Deficit Confusion

I’m afraid that, at this point, I’m quite confused about where the Republicans stand on deficits. Both President Reagan and President Bush grew massive deficits during their time in office, but ever since President Obama took office the Republicans seem to have finally discovered the need for a balanced budget.…

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A Call for More Public Intellectuals (Progressive-Type)

From www.truth-out.org, there’s an interesting op-ed essay by Henry A.  Giroux titled “The Disappearing Intellectual in the Age of Economic Darwinism.” He assesses the impact of this trend on public conversation and policy-making in our democratic republic. Giroux really smacks “academics,” whom he says are not as a group responding to the…

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