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Saturday Afternoon TV

Civilian Conservation Corps. Why do we keep reinventing the wheel? If this agency was still around it would be direct-hiring tens of thousands to clean up the Gulf.

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A Long, Hard Time

Published in the Times Daily today: Inaction is the stock Republican solution to economic disaster. Public spending on jobs and infrastructure is a sacrilege against the holy invisible hand. When soup kitchens close their doors for lack of funds, leaving … Continue reading

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The Bailout Needs a Bailout

The public and Congress are both turning against the bailout plan — and with reason. In fact, the reasons for opposing this bailout grow by the hour. We had thirty-two more reasons today: Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the … Continue reading

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McCain Needs a History Lesson

Here’s one interesting fact lost in the hullabaloo over the trillion-dollar bailout: To prevent this meltdown, all we had to do was NOT repeal the Glass-Steagall Act. It really is that simple. Just keep a law passed in 1933, and … Continue reading

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