato Institute. Headquartered in Washington, it is home to a flock of leading right... Read more...
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Congress gives Citi all it wants

A DECADE AGO, CITIGROUP led a full-court lobbying press on Washington, ultimately winning what big bankers, insurance giants, and high-rolling investment wizards wanted: government deregulation. By forcing the ... Read more...
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The bailout bonanza

The Bushites' trillion-dollar giveaway started out as a bailout for banks with big holdings of investment schemes based on home mortgages. Then lobbyists got "any other financial instrument" included. Then fore... Read more...
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McCain opens the spigots

"I am very angry, frankly, at the oil companies, not only because of the obscene profits they've made, but at their failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil." ... Read more...
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Picking McCain’s team

Join us in taking the second part of our Lowdown Presidential Survey--a free-wheeling, thoroughly unscientific poll, asking you Lowdowners to designate people who might serve as officials in the next presidency... Read more...
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Rise of the Rovians

The nasty fellow whose attack-dog, smear-tactic, lie-and-distort brand of politics lifted George W into the White House twice has quietly slipped back into this year's presidential game. Yes, none other than Ka... Read more...