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Entries by James Boyce from 12/2008

Over 4,000 People Will Die Of AIDS Today In Africa. (Just Like Every Other Day)

| Posted 12.01.2008 | Politics

Of all the things that I have seen, of all the conversations, of all the meetings, I wanted to share with you today the one thing that sticks in my mind, and keeps me awake at night.

Follow The Money -- Capitalism Puts The Final Nail In Legacy Politics

| Posted 12.03.2008 | Media

Just as the Big 3 claimed their troubles have nothing to do with the crap cars they produce and everything to do with the economic crisis, so too will many newspapers try to claim the decline is not their fault.

The Darwin Depression: Time To Say Goodbye To How It Should Have Never Been.

| Posted 12.16.2008 | Business

Housing prices and government revenues will come down and businesses will function again on principals, not mass-mingled derivatives of derivatives. In the process, there will be economic pain such as we have never seen.

The New York Times Gets It Right And Wrong On Veterans.

| Posted 12.19.2008 | Politics

A TImes editorial today hits one of my pet issues and peeves: how collectively we let down our veterans, every single day.

How the 17th Amendment was Supposed to Save Us from Being Blago'd.

| Posted 12.29.2008 | Politics

Senators were originally selected by the members of the House, but a Constitutional Amendment, the 17th, changed that.

When Half Your Country Is About To Starve To Death

| Posted 12.30.2008 | World

Right now, in Zimbabwe, a political and humanitarian tragedy, half the country is facing starvation. Not hunger, or shortage, but pure starvation.