Monthly Archives: July 2011

Current Reading: Enlightenment Against Empire by Sankar Muthu

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7669.html

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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Invoke the 14th

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/invoke-the-14th–and-end-the-debt-standoff/2011/07/01/gHQAUif8yH_story.html 'There are reasons why such a solution is less than ideal. There ought to be some concern about executive overreach; the very idea of the president deciding which laws are and are not constitutional has disturbing ramifications. And to … Continue reading

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Robert Scheer:Debt Madness

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/debt_madness_was_always_about_killing_social_security_20110727/ 'What is at stake is a radical Republican agenda to totally reverse the progress in economic justice that began with the great reforms of Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal. Consider the direct consequence of the economic crisis that … Continue reading

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John Avalon on the Debt Ceiling Crisis

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/26/debt-ceiling-crisis-boehner-s-hypocritical-response.html 'As you watch this drama play out over the next seven days, don’t forget that this is an entirely forced fire-drill.  The debt ceiling has been raised more or less automatically in the past—77 times since JFK, including 18 … Continue reading

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Queer Atheist on John Huntsman

Just one more plutocratic political romantic to add to an already overcrowded field of Sclerotic Old White Guys and their surrogates. That Mr. Huntsman is a proponent of Civil Unions is a sop to the Log Cabins and their delusion … Continue reading

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Framing Muslims in Norway

http://harvardpress.typepad.com/hup_publicity/2011/07/framing-muslims-in-norway.html

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David Brooks, Congress In the Lead by Political Cynic

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/opinion/26brooks.html?ref=opinion   ‘Some of us like to think big. We thought at the beginning of this debt crisis that it might be possible to reach a Grand Bargain. This deal would make a serious dent in the country’s awful debt … Continue reading

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