A New Dust Bowl? by Chris Williams

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, argues that the drought gripping the U.S. can’t be separated from climate change.
SocialistWorker.org
Aug. 6, 2012

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MORE THAN 50 percent of counties in the United States are now officially designated “disaster” zones. The reason given in 90 percent of cases is the continent-wide drought that has been devastating crop production. Forty-eight percent of the U.S. corn crop is rated as “poor to very poor,” along with 37 percent of soy; 73 percent of cattle acreage is suffering drought conditions, along with 66 percent of land given to the production of hay.

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Punk Patriot: Leave Obama Alone!

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The Punk Patriot examines Obama’s new appointees.

Note: It is way too easy to find silly pictures of Tom Vilsack

[retitled: Obama Goggles]

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Obama, Warren, and the Mythical ‘Middle Ground’ by Steven Jonas, MD

Time travelling or does Obama have any kind of deal let alone a new ‘New Deal’? by William Bowles

Guns, Butter, and Obama By Conn Hallinan