Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mainstream Media Keep Interviewing the Same “Small Business Owner” — Who’s Being Put on the News by ALEC-Linked Group | AlterNet

When the world really wants to know what Joe the Plumber thinks… Wow — two news organizations covering the same story scoured the nation for a random small business owner to comment on that story — and they both found … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled by Obamacare Decision: 10 Ways John Roberts Is Still a Conservative’s Best Friend | AlterNet

It’s tough to imagine a more flagrant display of ungratefulness than the pushback Roberts is now receiving from his fellow conservatives. The reality is that Roberts consistently advanced the right’s agenda from the moment he joined the Court: via Don’t … Continue reading

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Capitalism and the Mad Uncle in the Attic | Common Dreams

What we’re doing now isn’t making us all rich. It’s impoverishing us. Ultimately, all wealth comes from natural capital. Things like fertile soils; viable forests; intact gene pools; abundant minerals; clean water and living oceans; sustainable fish stocks; flourishing ecosystems; … Continue reading

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Is the Meat You Are Eating Being Fed Animal Feces?

Chicken litter, a rendered down mix of chicken manure, dead chickens, feathers and spilled feed, is marketed as a cheap feed product for cows. The beef industry likes it because it’s cheaper than even corn and soy, so an estimated … Continue reading

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Under Cover of Darkness, a Corporate Coup Is Underway | | AlterNet

I would say, “The Final Grab”, but I don’t think they will quit grabbing until they’ve got it all. With the direct participation of 600 corporations and shocking levels of secrecy, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is … Continue reading

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Corporate Profits at All-Time High; Wages at All-Time Low: Can We Call it Class War Yet? | | AlterNet

The middle class is being hollowed out; increasingly, there are the super-super-rich, and there are the rest of us. via Corporate Profits at All-Time High; Wages at All-Time Low: Can We Call it Class War Yet? | | AlterNet.

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America Must Declare War on America

America must declare war on America, against the fusillade of divisive nonsense that passes for political discourse these days, provided with full corporate sponsorship by a small cabal of rich people via the “mainstream” news media they own from top … Continue reading

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The Euro Zone Is No Worse Than the United States

The difference, mainly, is that we in the United States think of ourselves as a nation, and blithely accept fiscal measures that routinely transfer large sums to the poorer states without even thinking of it as a regional issue — … Continue reading

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The Republican War on Elections | NationofChange

They wrap themselves in a constitution we were taught to revere, a constitution they secretly hold in contempt. They are subversives in Armani suits, and they are far more dangerous to the survival of this creaky, old republic than communists … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Media Lament Supreme Court Decision that Protects and Extends Affordable Care to Millions | NationofChange

Right-wing media have reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Obama’s health care law by claiming it is “a dark day for freedom” and “the end of America as we know it.” But the decision allows the health care … Continue reading

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