All Further Articles for 2013-01-23

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Aaargh. Fox.
In response to all these shootings, Fox "News" and its resident "psychiatrist" believe the problem is not guns but that Obama advocates “disempowering the individual,” also "hijacked," "abandoned," "Machiavellian," "clubs," and don't forget welfare moms. God love freedom of speech, but damn: People out there are listening to this idiocy.
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Israel's Vaunted Democracy, Except For That Little Disenfranchisement Issue
Lots of press on Israel's election and who won - the right wing, just barely - but very little on who lost: the at least one in four people in Israel for whom voting is not a right, but "a privilege dependent on geography and ethnicity." In honor of millions of Palestinians watching elections they cannot vote in, here are the late-arriving results from the Occupied Territories.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Still Fighting, 45 Years On
When sanitation workers marched in Atlanta, Ga. on Martin Luther King Day to demand recognition of their union, the crowd included two men who marched with King in Memphis 45 years ago just before his assassination. Inspiringly, dispiritingly, they were marching for the same thing. "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.... The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome."
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More Guns and Gorillas!
With today's school shooting in Texas, legislators in that state are sensibly calling for more guns - specifically, swift passage of a bill that would allow college students to carry concealed handguns on campus. Because, college students and guns: What could go wrong? Others are suggesting NRA-style tips for campus shoot-outs, like white hats for good guys. And in the wake of another gorilla attack at a mall and skyrocketing gorilla sales, The Onion persuasively quotes gorilla owners who argue, "You never know when you’ll need to use a gorilla to save your life.”
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