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What is it about American ideas that Britain, and New Labour Britain in particular, finds so seductive? Oh, I know how fertile their think-tank cultur...
Thomas Friedman writes that "America's goal has to be a settlement in Gaza that eliminates the threat of Hamas rockets and opens Gaza economically to ...
By and large the free-market medicine men seem determined to learn nothing from this awful year. Instead they repeat their incantations and retreat deeper into their dogma.
A better solution would be a "free market" variation of the gas rationing program that served the nation so well in World War II, bringing a shared sense of mission and dignity to the home front.
This convergence of opinion from Left and Right signals an extraordinary opportunity to obtain bipartisan support for a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.
If cleaned up, Ponzi-free, derivative-free capitalism comes out of Madoff scandal, then good may yet come of his madness, and of our system.
You would think that winning the White House and overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress would instill some backbone into Democrats on Capitol Hill. You would, of course, be wrong.
Tom Friedman's column today bemoans the lack of foresight and innovative thinking in Detroit. While the topic isn't particularly new -- can you think ...
We find the practitioners of this dismal science in the midst of a wonky civil war. They are divided into two camps: those who favor a carbon tax and those who prefer cap and trade.
If Obama were a different type of leader-in-the-making, he would choose nonthreatening novices to ensure his being in charge. But isn't that "decider" routine part of what we were trying to end?
What exactly does the Iraqi parliament's troop withdrawal agreement change in the fundamental relationship between Iraq and the United States? The answer is: nothing.
Thomas Friedman's depiction of someone who "could candidly talk back" to President Nixon is not the Kissinger we know from his taped conversations with his president.
I'm the Internet Director (a brand new type of occupation) for the Energy Action Coalition (a brand new type of organization) and today you're the Planning Administrator of a GM Manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN.
New York Times columnist and Hot, Flat and Crowded author Tom Friedman spoke at the CORE: club last Friday night on the energy crisis facing the Unite...
As a man whose very humanity is a complex blend of national and racial identity, Obama has the look of a person who transcends the old categories we must now discard.
Arianna appeared on BBC Newsnight on Wednesday, where she discussed the results of the presidential election with Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Friedman.
For the last 20 years, I've been hearing that we're in the midst of the Greatest Wealth Transfer in History. The slogan has remained the same but both the beneficiaries of the wealth have changed.
As Friedman told our audience of liberal Marin County recyclers, the Green Revolution has been no revolution at all. It's been more of a party -- no one is sacrificing.
What will our future economy look like? What would be my role in it? Politicians on the world stage, professors, plumbers, and just about everyone else, it seems, want to know.
"We are dead meat," said David Letterman last night in the midst of a lengthy rant on global warming. He blamed a lack of leadership over the last sev...
On Wednesday, The New York Times on the Web flashed a headline that caught my eye: "U.S. to Unveil $1 Billion Aid Package to Repair Georgia." Wow, I t...
We should care about biodiversity because it is increasingly threatened as we keep encroaching on natural habitats and polluting our air, water and soil.
The extreme right has a fetish for justifying their contempt of American institutions via tenuous comparisons to fiction. Most recently, in the Wall S...
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