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Nancy Pelosi Is Right, Of Course

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The way for Democrats to win in 2020 is to follow the advice of the shrewdest Democrat in politics today: – Don’t be goaded by President Trump into a lengthy impeachment battle that will divide the country and ultimately be defeated by the Republican Senate. – Don’t go too far left and...
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Let’s Talk Taxes

BY SHARON MARTIN Nobody likes to pay taxes. Nobody likes to pay mortgage payments or rent, either, but we want the security of roof and walls. Taxes are a necessary part of a democracy. It’s the money we all throw into the pot. In return, we expect infrastructure and services that serve the common good....
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Climate Eucatastrophe

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In J. R. R. Tolkien’s works, the eucatastrophic moment only comes when good and compassionate persons realize that they must be willing to bring their full and whole lives [even to the point of being willing to sacrifice their lives] to bear on the revolutionary task at hand of turning the...

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Where Is John Edwards?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Doris Kearns Goodwin could not have asked for more. The author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, published in 2006, is making headlines once again for her foresight, as well as her knowledge of history, in light of President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to surround himself with his former...
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Keeping Cool Over Lieberman

BY FROMA HARROP You don’t have to venture too far left in the Democratic Party to find people who dislike Joe Lieberman. But wander yonder into the liberal blogosphere, and the feeling more approximates detestation. The left wanted the Connecticut senator’s scalp – if not expulsion from the party caucus, then at least repossession of...
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What About The Constitution?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER They came. They saw. They ran away. Last Saturday’s big global finance summit session was a far cry from the “veni, vidi, vici” of Julius Caesar. Rather than conquering the spreading problem of economic collapse, the leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful economies dithered, blathered, postured and then fled for home....

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