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Entries by Donald Kaul from 04/2011

Detroit's Ruins

| Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

Human misery that can't be quantified on a balance sheet has no weight in capitalism. This is pretty much the story of Detroit.

NPR's Stupid Situation

| Posted 04.13.2011 | Media

National Public Radio is having a tough time. It's being beaten up and knocked down, its good name dragged through the mud. It hurts to watch stumble after bumble by executives of this smart radio network.

Finally, Obama Leads on the Deficit

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Politics

In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised taxes and lowered the deficit. The economy took off and produced a budget surplus. Enter George W. Bush. The budget descended into the red again and hasn't recovered yet.

Why Are We the Tea Party's Hostages?

| Posted 04.25.2011 | Politics

Government has to be about more than making rich people richer. They're rich enough now. It's time we started worrying about the rest of the people and about the future of generations yet unborn.