Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pink Slime and Mad Cow Just the Tip of the Iceberg | Common Dreams

Governmental solution: let chicken processors inspect themselves. Mad cow deserves our attention and we deserve to know the truth about our food system. It is but one small piece of the puzzle of overcoming our food safety challenges and a … Continue reading

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Daily Kos: Gibbs: GOP Slogan is “You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough.”

Distilled to its essence, that is Romney and the GOP’s economic message. Obama didn’t clean up their mess fast enough. This is an article that appeared in Vanity Fair in 2007. When we look back someday at the catastrophe that … Continue reading

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Jeremy Scahill: US Has Become ‘Nation of Assassins’ | Common Dreams

Murder–in our name: We have become a nation that is somehow silent in the face of — or embraces, as polls indicate — the idea that assassination should be one of the centerpieces of US foreign policy. How dangerous is … Continue reading

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The Implosion of Capitalism

When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be emptied of life. Let … Continue reading

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Transportation & Infrastructure = IMMEDIATE Jobs = Deficit Reduction | OurFuture.org

President Obama spoke today at the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in Washington, asking Republicans to stop blocking infrastructure and transportation projects. (See transcript here.) These projects would immediately create jobs, which would immediately start reducing the … Continue reading

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Five Tax Fallacies Invented by the 1% | NationofChange

We hear these claims often, even though they’re entirely false. An analysis of the facts should make that clear. (1) The Rich Pay Almost All the Taxes (2) Tax Rates Are Too High (3) Tax Cuts Boost the Economy (4) … Continue reading

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AZ Lawmakers Lash Out At Imaginary United Nations Conspiracy With Assault On All Poverty & Environmental Laws | AlterNet

Doing the People’s Business: Earlier this year, Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz touted a bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that George Soros secretly partnered with the United Nations to eliminate the game of golf. Seriously, we aren’t making this up. … Continue reading

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Growing Number of Americans Expect to Rely Mostly on Social Security | FDL Action

…if we can stop the Republicans from destroying it. Growing Number of Americans Expect to Rely Mostly on Social Security | FDL Action.

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President’s Top Terrorism Aid Calls Drone Killings “Legal,” “Ethical,” “Wise” | AlterNet

Torture, murder, assassination are all fine and legal. If you don’t believe me, ask my assistant here: President Obama’s senior anti-terrorism advisor, John Brennan, on Monday gave the administration’s most detailed explanation of the policy and considerations behind using unmanned … Continue reading

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Get Sick. Can’t Pay? Go to Jail! | AlterNet

A breast cancer survivor who was sent to prison over a mistaken $280 medical bill has highlighted the return of debtor’s prisons in the U.S. Illinois resident Lisa Lindsay had received the medical bill in error and was told she … Continue reading

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