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Indeed.  We were....

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:19:54 AM EST
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Oh, I don't know. I'd say the long-term trend is still correct. You're just going through a bad couple of decades.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:21:30 AM EST
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I am not sure I agree, maybe the good couple of decades ended two decades ago.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:25:45 AM EST
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Three decades ago.

I'd say the last significant bit of truly progressive legislation in the US was passed, in bipartisan fashion and signed into law by a Republican president, in 1972, with the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

American "liberals"/(self-described left) think today of Jimmy Carter as a left President. He wasn't. Religiosity in the oval office, deregulation in the economy, beginning of the second cold war (US military arms build-up).

And we know what they've done since...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 02:24:17 PM EST
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One can only hope.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:27:12 AM EST
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