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Monday, April 18, 2011

Libya: a glimpse of America's future?

Time out from battle  

To get a real sense of what is going on in Libya, check out this slide show at The New York Times.

The most haunting aspect is that these fighters are trying to throw off the kind of oppression and disregard that many governors, such as Scott Walker of Wisconsin, are subjecting their working people to.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that pursuant to the passage of Walker's budget bill, more than 30 school principals in the Milwaukee system have opted to take their retirement.  The question is what the workers who do not have that option will do.                                  

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