Opinion

Will the Communists nationalize Juniors junkyard?

Today is Saturday, so I crank up my old pickup truck and head down the old dirt road to see my good friend Junior. I love this old truck and every rattle that goes with it. One thing about south Georgia is the washboard roads. They are very difficult to navigate at times. The 8-track player blares out “your cheatin’ heart” as my hound dogs (pronounced ‘dawgs’) bark and bay at every turn we make — the day is starting out great.

LONESOME HOBO ECONOMICS Mountaintop removal on recovery road

In the Coal Creek river valley in Southern West Virginia actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climatologist James Hansen were arrested protesting continuation of mountaintop — “surface” — mining, warning of dire environmental consequences and unfunded costs exceeding the value of coal mined.

What will Sarah do?

I know predictions are risky in politics — but who wants to “play it safe?” Not me. So here it goes.

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LETTERS: Free Cuban Five, A must-see, Significant world news, Urgent care for Peltier, Award-winner

Free Cuban Five A must-see Significant world news Urgent care for Peltier Award-winner

Standing firm for Honduras

The coup d’etat carried out against the legally elected president of Honduras on June 28 is meeting with worldwide resistance which is as strong as it is broad. Not a single country around the world is supporting it. The United Nations General Assembly and the Organization of American States have declared emphatically that they do not recognize the coup regime.

Big crises, radical solutions

As the new fiscal year begins, the situation facing states is dire. This was glaringly illustrated when California was forced to issue IOUs for the first time since the Great Depression while it finds a way to close a $26 billion budget gap.

LETTERS: Horror in the desert, Capitalism exposed, A sample of readers comments

Horror in the desert Re: Retraining for what? World supports Zelaya A sample of comments from www.pww.org

EDITORIAL Madoff is just tip of the iceberg

Finance capital went to confession, told the judge its sins, and he administered the penance — 150 years in the clinker for 79-year-old Bernard Madoff.

EDITORIAL Big step backward

The city of New Haven threw out a fire department promotions exam because it yielded results that did not promote equality.

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Apologizing for the rich aint what it used to be!

In the good old days one of the most enviable of jobs was that of a commentator or writer whose responsibility it was to explain to us in the mass audience why rich people are so necessary to maintaining a strong economy. On a normal Monday morning they began their work day by issuing ready-made pronouncements that disposed of any proposal that might have resulted in even the slightest reduction in wealth for anyone who is rich.

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