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U.S. Politics: What Is Happening?
October 15, 2016

U.S. Politics: What Is Happening?

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two essays on the 2016 presidential race. It originally appeared in the October print edition of The Observer. Part two will be published online Sunday, Oct. 16. BY HAROLD V. SARE On Nov. 8 we the people will elect a new president, whose term for four years will…

A Trump Presidency Would Sink All Boats
June 7, 2016

A Trump Presidency Would Sink All Boats

BY FROMA HARROP Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world. What does one do about a candidate whose tax plan would send America into the fiscal abyss – who flaps lips about not making good on the national debt?…

It’s The Economy, Stupid!
March 3, 2016

It’s The Economy, Stupid!

BY SHARON MARTIN Racism runs roughshod over this year’s primaries. Unrest, hate, and the absence of truth mark most candidacies. There’s a real chance of boots-on-the-ground war if certain candidates make it to the White House. What might be causing all this fear and loathing? Might it be the economy that serves too few of…

Election Year Blues
January 18, 2016

Election Year Blues

BY SHARON MARTIN My husband has been self-employed since his early 20s, first as a commercial artist and then as a fine artist. Here are a few things he has learned: – Insurance is an issue for self-employed people. – Business is better during Democratic administrations. – Election years are always off. That election-years thing…

‘Bond Predators’ On Puerto Rican Debt Want Their Bailout
December 29, 2015

‘Bond Predators’ On Puerto Rican Debt Want Their Bailout

BY FROMA HARROP Puerto Rico is sinking in $73 billion of debt. Mired in a long-running depression, the U.S. territory has already cut essential services to bare bones. Puerto Rico can’t fully pay its bondholders without setting off total economic collapse. One of two things can happen, short of doing nothing and setting off a…

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