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Due to widespread apathy toward what is going on in our nation, this blog will be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. I would like to thank all my faithful followers–both of you (you know who you are). Some … Continue reading

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Macho Men, Social Security and the Chained CPI – Dean Baker

In societies across the globe, men demonstrate their manhood in different ways. There are many wonderful tracts on the topic. However, in the culture of Washington DC, the best way to demonstrate your manhood is to express your willingness to … Continue reading

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Meet the Heartless Jerk Leading a Project to Eliminate Sick Leave | Alternet

The evidence shows that paid sick leave does not hurt businesses. Meanwhile, it keeps workers from having to choose between going to work sick and paying the bills, and it offers public health benefits. So when you hear all these … Continue reading

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Study Finds 80% of All Antibiotics in US Used for Big-Ag | Common Dreams

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary “guidelines” designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its antibiotics habit. Ever since, the agency has been mulling whether and how to implement the new program. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Radioactive Eye Glasses …Silverware…Zippers…Hip Joints… Anyone? | Common Dreams

How would you like radioactive metal from nuclear weapons facilities to be recycled for use in consumer goods like silverware, pots and pans, eye glasses, zippers, kid’s braces, and even pacemakers and artificial hip joints? If the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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How the GOP Plans to Subvert, Buy and Obstruct the Vote In 2016 – Richard Long

The Republicans message after November’s shellacking was “If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules of the game so you can win the next time.”  These changes could be devastating in the absence of a candidate like Obama.  However, … Continue reading

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Please, stand with Daily Kos and CREDO by signing our petition urging your members of Congress to pass a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United decision and ending corporate personhood. via Daily Kos Action.

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Sanders, Schakowsky Propose Tax Fairness Act | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – February 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced a bill to stop profitable corporations from sheltering income in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens. The legislation also would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs … Continue reading

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Obama Drone Program Secrecy Reaches Alice-in-Wonderland Extremes

On his first day in the Oval Office, Obama promised to deliver a new era of government openness and ordered that FOIA requests be met quickly and generously.Instead, the administration has thrown up roadblocks at every effort to learn about … Continue reading

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They Talk Deficits Instead Of Jobs — It’s Corruption – Dave Johnson

Washington is back to talking about deficits and not about jobs. Didn’t we just have an election? Didn’t we vote to tax the wealthy, provide public services and benefits and provide people with jobs? Isn’t the deficit down 50% from … Continue reading

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