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Alex Abella

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Obama's Legacy: The Death of the GOP

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2009 | 2:24 AM

On this, the 100th day of the Obama presidency, there can no longer be a doubt of what this president has accomplished: the destruction of the Republican Party as we know it. After Senator Arlen Specter's stunning switch in party affiliation, the Republicans in Congress will be reduced to a...

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A Simple Solution: A National Debt Moratorium

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2009 | 2:40 PM

I hope they don't kill me for this. Alright, here it goes.

In the wake of the now-expired freeze on foreclosures on the part of financial institutions receiving financial assistance from the federal government via the TARP program, it's obvious that some more radical medicine is needed to halt...

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Rand and the Bush Tax Rebate

(8) Comments | Posted May 12, 2008 | 5:24 PM

Did you get your tax rebate check yet? You know, the one that President Bush says will reanimate the economy and lift us out of this metastasizing recession? If you did, you can thank the good folks at the Rand Corporation for that money -- just like you could curse...

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Chalabi, RAND and the Iraq War

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2008 | 5:03 PM

The following is an excerpt from my book Soldiers of Reason:

Back when neoconservatives ruled Washington (was it really just five years ago?), some conservative observers compared the controversial Iraqi banker-politician Ahmed Chalabi to George Washington. As head of the largest Iraqi exile group, The Iraqi National Congress, he had...

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