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Entries by Andrew Reinbach from 07/2011

President Ron Paul? Ron Paul and the John Birch Society

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

During the Vietnam War, an Army major famously told reporter Peter Arnett "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it" Welcome to Dr. Ron Paul's prescription for America. If he ever becomes president, you won't recognize the place.

Maybe Default Could be a Good Thing -- Sort Of

| Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

An American default be a horrendous price to pay, and I'm not advocating it; but something like this is what it took to get rid of the same ideologues in 1932, so maybe the US will have to pay it again.

The Right Wing Crumbles

| Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

It's not just the debt crisis, or the fall of the House of Murdoch; fissures great and small are appearing within conservative ranks caught between what it's promised and what it can deliver, and between what it's seemed, and what it is.

Mendacity and the GOP

| Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

GOP hardliners are the ones who plan to block any deal to raise our debt ceiling they don't like. Who are willing to force a global depression by tipping America into default, insisting the choice is between unlimited government borrowing forever and shrinking the government.