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Lessons from Gov. Walker's Win

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So, here's the conundrum: The United States -- and the world -- are confronted with some of the most dangerous challenges ever, including the existential threat of global warming which could dangerously destabilize the Earth's nations as it gradually makes the planet uninhabitable.

As a rapacious capitalism ravishes the Earth's diminishing resources, an ascendant Right also is determined to roll back social progress made over the past century or more. And, the gains from technological progress are being claimed by a smaller and smaller percentage of the world's population.

There is an urgency to reverse these trends. But that will require convincing citizens, especially in the United States, that government -- and, yes, higher taxes -- are vital components of any solution.

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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at It's also available at more...)

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It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts th... by Dwight Boness on Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 9:33:44 AM
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