Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Real Cure for “Obamacare”: Medicare for All | Common Dreams

Most of the rest of the world has discovered a more humane, cost effective alternative, a national or single payer system, such as expanding and adequately funding Medicare to cover everyone. Even in countries where politicians have proposed privatization or … Continue reading

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Robert Reich (Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class)

Public higher education has been the gateway to the middle class but that gate is shutting – just when income and wealth are more concentrated at the top than they’ve been since the 1920s, and when America needs the brainpower … Continue reading

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House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain – The Hill’s Floor Action

Wow! You mean the House can overturn a Supreme Court decision? There are checks and balances? Why haven’t they overturned this ‘corporations are people’ nonsense? The House on Tuesday afternoon approved legislation that overturns a 2005 Supreme Court decision that … Continue reading

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Who Stole the American Dream in Broad Daylight? | Truthout

“Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?” is a feature documentary about the emergence of plutocratic control of the US government. But the film is not meant to raise the white flag to accumulated wealth. In fact, it concludes that, “There … Continue reading

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Labor’s Fight Is OUR Fight | OurFuture.org

The story of America is a similar story to that of organized labor. The story of America is a story of We, the People banding together to fight the concentrated wealth and power of the British aristocracy. Our Declaration of … Continue reading

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Judge Sides With Monsanto: Ridicules Farmers’ Right to Grow Food Without Fear, Contamination and Economic Harm | NationofChange

What a surprise! Judge sides with the 1% against the 99%: “While I have great re­spect for Judge Buch­wald, her de­ci­sion to deny farm­ers the right to seek legal pro­tec­tion from one of the world’s fore­most patent bul­lies is gravely … Continue reading

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4 Proofs the USDA Doesn’t Care About Your Health | NationofChange

…the or­ga­ni­za­tion (USDA) ac­tu­ally said that one major hur­dle they had to face when speed­ing up the reg­u­la­tion process — which cuts the reg­u­la­tory time pe­riod in which GMO crops are stud­ied for safety in half — was pub­lic in­ter­est. … Continue reading

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GE Breaks Law, Avoids Taxes. Gets Billions From Gov’t, Avoids Taxes. Gets White House Post — Ah, You Know the Rest. | OurFuture.org

GE paid an effective tax rate of 2.3 percent or less over the past ten years. What did the government do for GE while it was paying little – and often no – taxes? Let’s see: The government let it … Continue reading

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David Stockman: If You Want to Address Gas Prices, ‘Stop Beating the War Drums Right Now’ | Video Cafe

STOCKMAN: I think you can address this decisively by stop beating the war drums right now. And Obama could do that, and he could say the neocons are history. The policy that they’re talking about right now is the same … Continue reading

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AFP: More Americans believe in climate change: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that climate change is real — the highest level in two years — as the public trusted its own observations of rising temperatures, a poll said Tuesday. …and this is in spite of the Republican … Continue reading

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