Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Best Among Us | Truthout

To be declared innocent in a country where the rule of law means nothing, where we have undergone a corporate coup, where the poor and working men and women are reduced to joblessness and hunger, where war, financial speculation and … Continue reading

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The Due-Process-Free Assassination of US Citizens is Now Reality | Common Dreams

It was first reported in January of last year that the Obama administration had compiled a hit list of American citizens whom the President had ordered assassinated without any due process, and one of those Americans was Anwar al-Awlaki. No … Continue reading

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Hospitals Push Hike in Age for Medicare | Common Dreams

As the deficit reduction supercommittee hunts for $1.5 trillion in additional savings, US hospital executives are so worried about having their payments cut that they plan to start lobbying Congress next week to shift the burden onto their elderly patients … Continue reading

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Democrats: Clarence Thomas Should Be Investigated for Nondisclosure | AlterNet

…throughout his 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Thomas routinely checked a box titled “none” on his annual financial disclosure forms, indicating that his wife had received no income. But in reality, the letter states, she earned nearly $700,000 from … Continue reading

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“Occupy Wall Street” Is Getting Huge — But Where Are the Democratic Politicians? | AlterNet

“Occupy Wall Street” Is Getting Huge — But Where Are the Democratic Politicians? | AlterNet. (They are behind the curve–as usual.)

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Maine Elections Chief Uses GOP List to Intimidate Student Voters And Encourage Them to Re-Register in Another State | NationofChange

The lat­est voter sup­pres­sion tac­tic em­ployed by Re­pub­li­cans can be found in Maine, where last week the Sec­re­tary of State sent a threat­en­ing let­ter to hun­dreds of col­lege stu­dents who were legally reg­is­tered to vote in Maine, float­ing the pos­si­bil­ity … Continue reading

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Robert Reich (The Moral Question)

Yet Republicans won’t consider increasing taxes on the rich to pay for what’s needed – even though the wealthiest members of our society are richer than ever, taking home a bigger slice of total income and wealth than in seventy-five … Continue reading

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Suspicious? Department of Justice Denies Guns to Medical Marijuana Patients, and the NRA is Silent | | AlterNet

“This is more evidence of the Obama administration’s malfeasance with regard to medical marijuana,” said Dale Gieringer, long-time director of California NORML. “They have a real penchant for over-regulation. We’ve seen it with the Treasury rules and warnings to banks, … Continue reading

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Why the Boosters of US Empire Swoon Over Killer Drones | | AlterNet

When we send our armadas of drones out to kill, don’t be surprised if the rest of the world doesn’t see us as the good guys or the heroes. (It’s like crashing a plane into a building without having to … Continue reading

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10 Congresspeople Making Life Worse for Their Constituents | | AlterNet

The argument that we can’t afford what in many cases are life-saving programs is nonsense. It’s a matter ofchoices: do we invest in affordable housing, or a mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes? Do we throw 700,000 women and children … Continue reading

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