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Scheer Trumps Krugman in Stockman Debate

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Journalist Mike Whitney praised the Truthdig editor in chief for being "the only voice on the left" to defend former Reagan budget director David Stockman against an "army of toffeenose pundits" who failed to honor the essential truth of Stockman's controversial New York Times op-ed.

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On Friday, North Korea endured quite a setback on the international stage with the failure of its long-range missile launch. Also figuring in among the topics for this week's panelists -- Arianna Huffington, Robert Scheer, Carly Fiorina and Matt Miller -- on "Left, Right & Center" are taxes, the Trayvon Martin court case and Apple's pricing problem.

Right-Wing Media Critic Andrew Breitbart Dies

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Over the course of his career as a conservative commentator, blogger and vigilant crusader against liberal bias, as he saw it, in the mainstream American media and in Hollywood, Andrew Breitbart pulled off a few high-profile alliances and at least one major takedown.Conservative commentator, blogger and anti-liberal crusader Andrew Breitbart is dead at the age of 43.

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"Left, Right & Center" lost one of its integral members since the long-running show's last episode with the death of conservative co-host Tony Blankley on Jan. 7. For this week's edition, Matt Miller, Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington and guest panelist Mary Matalin pay their on-air respects.

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Does America need a third political party? The backlash against Obama on the left and the tepid support for Romney (the "anyone but Romney” vote has gone from Bachmann to Perry to Cain to Gingrich) would seem to make this a fine time for an independent party to emerge.

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Do Americans really want a tectonic shift in our economic system? Or are we happier "muddling through"? And most important, what would Jesus do in this seemingly relentless recession? Truthdig's own Robert Scheer has some thoughts on all of the above this week, as do show regulars Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller.

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Does America need a third political party? The backlash against Obama on the left and the tepid support for Romney would seem to make this a fine time for an independent party to emerge. But it's also the year of $1 billion campaigns and Citizens United-style funding schemes.

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