Tag Archives: war for oil

How much has Obama added to the debt, anyway?

We’ve talked a lot over the years about how much of our current national debt is directly attributable to the administration of our most recent President Bush (I wanted to refer to him “George Bush the Lesser,” but I thought that someone might accuse me of being being less than fair and balanced), but I […]

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Juan Cole on the spread of democracy in the Muslim world, and the anti-democratic legacy of 9/11 at home

As reluctant as I am to jump on the “Let’s Milk the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks for Ratings and Ad Revenue” bandwagon, I just read a very thoughtful piece by U-M history professor Juan Cole, and felt as though it deserved to be passed along. Here’s a clip. I’d encourage you, however, to […]

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Pushing a gas tax, declaring Detroit “dead,” and assigning blame to John Dingell

I don’t typically quote a lot of Thomas Friedman here, but he’s got a column it today’s New York Times on one of my favorite subjects – the gas tax… I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but we desperately need a coordinated campaign for a gas tax in this country… […]

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