Tag Archives: U.S. Congress

U.S.-Brazil: The Battle Over Cotton Subsidies

Can Brazil retaliate and still win the match?

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The United States’ Self-Defeating Gotcha Culture

Congressional hearings on healthcare.gov: show-trials and perils for democracy.

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The U.S. Civil War Continues

One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Battling over racism then, health care now, U.S. society is still at war with itself.

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The Republican War On the Poor

How credible are the Republicans claims that they support the poor?

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California Vs. the United States

California is a land of its own, constrained by 49 other states. How many of the smallest U.S. states would it take to reach the population of California?

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Obama Steps Out Alone on Climate Change

Will America now respond to the 21st century threat of climate change and lead? Or will ambivalence prevail?

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The Emperors of Banking Have No Clothes

Why have bankers and their lobbyists been so successful in stymieing efforts to rein in the financial sector?

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Inequality and Democratic Capitalism

Was the second half of the 20th century — when capitalism became entwined with democracy, the welfare state and liberalism — just an unusual interlude?

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The Globalist Debate: Renewable Energy and the Clash of Civilizations

Which civilization will win and which will lose — the one based on fossil fuels or the one based on renewables?

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A Brief History of U.S. Defaults

Does the United States have a stellar credit record — or is it a nation of deadbeats?

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