Obama and the Fading of Hope

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/02-5

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Obama and the CIA: What Must Be Done

Melvin A. Goodman, Truthout: "New presidents (and President Barack Obama is no exception) fall in love with three Washington institutions: the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency and Camp David. The Camp David love affair makes sense; it contributes to the president's physical and mental health. The infatuation with the military and intelligence communities, however, can create serious problems for both the administration and the nation."

//www.truthout.org/president-obama-and-cia-what-must-be-done56605



Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy

Robert Reich, RobertReich.org: "I wish conservatives would stop complaining about big government and start worrying about the real problem - small democracy. I wish we'd all worry more about our incredible shrinking democracy."

//www.truthout.org/robert-reich-our-incredible-shrinking-democracy56603



"If You Can Think Differently, You Can Act Differently"

Leslie Thatcher, Truthout: On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Leslie Thatcher spoke over the phone with Henry Armand Giroux about his book, "Youth in a Suspect Society." Public pedagogy and the war on democracy were also discussed. He declared, "No category seems to me more central to democratic life - and the ethical and moral underpinnings required to support it. What kind of society will young people inherit? What are we doing to them now? How are we betraying them?"

//www.truthout.org/if-you-can-think-differently-you-can-act-differently56628

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What are the consequences of Obama’s $3.8 billion budget?

FreedomWorks
by BPeck

Instead of choosing to abandon the Keynesian tax, borrow, and spend philosophy for which he has become notorious, Obama will continue to raise taxes for hard working Americans, increase discretionary spending faster than the tax dollars come in, and therefore create more debt for the current and future taxpayers of America. I’m not exactly sure how this approach exemplifies fiscal responsibility; a priority that Obama emphasized the importance of achieving during last week’s State of the Union Address...

//tinyurl.com/yj8oexf


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Budgets, War and Blind Ambition: The Limited Minds of the American Elite
//www.chris-floyd.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1919-budgets-war-and-blind-ambition-the-limited-minds-of-the-american-elite.html



Neat, Painless, Perpetual War
//original.antiwar.com/mike-tennant/2010/02/02/neat-painless-perpetual-war/


Informant: Kev Hall

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The Limited Minds of the American Elite

War, Budgets and Blind Ambition

By Chris Floyd

The ending of the imperial wars and the dismantling of America's global military empire -- and its global gulag -- would save trillions of dollars in the coming years.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24615.htm

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Deathbed of Keynesian Economics Will Be in U.K.
//www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/deathbed-of--keynesian-economics.html



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