Margaret Thatcher: Like Reagan, She Casts a Long Shadow

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John Peeler: As with her ideological and political soul-mate, Ronald Reagan, her aggressive advocacy of both free-market economics and nationalist foreign policy established new parameters in her country’s politics.

The GOP’s Crippling Fascination with Neo-Hooverism

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Charley James: Democrats generally, and the President specifically, must forget trying to do deals with a party that has no interest in making one and shout from the rooftops that it’s time to spend money and put America back to work.

France to the Rescue

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Brent Budowsky: In the near term, my hope is that Hollande achieves compromise that restores balance by promoting short-term programs for growth while advancing medium programs for lowering debt.

UK Riots Show the Bankruptcy of Conservative Policies

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Deepak Tripathi: Western societies have suffered a major socioeconomic and moral collapse. The recent street violence in England’s cities is the latest, most disturbing expression of individual selfishness and anger causing the rot.

Uncle Sam’s & John Bull’s Crimes Dwarf Murdoch’s Eavesdropping

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Sherwood Ross: Rupert Murdoch’s TNTW was only attempting to do in a small way what the governments of the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are doing big time every day.

Obama’s Libyan Quandary

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Stanley Kutler: Imagine if Obama had seized upon the news from the Arab League’s Cairo headquarters and urged our Arab “allies” to themselves impose a no-fly zone over Libya. “Yes you can,” the president might have said.

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