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Detroit's Allegedly Money-Conscious Emergency Manager Re-Hires Fired Council Member for Three Times His Old Salary

Detroit's Allegedly Money-Conscious Emergency Manager Re-Hires Fired Council Member for Three Times His Old Salary
In Michigan, a recent hire by Detroit's governor-appointed Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) is being scrutinized by onlooking progressives. The EFM's stated goal is to cut budgets because local politicians did not have the ability to, so Michiganders with brains are having trouble reconciling a ballooning salary for someone the allegedly money-conscious EFM brought on board.
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Chaz Bolte
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CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning

CBO Predicts US Deficit Will Plummet but Republican Austerity Obsession Shows No Sign of Waning
Republicans are determined to "fix" everything except what is really wrong with America. While trying yet again to repeal Obamacare and obsessing over every imagined scandal in the book they are refusing to pass a jobs bill to provide relief to working Americans. Worse yet is their obsession with the deficit. Sadly for Republicans, that "crisis" is over.
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Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed

Two Peas in a Pod: Republican Greed and the Perry Creed
Fresh off entering the Republican primary as a conservative "savior" and alternative to Mitt Romney, Perry eventually made a total fool of himself. It's what Republicans do best: denying hope for the working poor and the elderly, all the while calling for those with the least to sacrifice the most so that they do not have to.
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America's Future: Three New Books Offer Different Viewpoints

A plethora of new books suggest America has entered a state of rapid decline. Two recent works on this subject, both heavily footnoted, are worthy of attention. One is by an elitist on the right and the other by one on the left. In contrast, a third new book is full of hope.
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