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Friday, April 5, 2013
Digby
It’s Official: A Democratic President Proposes to Cut Social Security
Mark this day. For the first time in history , a Democratic president has officially proposed to cut the Democratic Party’s signature New Deal program, Social Security:
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Glenn Greenwald
The Soft, Weak Chinese Cite Concerns for International Law and Due Process
A heinous act of wanton slaughter , committed on 5 October 2011, dominated Chinese news for months. Two Chinese cargo ships were found adrift on the Mekong River, a major trade route for China , near...
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Robert Naiman
#ChainedCPI? For Every Social Security Judas, a Primary Challenge
The moment of truth has arrived. According to press reports, President Obama has openly embraced cutting Social Security and veterans benefits by imposing the "chained CPI" cut on cost of living...
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Amy Rothschild
Our Battle Cry Outside Obama's Dept. of Education
Through Sunday this week, education activists, including Diane Ravitch, will “occupy” the Department of Education.
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Greg Kaufmann
Who Will Give a Damn? On Sequestration, Housing, and Homelessness
Sequestration can seem a little vague, abstract, difficult to wrap your head around. But here’s what it means when it comes to housing: up to 140,000 fewer low-income families receiving housing...
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Peter Rugh
NYC Fast-Food Workers Fight Back Against Super-Sized Corporations
Tianna Smalls had planned on working Thursday, but her colleagues convinced her otherwise. “‘You’re either with us, or you’re for Wendy’s,’” Smalls remembers her co-workers telling her. Her mother...
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John Nichols, Robert McChesney
Will Obama Defend Media Democracy?
In a communications landscape where everything is up for grabs, the most powerful—and self-serving—players are grabbing for everything. And decisions that President Obama and his next appointee to...
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Steve Rendall
Keeping the Government's Secrets
“The government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government.... The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the...
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Michelle Chen
A New Door for Guestworkers?
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Ana Marie Cox
Will Gay Marriage Split the Republican Party?
A poll released on Monday found that Republicans ' number one criticism of their own party was that it was "inflexible" and "unwilling to compromise".
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Robert C. Koehler
A Future Stuck in the Pipeline
Are the bad ideas dead yet? You know, the ones that have been hollowing out the country’s soul for the last 30 years.
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Phil Rockstroh
Tyranny of the Reasonable: Popular Complacency in an Era of Economic Exploitation and Perpetual War
Throughout the course of human affairs, scheming elitists -- let's call them the Plundering Class -- have devoted their days conceiving strategies and executing agendas that serve to enrich the...
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