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Entries by Harold Pollack from 08/2010

Suicides Among the Unemployed: A National Humiliation

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Business

We've been hearing, in connection with the Ground Zero Mosque, that the atrocities of 9/11 were a national humiliation. I don't see it that way. What's humiliating is that we've failed to mount an effective response to human pain during an economic crisis.

A Lousy April We Can Avoid

| Posted 08.21.2010 | Politics

I hope we won't have to ask ourselves why we were so lazy, complacent, or disorganized this Fall, and, by failing to do our best, made a tough midterm election avoidably worse.

Double Count of Irony in Republican Arguments About Medicare

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Politics

There is irony in Republicans' emergence as supposed defenders of Medicare. This fits uneasily with their history of opposing the program at its birth.