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Even the Washington Post agrees: It was a ‘Decade of Disaster!’

It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.

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No Happy New Year for California’s budget

After coping with over $60 billion in budget shortfalls this year, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propose draconian new budget cuts.

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Afghan war hurts domestic agenda, Mich. peace leader says

"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."

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60 organizations demand gov’t create millions of jobs

A coalition of 60 labor, civil rights and community organizations launched a campaign Dec. 16 to pressure Congress to "put America back to work" by passing legislation that creates millions of living-wage jobs.

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The racial diversity of hunger

Everyone knows Oakland, CA, is a diverse community. Probably more people from more races and nationalities live in the city than anywhere west of New York or north of Los Angeles

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‘Fat cat bankers’ summoned to White House

President Obama met today with the captains of Wall Street, whose names have become kitchen table curse words for millions of Americans facing foreclosures, layoffs and an uncertain future.

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One million new jobs possible, says economic study

Over one million new public service jobs could be created at a cost of $40 billion according to the Economic Policy Institute in a report released on Monday.

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Minnesota experience may offer solution for ‘jobless recovery’

When President  Obama convenes a White House forum Dec. 3 to consider ways to create jobs, he should ponder a program that worked successfully for Minnesota in the 1980s.

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In economic crisis, ordinary people create solutions

"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.

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Federal aid urgently needed to avoid state budget catastrophes

CHICAGO— Looming behind the 17 million jobless tsunami hitting the country is another disaster: over $180 billion in accumulated budget deficits set to devastate state governments, according to a new study by the Pew Center for the States.

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