Tag Archives: U.S. Congress

The U.S. Civil War Continues

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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The EU: Regulation King by Default

Is the United States’ anti-regulation stance undermining its global power position?

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Next Stop: The U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate

What’s the historical background of Congressional negotiations over domestic debt?

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