How Congressional Gridlock Wreaks Havoc on Our Streets

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Jackie Cornejo: While Republicans and Democrats are fighting each other tooth and nail on health care reform, Medicare, defense spending and almost everything else, nationwide our roads are crumbling. Literally.

Philly’s Mayor’s Message to the Youth? Yeah, Right.

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Jasmyne A. Cannick: It was another case of yet another Black leader passionately voicing the frustration of his generation with younger generations of Blacks by preaching to the choir.

Mother Nature’s Day

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Steve Hochstadt: My whole gardening effort is unnatural. Without constant human intervention to develop these artificial arrangements of plants, very different processes would take over.

BP’s Final Lesson

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Robert Reich: If BP emerges from this debacle fatter and happier than anyone imagined a few months ago, whatever happened to the idea of corporate accountability? Does this mean any giant corporation can wreak havoc and then get back to business as usual?

Fight Them Over There, Not Here?

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Ron Wolff: All of our efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, now spanning about eight years (twice the time it took to win World War II), have not resulted in an ability to keep would-be terrorists outside our borders or foil their plots in advance (no doubt with some exceptions).

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