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  • How The Banks Stole Medicare 
  • The Conventional Wisdom Is As Wrong On Tax "Reform" As It Was On Iraq
  • George W. Bush's Deliberate And Successful Attack On America And Its Consumers 
  • How To Prevent Oil Spills  (jail time)
  • Republicans And NJ Republican Governor Chris Christie Lie To Cannibalize The Future
    While failing to give credit where credit is due (to Republican Dwight David Eisenhower for calling attention to the source of the problem), Krugman has a valid point. "America used to be a country that thought big about the future. Major public projects, from the Erie Canal to the interstate highway system, used to be a well-understood component of our national greatness. Nowadays, however, the only big projects politicians are willing to undertake — with expense no object — seem to be wars. Funny how that works."
  • Afghan Highway 1
    This is like the U.S. (and various state and local police forces) being unable to protect and control I-95 from Boston, Mass. to Washington, D.C.
    The previous government was removed from power in 2001, over 10 years ago. The article indicates not only that the local army can not protect the main highway, they have little interest in doing so.
    What is the current real (not a figment of the joint imaginations of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove) military or other threat to U.S. states and territories that requires U.S. forces to be there at this time? What was the real military or other threat to U.S. states and territories at any time after 2001 which required the U.S. to be there?
    Aside from spending money in short supply at home to students, colleges, the sick, the hungry, local governments, state governments, those defrauded by Wall Street's mortgage fraud from about 2005 to the present, underwater homeowners, the Medicare program, the Social Security program, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Treasury's deficit reduction programs, the unemployed in need of retraining, small businesses whose capital needs are not being met by big banks more interested in giving billions in bonuses to the executives and fraud artists they employ than meeting the needs of the communities which supplied the money in 2008 and 2009 to keep these banks in business and out of bankruptcy, and small businesses whose access to legitimate capital is about to be obstructed by the newly signed fraudster protection act (otherwise known as the JOBS bill), what are we doing there?