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LARRY BEINHART is the author of SALVATION BOULEVARD,  a major motion picture with Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Marissa Tomei, Ed Harris, and Jim Gaffigan, WAG THE DOG, The LibrarianFog Facts: Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin  and HOW TO WRITE A MYSTERY
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Class War Launched by America's Wealthiest Is Getting More Savage The wealthiest 1% could not make it any clearer- they are willing to destroy us all in their pursuit of wealth & privilege.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 1, 2011
RECOVERY, TAXES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, AND ASTONISHING STUPIDITY The Republicans and their stooges continue to lie about the influence of deficits on the economy. This article details some of the reasons what Republicans are saying is untrue.
A Great Crash Is Coming!, From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2018
Trump might be leading the US to another meltdown The idea of working people making more money, and themselves, perhaps less, has zero appeal. The only thing left to do is change the rules. They know perfectly well they can enrich themselves selling rubbish. If they bring the house down, someone else will pay the cost. Hence, they push for deregulation which eventually will bring down the financial sector, as has happened before.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 15, 2008
Crash Course In Economics watching the economic news is like being in a car that is sliding on ice, where time seems to slow down as you watch the crash happen-- time slowed while we slid forward and sideways, heading onto the shoulder, then past it "-. it seemed as if we had all the time in the world, yet there was nothing we could do to get off the ice, alter the trajectory, slow down "- nothing "- until we crashed.
(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 14, 2008
The God Series – Because Religion is The Battleground of the 21st Century The first in a series: #1 – WHY WE NEED TO STUDY GOD
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 17, 2008
TAX CUTS: THEOLOGY, FACTS & TOTALLY F**KED The three worst economic disasters in American history follow the exact, same pattern. Tax cuts, boom, bubble, crash.
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(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
Renewing the Bush Tax Cuts Is Like (this is a contest) losing all your money with Bernie Madoff, then convincing the rest of your family to break him out of jail so they can invest all their money with him too.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 5, 2010
Weird Tax Myths MYTH #1: Tax cuts create jobs. Tax increases cost jobs. All Republican politicians, and many Democratic ones as well, make the claim that tax increases will prevent small business people from hiring. Indeed, it may force them to fire people. Alright, we expect politicians to say loony things. But we have a right to expect reporters to break out in hysterical laughter, economists to... to say how ridiculous that is...
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 6, 2008
The Fall of a Free Market Prophet Ayn Rand and Alan Greenspan are "Objectivists" whose ideas have failed colosally, even by Greenspan's own admission.
John Bolton and Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Neither Bolton, nor Trump is the real problem Bad as Bolton is, he is not the problem. Bad as Donald Trump, who brought him back, is, he's not the problem. The problem is "them" -- Republicans. Self-designated conservatives.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2007
Ah, Alberto Gonzales About a year from now pundits and instant historians will point back at the firing of the federal prosecutors and say, 'That's where the impeachment began.'I'm glad that it began with, or at least around, Alberto.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2008
THE NEW KNOW NOTHINGS It was Jesus Christ, if Matthew is to be believed, who said, "Love thine enemy." It is in that spirit that I write this belated valentine to Sarah Palin.
The Opioid Crisis, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 15, 2019
Drugs, guns, and despair: How America is killing Americans American life expectancy has declined. There's no foreign invasion. No war within its borders. No one to blame but ourselves. How then, is America killing Americans? Most reports point to three things: drugs and alcohol, guns, and despair.
President Donald Trump at Fort Drum, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2018
Trump's trials and tribulations in 2019 In the last two years, the Republican majority has prevented any real investigations of Trump in Congress. In January, however, they'll be reduced to an impotent minority that can only whine and moan. Trump will do his best to hide behind the theory that a sitting president cannot be indicted. That will be challenged. Mueller, and everyone else, is moving up the chain.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Weird Tax Myths #2 -" Recessions, Depressens & Tax Policy Tax hikes end depressions & recessions by stimulating the economy. Tax cuts cause crashes & lower the GDP rate of increase. The right wing passion for tax cuts is a bought & paid for propaganda service. If we fail to put in place sane tax policies we are heading for another crash.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2011
It's time to end this silly farce of Labor Day. It's time to end this silly farce of Labor Day. No one celebrates labor. I mean no one. A few months back I suggested to Arianna Huffington that Huffington Post have a Labor section. They have business -- as do all major publications -- style, black, latino, green, religion, good news, travel, weird news, comedy, celebrity, parents -- but not labor. They have recipes, home, do it yourself, body, spirit, and...
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Last Weiner This needs to be solved, this needs a real fix. We need a new combination, we need a new mix to save the world from men getting their kicks, and the news media full of nothing but pricks.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The Road to Esfahan This insightful article discusses very clearly why an assault on Iran by the Bush/Cheney regime will be a disaster of epic proportions. As one can gather upon reading, it is obvious that Iran is a country we need to be talking to, not threatening with destruction.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The Sex Life Of Presidents It's time for a national debate on the sex lives of presidents. Put it on the table, get it out in the open, talk about what we're talking about. When we elect a president, are we looking for someone to lead the national monogamy crusade?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 28, 2008
The Myths and Harsh Effects of Bush's Economic Class War George Bush came into office. There was a recession almost immediately. Officially it began in March of 2001 and, officially, it ended eight months later. The causes of that recession are vague and amorphous, generally credited to the "business cycle."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 25, 2007
Lies, Lies, and More Lies, in History-Illiterate America George Bush – and other Iraq War supporters – have argued that if we withdraw from Iraq the result will be like the slaughters – the killing fields –in Cambodia. Here are the facts.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Victory! For Bush! In the past few months, against all odds, Bush has scored two incredible victories in Iraq. They are, of course, over his favorite enemies, the media and the American public. Now, at last, the enemy in Iraq is being called Al Qaeda!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2007
The Republican Disease vs. Reality the essential message of the Republican Party: We're afraid, let's kill somebody. It's doesn't have to make sense...
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2007
Coming Out of the Republican Closet; Queer for Segregation One of the pillars of the contemporary Republican Party has been racism. They have made great efforts to mask it with euphemisms so that they can use code words to let anti-black voters know what side they're on and at the same time piously deny that they are being racist. Their code words have been that they are for 'states rights,' 'law and order,' 'welfare reform,' and against 'affirmative action,' 'quotas..."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Stupidity, Ignorance, Lies, Myths, Panic and Fear Bush went to Vietnam. Asked how that war compared to this war, he answered, "We'll succeed unless we quit." The failure to get serious about the history of the Vietnam war is part of what permits idiocies like this war. The great myth, clearly the myth that George Bush believes, is that the US lost the Vietnam war because liberals, Hollywood actresses, hippies and CBS News subverted our will to fight. That's not true.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 5, 2007
The 'Mysteries' of Bushenomics The economic recovery has some really strange features
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 8, 2009
Time for Tax Hikes US economic growth has been strongest when our taxes have been high. During World War II, then under Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy, our upper marginal tax rates were between 88-92%. Read those numbers again. They are astonishingly high. Those were our strongest growth years.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Habeus Corpus
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2007
Profiles in Cowardice I called Senator Hillary Clinton's office to ask how she was going to vote on the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill without benchmarks. The staffer at the other end of the line said was studying the bill. The rest of the conversation went like this, and I swear on my parents' graves that it's true. Q: She voted for the war and now she doesn't want to vote to get out of it? Clinton's Staffer: Yes.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 18, 2007
Failure Is Not An Option Failure is not an option. It's standard! On every policy we make! Name a policy, and it's got failure! Guaranteed! Or your government back!
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 23, 2007
Iraq Cost Benefit Analysis The War in Iraq has cost about $453,000,000,000 (four hundred and fifty-three billion dollars) to date. That's pretty hard to grasp. Especially on my income and probably on yours. Let's bring that home and make it a little more understandable.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 30, 2006
2007-- Year of Madness my guess is that 2007 will not be a time of renewal and restoration. It will be a time of conflict, in-fighting and meanness. Of madness.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2006
Give George Bush His War George Bush wants the war. He wants it to be his issue. Yes. Yes, please, let him have it. Let it be all his. The position to take is that it's not America's war at all. The issue is that it's George Bush's war. His own, personal, private obsession. So much so that he was scheming and plotting for years, even before 9/11, to have that war.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Mitt Romney Mitt Romney, in the Republican presidential candidates debate last night, said that the reason we went to war in Iraq was that Saddam Hussein would not let weapons inspectors in. That's right up there with Gerald Ford's gaffe, saying that "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe."
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2009
An Ode to Spring (of Banks We Sing) Lo, yon derivative swaps have taken wing. 'Tis an ode to spring. 'Tis of banks we sing. Oh so recently, richly, wildly over-inflated, their lending rooms are now tightly constipated. But, "O Goldman," and also "O Sachs," know that the government has your backs, we'll restore your riches with an extra tax as you lobby to be sure regulations stay lax.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2008
35 Reasons You Must Call (202) 225-5126 Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush. They were referred to the Judiciary Committee -- to die. That's too bad.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 15, 2006
for your health the best thing you can do for your health this year
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 12, 2007
WINNING IN IRAQ: Realities and Fictions
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Federal Confidential Scooter Libby has revealed that the only difference between Top Secret and something it would be good for the public to know can be one man's whim.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2006
Treason! At the NY Times! The reality people are, frankly, flummoxed. They – we – are just catching up to the idea that the people who are running the country live in fantasyland.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
War Dispatches from the War On Stupidity The strategy for Iraq is still: "We'll stand down, when they stand up!" Why can't they stand up? For starters, we dismantled their army, their police, and their government.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Blame Industry The Republican blame industry will, when the Iraq war's over, attempt to blame Democrats, liberals, cosmopolitans, the media and intellectuals. They will say the military was stabbed in the back, not allowed to win, fought with their hands tied, and would have won except that the media undermined them.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 4, 2006
Foaming Republicans Today’s Republican Party is a stool that rests on three legs of fear: fear of foreigners, fear of dark people and fear of sex.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 16, 2007
A secret dispatch from the war on stupidity The Senate is about to pass an intelligence bill that calls for spending $45,000,000,000,000 (forty-five billion dollars) a year – not just once, year after year – on intelligence. Bush is threatening to veto it because it has provisions that might let congress know what they're getting for $45,000,000,000,000 a year. He feels that only he should know. It's time to seriously rethink this whole 'intelligence' thing.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Larry Beinhart: An Impossible Dream The other day, at poker-- one of the players brought along a flimsy John Tasini flyer. Tasini is running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the Senate. Over the course of a couple of hands so dead that I folded before the first round of betting, I read the piece. I was shocked. Deeply shocked. Tasini was taking clear, sensible positions. And he was taking them in clear, straightforward language.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2008
READY ON DAY ONE!!! In order to be READY ON DAY ONE, as both Hillary Clinton and John McCain claim they will be, you have to be ready a long time before that. You have to come in with a plan. You have to come with a good organization. You have to understand the issues and problems and have some ideas of how to deal with them. OBAMA is the only candidate who will be READY ON DAY ONE, as he is the only one dealing in reality.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 10, 2008
FOG FACTS: PETREAEUS & THE FOG OF SPIN General Petraeus is being promoted. Now in charge of the war in Iraq, he will take charge of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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