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Volume 33, Number 4, January 27, 2006

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Deficits As Capital Gains: How To Capitalize a Recovery  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“What is a competent approach to establishing and maintaining a U.S. Federal Capital Budget—as distinct from a slop-jar package which lumps short-term and long-term balances together indifferently, in a single silly lump, as a common budget?”

National

Dems Must Follow LaRouche’s Lead, Sink Alito Nomination  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The release of a document by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, attempting to defend the Bush Administration’s illegal spying on Americans, “confirms that this Administration is in the hands of a fascist cabal,” said Lyndon LaRouche. “Nobody who is concerned and thinking clearly can, in their right mind, support the nomination of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court under these conditions.”

Legislators Go On Record Against Alito Nomination  

A statement circulated by Missouri State Rep. Juanita Head Walton (D).

Retired Military Demand That Bush Ban Torture  

Twenty-three retired admirals and generals sent a letter to the President, demanding implementation of the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment.

House Dems’ Hearing Exposes Danger of Bush’s Executive Power Grab  

by Edward Spannaus

Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on the Administration’s use of warrantless electronic surveillance.

International

Apply LaRouche Doctrine To Extinguish Flames of War  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Southwest Asia is up in flames: threatened coup d’état in Damascus; mounting casualties and political stalemate in Iraq; political in-fighting in Lebanon; instability in Israel; and, threatened military strikes against Iran.

Nuclear Strife with Iran: Where Is the Solution?  

by Jürgen Hübschen, Colonel (GS), ret.

A statement by Col. Jürgen Hübschen, retired from Germany’s Air Force, who was German defense attaché in Baghdad during 1986-89.

Pakistan in Turmoil May Complicate U.S. Plans  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Shadows of Kissinger and Brzezinski Loom over Cambodia  

by Michael Billington

Ibero-America: ‘Presidents’ Club’ On the Move  

by Valerie Rush and Dennis Small

Economics

Probe Ross/Rothschild Factor in the Sago Coal Mine Disaster  

by Paul Gallagher

The revelation that corporate predator Wilbur L. Ross began buying the debt of Anker West Virginia Coal Co. in September 1997, and had his lieutenant in apparent operational control of the company by May 2003, should be a focus of a full investigation by Congress of the mine explosion in West Virginia.

WL Ross and Co., and the Anker Coal Disaster  

An interview with Mark Reutter.

GOP Medicare Drug Plan a Slow-Working Katrina  

The Enemy of European Labor Is Maastricht  

by Rainer Apel

Interviews

Mark Reutter  

Reutter is the author of Making Steel: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might (2004), which examines the bankruptcy proceedings of Bethlehem Steel and the company’s takeover by Wilbur L. Ross.

Editorial

Time To Fight Fascism  

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