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Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … finish reading Harry Targ :
Hillary Clinton and the declining
American empire

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Mike Davis : Ten Immodest Commandments

Following in Charlton Heston’s immodest footsteps.Ten immodest commandments What, indeed, have I learned from my fumbling-and-bungling lifetime of activism? By Mike Davis / The Rag Blog / November 17, 2011 A friend in Canada recently asked me if the Sixties’ … finish reading Mike Davis : Ten Immodest Commandments

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Health Care Reform : Framing the Issue

FDR signs the Social Security Act. Photo from Felton M. Johnston Collection / University of Mississippi Libraries.Historical thumbnail:Insurance reform and social securityBy Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / December 22, 2009 For the past few weeks Americans who … finish reading Health Care Reform : Framing the Issue

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Health Care Blackjack : We Need an Ace from Obama

The Card Player by Pablo Picasso / MoMA Collection.The stakes are high:The President and health care reform I have great concern about whether the President will take a principled stand in favor of a true and unfettered public option. By … finish reading Health Care Blackjack : We Need an Ace from Obama

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Health Care : Obama Must Channel Inner FDR

Unfortunately, throughout the Congressional debate about health care reform President Obama has not shown the clarity or leadership of a Roosevelt… By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / July 6, 2009 My earliest memory of a presidential … finish reading Health Care : Obama Must Channel Inner FDR

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Fighting the Unions : Card Check, FDR, and Right-Wing History

Anti-union cartoon from the National Association of Manufacturers Collection, Hagley Museum & Library, published in Z Magazine. The anti-labor campaign is a component of the broader strategy by the Republican Party and frenetic conservative commentators to paint a picture in … finish reading Fighting the Unions : Card Check, FDR, and Right-Wing History

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FDR-Bashing and Right Wing Economics

How much can Obama learn from FDR? Graphic from Economic Policy Journal. The right wing economic ideologues had their chance and got what they wanted in terms of deregulation, union busting, deficit spending and war. And the results are now … finish reading FDR-Bashing and Right Wing Economics

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1933 / 2009 : Change, and the Repetition of History

‘Misery and insecurity exist to a degree unprecedented in our national life. And spiritually the American people have been debauched by the materialism which made dollar-chasing the accepted way of life and accumulation of riches the goal of earthly existence.’ … finish reading 1933 / 2009 : Change, and the Repetition of History

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Obama and the Left : Shout Loud and Clear

Paraphrasing Joe Hill: ‘Don’t mourn Obama’s leanings — organize to push him the other way…’‘I think to a large extent, we ought to stop discussing whether Obama is being “good” or “bad” and focus on the POLICIES we want his … finish reading Obama and the Left : Shout Loud and Clear

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Beyond the Bailout State : Empire of Depression

‘What kind of new administration could actually get beyond Roosevelt’s era as well as our own staggering disaster, leaving “the bailout state” behind us?’By Tom Engelhardt / December 1, 2008 See ‘Roosevelt’s Brain Trust vs Obama’s Brainiacs’ by Steve Fraser, … finish reading Beyond the Bailout State : Empire of Depression

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Franklin’s Advice to Barack Obama (Channeled Through Paul Richard Harris)

Remember, remember, the fifth of NovemberBy Paul Richard Harris / November 5, 2008 On this day in 1605, for those of us who weren’t there, an event known as the Gunpowder Plot unwound in London. A group of disaffected Catholics, … finish reading Franklin’s Advice to Barack Obama (Channeled Through Paul Richard Harris)

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Paul Buhle : FDR, Obama and a new Popular Front

FDR: Time for a new Popular Front to support Obama?‘The young and not-so-young folks in Times Square, Harlem, Capital Square in Madison, Grant Park in Chicago are our people, and have every potential of mobilization for the long haul.’By Paul … finish reading Paul Buhle : FDR, Obama and a new Popular Front

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