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Bill Zimmerman

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How to Save the Victims of the Student Loan Crisis

(25) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:25 PM

There is only one way out of the student loan crisis - civil disobedience on a massive scale. Two reforms could bring a fair settlement to banks and borrowers alike. However, while fair, these reforms would cost the banks billions in receivables, which means they will use their considerable political...

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You Can't Say That

(60) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 10:32 AM

Some political reforms make so much common sense they have to be banned from polite conversation.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) says the U.S. spent $738 billion (in 2011 dollars) fighting the war in Vietnam. The World Bank estimates that when the war began in 1964 the population...

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The Movement Next Time

(285) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 8:55 PM

I'm fed up with people who lived through the Sixties as I did but ask plaintively why political activists don't flood the streets now as they did then.

They don't remember that when the first lunch counter sit-ins began in 1960, few of us thought that the mere handful...

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Drag Him Off the Stage

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 9:20 AM

Weeks ago, he sat next to the President of the United States as if he'd been cleansed of his sins, the blood from his hands wiped away. In September he was on stage with the Secretary of State to pontificate about a war he had mismanaged for six of our...

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Time for Strategic Philanthropy

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 3:35 PM

America can't wait any longer. Trillions of dollars are urgently required to repair and expand the aging physical infrastructure that permits our economy to function. American tax revenue, the lifeblood of any national rebuilding effort, is not adequate for the job. In fact, our reduced tax revenue has become...

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