This week, Vermont will be the first U.S. state to offer single-payer health care, which eliminates the costly insurance companies that many believe are the root cause of spiralling health-care costs.
Amnesty International recently issued its annual report on the death penalty. The U.S. remains among the world's leading executioners, along with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea.
David J. Climenhaga
NATO's problem in 2010 is not unlike that of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1500s. Seemingly powerful, seemingly everywhere, few believe the theoretical justification for its existence.
Seoul G20 flops.
As the host of the Toronto G20 summit, Canada sabotaged the French/U.K. proposal to introduce a bank tax, and refused discussion of a Financial Transactions Tax. This set the stage for the Seoul flop.
The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud.
While the hole at Ground Zero has yet to be filled, as billionaire developers bicker over the plans, the news hole that August brings has been readily filled with the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy.
The plutocrats who run the U.S. economy are fighting like crazy to maintain all of their privileges, but the wealth numbers don't lie.
Feb 6, 2010
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Forum: China, Japan and the US: Together in crisis?
I was taken aback earlier by the news that a deal had been struck whereby Hydro-Quebec would more or less take over NB Power. What did it mean, especially for Nova Scotia?