Monthly Archives: August 2011

The GOP War on Voting | Rolling Stone Politics

As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes … Continue reading

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Obama May “Swing for the Fences” With Jobs Agenda Speech in Front of Joint Session | AlterNet

Obama May “Swing for the Fences” With Jobs Agenda Speech in Front of Joint Session | AlterNet. (My guess is that there will be no joy in Mudville that night.)

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Dick Cheney, the Ultimate American Terrorist | Truthout

If there were any justice to be found in this deranged country, Dick Cheney would have penned his pestiferous, self-serving little memoir by the light of a bare bulb inside the cell of a federal prison. If there were any … Continue reading

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Report: Corporate Offshore Profits Tripled Since Last Tax Amnesty | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

A loophole in our nation’s tax laws allows multinational companies and hedge funds to shelter enormous sums of money from taxes by creating offshore identities and using tax-haven banks. Corporate executives claim that if they are allowed to bring the … Continue reading

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Different parts of Tripoli now controlled by rival rebel groups. What could go wrong? « Hot Air Headlines

Different parts of Tripoli now controlled by rival rebel groups. What could go wrong? « Hot Air Headlines.

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Giuliani still mulling a presidential run « Hot Air

Giuliani says he’s seriously eyeing another run for the nomination despite the spectacular failure last time. He’s critical of President Barack Obama, saying the Democrat has made a faltering economy even worse. (Sorry, Rudy; but you are just not crazy … Continue reading

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Study: CEO pay tops tax bill – Mackenzie Weinger – POLITICO.com

One-fourth of the highest-paid CEOs in the United States made more money last year than their companies paid in taxes, according to a report on Wednesday. For the 25 CEOs whose earnings exceeded their company’s federal income tax, pay averaged … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

War has offered the opportunity for profiteering pretty much since the most sophisticated weapons technology at man’s disposal was a spear. But the level of that profiteering these days is truly spectacular. This new report from the Center for Public … Continue reading

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Town Hall Turmoil Continues for the GOP | ThinkProgress

It’s Been a Long, Hot August for the GOP Republican members of Congress have tried a few tricks to avoid facing their constituents this summer: some held only “pay-per-view” town halls, one put out a “watch list” of local activists, … Continue reading

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August is Deadliest Month for US in Afghanistan | Common Dreams

KABUL, Afghanistan — August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country. (Oh yeah, things … Continue reading

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