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Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2021

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2021

The weekend brought a number of developments in the evolving Senate negotiations over President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget package.  On Sunday evening, the Senate Parliamentarian opined that a measure creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants did not have a significant enough impact on the federal budget to merit inclusion in a […]

Rick Claypool on OxyContin Bankruptcy, Dean Baker on Economic Disconnects

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Rick Claypool on OxyContin Bankruptcy, Dean Baker on Economic Disconnects

  Purdue heir David Sackler and wife Joss depicted in Vanity Fair (8/19) This week on CounterSpin: The engineers of the crack epidemic were never offered a deal to get out of the biz with impunity as long as they gave some money towards helping the families, communities and healthcare systems broken in the wake […]

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Chris Bernadel on Haitian Assassination, Michael Carome on FDA Alzheimer’s Investigation

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Chris Bernadel on Haitian Assassination, Michael Carome on FDA Alzheimer’s Investigation

  Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Adm. Mike Mullen (center) with US troops in Haiti, 2010 (photo: Chad J. McNeeley/DoD) This week on CounterSpin: There are enough storylines in the July 7 assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse to make you lose sight of the big picture. The thing is: US media consumers don’t have […]

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