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The problems with Obama’s deal on the fiscal “cliff”—HAROLD MEYERSON explains – he’s editor at large of The American Prospect and he writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page—where his new piece is “Lessons from the Longshoremen,” HERE.
Plus: DAVID COLE asks the question “Who Pays for the Right to Bear Arms?” His answer: Black America. Young black men die of gun homicide eight times more often than young white men. David teaches Constitutional Law at Georgetown; his gun piece appears on the NYTimes op-ed page today, HERE.
Also: What Lincoln did, and what he didn’t do, to free the slaves: yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: ERIC FONER will comment – he teaches history at Columbia and won the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
READ Eric Foner on the Emancipation Proclamation in the New York Times yesterday HERE.