Time to Leave Afghanistan Now

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*+-Joseph Palermo: At about $10 billion a month, and an increasing number of American casualties in an environment more volatile than ever, the American people need to take long, close look at whether staying in Afghanistan until December 2014 is worth it.

What Occupy Wall Street Has Accomplished in Two Short Months

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*+-Mark Naison: While Occupy Wall Street and its spinoffs around the nation have certainly not developed “leaders” who articulate its goals to the media or negotiate with public officials, it has already registered a formidable list of accomplishments for a movement this young.

Janice Hahn: The Winner

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*+-Nick Antonicello: To run for seven months as Hahn did in an unfamiliar election timetable for voters was challenging enough to say nothing of a new primary process that included a runoff provision.

Melting Down

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*+-Robert Illes: A scant 11 months after British Petroleum’s deep water drilling gambit exploded, and kept profusely bleeding black blood into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, the work of greedy, short-sighted men helped out immeasurably.

Can You Pour the LA Progressive a Cup of Coffee?

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*+-Okay, make that two. Sharon and I both like to start our day with a hot cup of joe as we put out the morning newsletter, then rush off to our day jobs. We’re looking for 300 of our regular readers who can spare $5 a month to keep us in the black. Or perhaps you’d consider . . .