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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Oh, the obscenity of it all

Republicans may well have set up the Democrats on the minimum wage by trying to tie another tax cut for the wealthy into a modest hike for Americans who work for a living.

Of course, the Democrats voted against it and watch the Republicans try to turn that into a campaign advantage in the November mid-term elections. "See," they will cry, "we tried to raise the minimum wage but the Democrats voted against it."

Hopefully, voters are smart enough to see through such a ploy but don’t count out political mastermind Karl Rove’s ability to spin this to the GOP advantage.

Still, the blatant hypocrisy of the Republicans on this issue is obscene.

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9/11 panel chairmen say government lied about events

By HOPE YEN

The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel’s chairmen say in a new book.

Republican Thomas Kean and Democrat Lee Hamilton also say in Without Precedent that their panel was too soft in questioning former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani — and that the 20-month investigation may have suffered for it.

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Attacks on Iraqi civilians continue bloody climb

By LOLITA C. BALDOR

Up to 80 percent of the attacks in one of Iraq’s most troubled provinces are against civilians rather than the U.S. military, a deliberate shift in tactics over the past eight months, a U.S. commander said Friday.

The description of kidnappings, assassinations and other attacks in Diyala province followed testimony Thursday by two U.S. generals to Congress that an upsurge in violence in Iraq could drive the country into civil war.

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American soldiers say Iraq’s civil war ‘has already started’

Forget the sugar-coated propaganda from Bush Administration mouthpieces claiming the Iraq war situation is improving. Forget the Thursday testimony from two Pentagon generals saying the country is "headed for civil war" is things don’t improve.  The soldiers on the ground, the ones fighting the war day in and day out, say civil war has already arrived in Iraq.

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Death of the American Dream

By JERRY LANDAY
The Providence Journal

It slowly dawns on Americans that their lives are changing. For more and more of us, "the American Dream," which we assumed as our birthright — founded on infinite plenty, a bottomless cup of creature comforts, and fair rewards for hard work — is fading.

The material components of the Dream were steady jobs, inexpensive mortgages and other credit, cheap gasoline, secure pensions, and flag-waving confidence in imperial America — an invulnerable power, which could do no wrong.

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