Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them | | AlterNet

“Her books provided wide-ranging parables of ‘parasites,’ ‘looters’ and ‘moochers’ using the levers of government to steal the fruits of her heroes’ labor. In the real world, however, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name … Continue reading

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GOP to Seek More Raids, Deportations of Immigrants | AlterNet

Deportations of undocumented immigrants have already reached extremely high levels in the past few years–almost 400,000 in a year– but the new House GOPers aren\’t satisfied–they want more aggressive, less humane treatment of undocumented workers, and they want it now. … Continue reading

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Prominent Rabbis to Place Ad Against Beck, Ailes, in Murdoch-Owned WSJ | AlterNet

\”We share a belief that the Holocaust, of course, can and should be discussed appropriately in the media. But that is not what we have seen at Fox News. It is not appropriate to accuse a 14-year-old Jew hiding with … Continue reading

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Recall effort for state Sen. Pearce | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

“A community organization called Arizonans for Better Government filed the paperwork Thursday with the Secretary of State’s Office, saying they will seek as many as 15,000 signatures as part of their recall effort.”FINALLY! A GROUP IN AZ. WITH COMMON SENSE! … Continue reading

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The Media\’s Role in the Assault on Working People | | AlterNet

On the topic of doing something about those who have no jobs, there are lots of articles about “job creation” where a careful reporter could really question the terminology—and, as importantly, the assumptions. via The Media\’s Role in the Assault … Continue reading

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Killer Cuts | Currents Feature | Tucson Weekly

” It’s undeniable that some will die if they lose their medical coverage. As a 2009 report from Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance concluded: “Uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than … Continue reading

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The Civil War | Feature | Tucson Weekly

Dupnik, who has been sheriff of Pima County for three decades and a cop in these parts for more than a half-century, has had plenty to say in the wake of the shooting. He has laid into political figures and … Continue reading

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Three Immigration Myths Meet the Facts | | AlterNet

Repeating the same myths over and over again doesn’t make them true. via Three Immigration Myths Meet the Facts | | AlterNet.

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Asian-American Pol Receives Death Threat After Criticizing Rush Limbaugh\’s Racism | AlterNet

An apparent Rush Limbaugh fan faxed death threats to state Sen. Leland Yee on Wednesday morning, according to the senator’s spokesman. via Asian-American Pol Receives Death Threat After Criticizing Rush Limbaugh\’s Racism | AlterNet.

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Study: Abortion Does Not Cause Mental Health Problems — Having a Baby Does | AlterNet

“A Danish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine tracked 365,550 women over 12 years who’d either had a kid or terminated a pregnancy. They compared the rates at which women in each group sought mental health care. … Continue reading

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