America Goes Dark

With infrastructure and education crumbling, we’re on the unlit, unpaved road to nowhere.

The lights are going out all over America — literally. Colorado Springs has made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a third of its streetlights, but similar things are either happening or being contemplated across the nation, from Philadelphia to Fresno. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Ara Gregorian - Aug 8, 2010 - 8:22 PM PDT
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Edited by: Samuel W. Velsor IV - Aug 15, 2010 - 12:16 PM PDT

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Samuel W.  Velsor IV
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by Samuel W. Velsor IV - Aug. 15, 2010

The truth hurts, radical as this op-ed is, it is true thanks entirely to the party of no - the Republicans.

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Preston Watts
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by Preston Watts - Aug. 11, 2010

So the end result of the long campaign against government is that we’ve taken a disastrously wrong turn. While I agree we have taken a wrong turn it's not a liberal or conservative agenda that got us here nor will it get us out. Both of the major parties economists have proven beyond any doubt they are TOTALLY incompetent. The rich need to be taxed. Corporations need to be regulated. Another economic theory needs to be tried. We are in a depression with Artificially inflated prices where labor has been the only section of the economy that has been allowed to devalue. The numbers are staggering the b word is not big enough anymore goto go with the t word. GM, Chrysler, Freddy mac & may, this bank, that bank, stock brokers, ... More »

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Ara Gregorian
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by Ara Gregorian - Aug. 9, 2010
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