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10:19 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Weekly Standard: Borrow And Spend Vs. Austerity

Students gather on front of riot policemen protecting the main entrance of the Mobile Word Congress during a student's demonstration against austerity measures in Education on Feb. 29, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Police beat and arrested youths, while rioters smashed windows and fires were lit in the streets of Barcelona.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 6:57 am

Irwin M. Stelzer writes for The Weekly Standard.

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Opinion
10:13 am
Thu April 26, 2012

New Republic: The Misuse Of The German Example

Demonstrators march from Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament to protest against austerity measures as the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne prepares to leave 11 Downing Street on Budget Day March 21, 2012 in London, England. Great Britain has re-entered a recession.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 10:44 am

Alec MacGillis is a senior editor for The New Republic.

I don't usually wade into global economic policy here on the Stump, but as Mitt Romney reminded us in his speech last night, the 2012 presidential race is "still about the economy — and we're not stupid." So after coming across a particular pet peeve of mine just now, I'm going to wade on in.

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Opinion
10:06 am
Thu April 26, 2012

The Nation: Wars Of Attrition

Marine One with President Barack Obama onboard prepares to land on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2012.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:55 am

Nick Turse is the associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch.com.

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Opinion
10:04 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Weekly Standard: Waiting For The U.N.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon returning at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2012 from a two-day trip.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:56 am

John Yoo is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Education
9:45 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Boehner: House Will Vote On Student Loans

The House is set to vote Friday on a GOP proposal to keep some student loan interest rates at current levels. Many students have been concerned at news that the current 3.4 percent rate could double if Congress fails to extend the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Host Michel Martin talks with Jason Delisle of the New America Foundation.

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