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Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

Political cartoon from the LA Progressive.Oil addiction generates denial The major sin of the big oil companies was to get their customers addicted, to set up lobbies to keep them addicted, and to deny the looming shortage problem, including the … finish reading Roger Baker : Oil Addiction Generates Denial

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Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

Cartoon from The Smoking Jacket.How high gas prices are hurtingaverage drivers (and voters) By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2012 [This is the first of a two-part series.] High gasoline prices are probably hitting the average … finish reading Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

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Ted McLaughlin : Recovery is a Myth For Most Americans

Chart from Reuters / ThinkProgress.For most Americans:The recovery is a myth By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 20, 2012 The Great Depression of the 1930’s has a lot in common with the current Great Recession, which poses … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Recovery is a Myth For Most Americans

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Ted McLaughlin : Dems are Better for the Stock Market

Chart from Bloomberg Businessweek.Against conventional wisdom:Stock market does better under Democrats By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / February 27, 2012 The Republicans claim to be the party that best benefits Big Business and Wall Street. And Wall Street … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Dems are Better for the Stock Market

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Ted McLaughlin : Playing the Debt Blame Game

Chart from brillig.com.With forgetful elephants…Playing the debt blame game By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / November 20, 2011 The Treasury Department admitted this week that the national debt of this country has, for the first time, topped $15 … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Playing the Debt Blame Game

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Carl Davidson : Time to Get Serious About Full Employment

WPA image via Keep on Keepin’ On Time to get serious about full employment: We need a jobs program that doesn’t tinker around the edges By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 The Rag Blog will … finish reading Carl Davidson : Time to Get Serious About Full Employment

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Lamar W. Hankins : Tax Cuts and Republican Hypocrisy

At the trough. Image from Florida Pundit. Republican tax cut hypocrisy knows no bounds The average current tax cut on millionaires insisted on by the Republicans and agreed to by President Obama amounts to $200,000 each for 2011 and 2012. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Tax Cuts and Republican Hypocrisy

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Ted McLaughlin : Unemployment News is Nothing to Celebrate

No celebration here. Image from the Atlanta Post. The new unemployment numbers are nothing to get excited about By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / August 8, 2011 The U.S. Labor Department released its unemployment figures for the month … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Unemployment News is Nothing to Celebrate

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Larry Ray : Tattered Leadership and Toxic Tea

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.A virus has been unleashed:Tattered leadership and toxic tea By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 2, 2011 A fetid brew of public ignorance and indifference flavored with abject partisan stubbornness … finish reading Larry Ray : Tattered Leadership and Toxic Tea

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Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

A window on peak driving. Image from The Auto Channel.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part II: Have we turned the corner on peak driving? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2011 [This is the … finish reading Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

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Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

A window on peak driving. Image from The Auto Channel.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part II: Have we turned the corner on peak driving? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 23, 2011 This is the … finish reading Roger Baker : Have We Turned the Corner on Peak Driving?

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Don Swift : The Republicans’ Debt Default Threat

OMG. The Republicans’ default threat. Image from Reuters.What will the GOP demand in return for raising the debt ceiling? The Republicans have used the threat of shutdown to make excessive demands. So far, the public has not rewarded their cynical … finish reading Don Swift : The Republicans’ Debt Default Threat

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