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Volume 34, Number 49, December 14, 2007

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Our U.S.A. Needs a Real Candidate!: Let There Be a Time of Thanksgiving  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. offers his sage advice to the Presidential candidates who are currently playing schoolyardlike games of competitive political sports. “Both our republic, and the world as a whole,” he warns, “are in the present grip of a Classically, globally tragic situation. But for my age, I would be the only possible candidate who could actually be presently considered intellectually competent for the role which the next U.S. President must perform under these present, historically extraordinary conditions. So far, none of the present candidates has shown any grasp of the crucial, specific strategic quality of tasks of leadership, on which not only our republic, but on which civilization as a whole would depend, if the world as a whole were not already fated to be plunged, very, very soon, into a deep, and prolonged new dark age.”

International

Behind the Annapolis Meet and the Iran NIE Shock  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The war party faction in the Bush Administration has suffered a pair of stunning political setbacks to their plans for further military confrontations in Southwest Asia. The danger of war against Iran is not over; but the prospects of perpetual war in the world’s oil patch is reduced, for the first time in a long while.

No Respite in Afghanistan

by Ramtanu Maitra

Russia’s Nuclear Energy Plan for the Next Fifty Years

by Marsha Freeman

The annual conference of the American Nuclear Society heard from Dr. Alexander Chebeskov, of Russia’s Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, on his country’s ambitious plans.

Defend Germany’s National Interests  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche challenges the failed policies of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German Psychotherapists: ‘No Killer Video Games for Christmas!’

Economics

Meltdown of World Financial System Is Fully Under Way  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche warns: “If Germany is to be saved, then in the coming period, some there will have to find the courage to propose a New Bretton Woods.”

China’s Role in the New Just World Economic Order  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A presentation by Helga Zepp-LaRouche to the “Forum on the U.S.-China Relationship and the Peaceful Reunification of China” in Los Angeles, delivered on her behalf.

LaRouche, FDR, and Nuclear Power in Southeast Asia  

by Mike Billington

Michael Billington reports back on a visit to Malaysia and the Philippines.

Can Maryland Public Hospital Be Saved?

An interview with Del. Joanne Benson.

National

EIR Testifies on LaRouche’s HBPA Solution to Crisis  

by Anita Gallagher

A hearing of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s House Intergovernmental Affairs Committee took testimony on the state’s House Resolution 418, which is based upon Lyndon LaRouche’s Homeowners and Bank Protection Act of 2007 (HBPA).

Testimony by Paul Gallagher and Richard Freeman of EIR, Linda Thompson of the Harrisburg City Council and founder of LOVESHIP, Inc.; and Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Paulson/Bush ‘Roadblock’ Action on Foreclosures

by Paul Gallagher

LYM Brings Reality to League of Cities  

by Natalie Lovegren

Members of the LaRouche Youth Movement attended the National League of Cities annual convention, mobilizing for LaRouche’s Homeowners and Bank Protection Act.

What Drives Iraq War Veterans to Suicide?

by Carl Osgood

Science & Technology

The Big Arctic Melt: All Hype and Scare

by Gregory Murphy

Refuting hysterical claims that the ice of the Arctic is disappearing because of manmade CO2, real science shows a dramatic refreeze in the Arctic, and a record snowfall in Antarctica. By Gregory Murphy.

Interviews

Del. Joanne Benson

Delegate Benson, Democrat of Maryland’s District 24, reports on the battle to save Prince Georges County Hospital, a public facility.

Editorial

Will You Fight To Save Our Youth?

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