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Joseph Stiglitz

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Can Maine's Democrats come back from the dead?

Let's skip over several huge problems the Maine Democratic Party faces as it tries to recover from its historic losses in November, when for the first time since 1964 the Republicans took control of both houses of the Legislature and the governorship.
Or have they been Republicans for too long?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 21, 2011
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Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010

Culture wars

IN A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM, THE US ARMY IS USING ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TO BRIDGE CULTURAL DIVIDES AND LIMIT AMERICAN CASUALTIES. BUT IS THE DATA THEY COLLECT USED TO TARGET AND KILL FOREIGNERS?
IN A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM, THE US ARMY IS USING ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TO BRIDGE CULTURAL DIVIDES AND LIMIT AMERICAN CASUALTIES. BUT IS THE DATA THEY COLLECT USED TO TARGET AND KILL FOREIGNERS?
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  March 11, 2009
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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009
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The wrong man for hard times

Most Democrats see Barack Obama’s inauguration as a clear-cut, welcome turn to the left.
State House Democrats need to stand up to the governor
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 04, 2009
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Hey guv: stop slashing!

It seems as if there’s no light at the end of the state’s gloomy fiscal tunnel.
State budget cuts just make the recession worse
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 31, 2008


Iraq = oil

Joseph Stiglitz fails to support his assertion that the connection between the Iraq invasion and oil is not plausible.
Letters to the Portland editor: April 11, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  April 09, 2008
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Defensive budget

President Bush, disregarding independent studies from other leading analysts, has rejected our estimate for the total eventual cost of the Iraq War as “exaggerated.”
Running up a tab in Iraq
By JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ AND LINDA J. BILMES  |  April 02, 2008
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Iraq: Five years later

Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
By PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008

What's going on?

Five years into the Iraq War, we can catalogue a person’s every move with Twitter, Facebook, and the like.
Never mind the information age. When it comes to the war, we’re still in the dark.
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  March 12, 2008
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Iraq: Five years later and time to go

March 19 will mark the fifth anniversary of America’s war in Iraq.
Plus, updates on the Cowans   case, performance artist Milan Kohout, and the BPL
By EDITORIAL  |  March 12, 2008


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How independent are we on this Fourth of July?

Dawn skims across the main streets of America while gentle summer breezes spin red, white, and blue remnants of this week’s Fourth of July parades
Sleepwalking
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  July 02, 2007