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Entries by Eric Alterman from 09/2010

Think Again: Anniversaries: Remembering Ted Kennedy

| Posted 09.02.2010 | Media
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Aside from the (deeply disputed) numbers of people who gathered on the Mall last weekend, it's difficult to imagine that very many people who have eve...

Forget the Question: The Answer Is "Tax Cuts"

| Posted 09.09.2010 | Media
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Conservatives deny the impact of the stimulus package and complain of out-of-control deficit spending, yet they demand the retention of the costly Bush tax cuts aimed primarily at the extremely wealthy.

Think Again: The World As it 'Ought to Be'

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Media

When Gerald Seib complains that the debate "didn't happen as much as it should have in 2008," he seems not to know that it's pretty damn difficult to find an election where it did.

Think Again: Inequality and America's Antiquated Politics

| Posted 09.23.2010 | Media
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It's ironic--though perhaps that's too kind a term--to note that at the moment the U.S. poverty rate is reaching a 15-year high the nation is engaged ...

Think Again: Is Farm Work Funny, Mr. Colbert?

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Media
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House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) says he thinks it's weird that Democrats have "time to bring a comedian to Congress but they don't have time...