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Obama tells the Republican Congress “no” to the oil pipeline


The Republicans in House of Representatives thought they could tie the payroll tax cut to the oil pipeline but they were wrong. Obama said no to the project. The Republicans had to know he would say no because we don’t have the reviews back to see if it’s environmental friendly […]

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What kind of capitalism is good for America?


The year was 1945. Two forces merged to beat the biggest threat in the world, fascism or Nazi Germany. The forces which joined together were communism and capitalism. In today’s world this would seem to be an impossible mix of ideologies because of the fall out during the “Cold War.” […]

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Obama chooses to cut the military instead of cutting domestic programs


The Obama doctrine continues to reshape our thinking when it comes to our military. The Obama administration and the Pentagon has shown their hand in the game of military power. They plan to cut $500 billion from the military and reorganize the Pentagon. It’s been a long time coming. The […]

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Is using the GDP (gross domestic product) formula a good way to measure our economy?


GDP was a system created that measures the nation’s productivity in order to understand how to tackle the Great Depression. In today’s world, GDP is an economic indicator used to measure the growth of a nation’s economy. The formula GDP (Y) is a sum of Consumption (C), Investment (I), Government […]

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As the Euro Zone falls so does the United States!!


Welcome to the realities of a globalized world, if a small nation fails then the worlds biggest economies also fail.  Globalization was such a great idea, Wall Street and other financial institutions thought they could hide bad debt in small countries in order for bigger countries to thrive. This reminds […]

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The Amerislump Is Upon Us by BY SUSAN GLASSER Foreignpolicy.com


Conservative agitator Pat Buchanan’s new book says America might not survive until 2025. “The Suicide of a Superpower,” it’s called. Even the less alarmist are suddenly sounding a lot like him as economists now predict that China may surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy a lot sooner […]

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Success in Afghanistan?


The capture & killing of Bin Laden has given Americans a new hope for Afghanistan, but the facts are the facts, it’s still going bad.  A new poll by http://pewresearch.org/ helps explain the upbeat: “Nearly seven in 10 see the U.S. killing of bin Laden as a boost to the […]

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Obama’s Vietnam with a twist?


Look, this middle-east stuff isn’t easy.  The US is in Libya b/c it’s the right place to be at the wrong time.  Obama can’t send troops into Libya b/c of Iraq & Afghanistan (thx Bush), and the people are against another war.  We do have the CIA on the ground […]

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