Monthly Archives: March 2011

Jessica Levinson: Will the Supreme Court Vote for Speech?

“Sadly, the questioning at oral arguments this week seemed to indicate that the nine Supreme Court Justices would split along the same 5-4 lines that they did in the now infamous Citizens United decisions. Based on her questioning, Justice Kagan, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to CBS\\\’ 60 Minutes Following its Pitch for More Corporate Handouts | | AlterNet

“Many recent reports, easily accessible to your research staff, would have found a long list of giant corporations that pay no taxes, and often get millions or even billions in tax rebates. Among them such well known names as Exxon … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow Goes After Right-Wing Group Targeting Labor Professors | AlterNet

“The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which is funded by the ubiquitous, union-busting Koch Brothers, filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act for any emails sent during state time, on state computers, Naturally, labor professors would very probably … Continue reading

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When Facts Are Not Enough: Treating Mass Psychosis « SpeakEasy

“One of the biggest, long-lasting delusions of progressives is that people are moved mainly by rational arguments. Consequently, to get people to accept a particular policy such as universal health care, all one needs to do is to present strong … Continue reading

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GE Pays No Incomes Taxes and Now Wants Workers to Make Concessions | AlterNet

Mike Elk reports, “After not paying any taxes and making huge profits, ThinkProgress has learned that General Electric is expected to ask its nearly 15,000 unionized employees in the United States to make major concessions.” via GE Pays No Incomes … Continue reading

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Big Banks Save Billions As Homeowners Suffer, Internal Federal Report By CFPB Finds

“The nation’s five largest mortgage firms have saved more than $20 billion since the housing crisis began in 2007 by taking shortcuts in processing troubled borrowers’ home loans, according to a confidential presentation prepared for state attorneys general by the … Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men | LA Progressive

“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began.” The New Jim Crow: Mass Inceration of African American Men | LA Progressive.

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How Republicans Tried to Silence a Professor Critical of Their Destructive Right-Wing Agenda | AlterNet

“By going after a hitherto unknown, renowned and reasonable moderate scholar they are attempting to intimidate anyone else in Academia or who works for any governmental body from expressing their opinions.” The McCarthy Era lives on in hyperspace. via How … Continue reading

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4 Biggest GOP Lies About Jobs (And Why Obama Must Repudiate Them) | | AlterNet

“What is worrisome, almost as much as the Republican’s repeated big lies about jobs is the silence of President Obama and Democratic leaders in the face of them. Obama has the bully pulpit. Republicans don’t. But if he doesn’t use … Continue reading

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What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy | | AlterNet

“Despite policies geared to the interests of corporations and the wealthy, neoliberalism enjoyed wide electoral success because it was ushered in by rhetoric that effectively played off public images of the sixties—threatening black militants, rebellious students, Viet Cong flag–waving antiwar … Continue reading

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