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    From The Herald's Research Editor

    Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    Food for worry 

    With the continually escalating racket about Social Security, the AARP, whether the elderly are stealing from the young, malpractice insurance costs, not to mention the continual worry about the war and the economy, it's hard not to wonder just what is going on in our democracy. There's a serious look at what it all means on the Daily Kos: The Rise of Rove's Republic. It should give worried Americans something to ponder:
      "...there are only two ways to pay off this debt. One is to sell everything in America - the national parks, government lands, the airwaves, the profits of our labor, the fruits of our agriculture, the mortgages that we pay on our houses - to foreigners so they will keep our economy lubricated with money and oil - or it will be to create new forms of industry and commerce will create more wealth and dwarf what was borrowed. The first is the Republican way - to strip the country bare to pay for present consumption. The second must become the proposal of the Democratic Party."

    posted by liz at 12:44 PM
    Thank you for the link, I hope you will take the time to read the first chapter of the fourth republic, which the piece is based on
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    Elisabeth Donovan

    Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to the field.

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