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From Vermont, An FDR-Inspired Call To Accountability
With all the fevered talk about the economic crisis, there has been remarkably little talk about making accountable those Wall Street bankers, flim-flam artists and other speculators who got us into this mess. A bracing exception to the see-no-evil-hear-no-evil rule is the tireless Bernie Sanders,...
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GOP Lawmakers Outnumber Democratic Lawmakers 2 To 1 In Stimulus Debate On Cable News
Think Progress is reporting today: As Media Matters has documented, during the Bush administration, the media consistently allowed conservatives to dominate their shows , booking them as guests far more often than progressives. The rationale was that Republicans were " in power ." It appears that...
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We May Be Thugs, But We're Profitable Ones
This week's announcement that Iraq has denied Blackwater Worldwide an operating license to provide so-called security protection to U.S. officials there seemed like promising news. But Blackwater, known for its history of excessive force and its 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians, is doing just fine,...
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Good News, Always Worthy of Note, and Thanks
Barack Obama today signed the first bill of his presidency: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restores the rights of workers - in this case, a woman - to sue in the face of workplace discrimination. Obama called the bill "a simple fix to ensure fundamental fairness to American workers." Equal...
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As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation: Oh Wise and Generous Souls of Wall Street, We Salute You
Seen on a frigid corner as the cars swoop by, a new wretched soul, a new wretched sign: "Lobsterman Out of Work. Please Help."
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Check Out Bush Checking Out
The NYT just ran an interview with Reuters head photo editor Jim Bourg who shared the following: I was planning describe to and you had asked me to choose ten photographs, but to tell you the truth, I was pretty tempted to supplement it with one of the pictures by our photographer Jason Reed from (...
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Ever Hear The One About When Gary Cooper and Mahatma Gandhi Went Into A Bar And....
Once and (Almost) Future King Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' recently impeached governor, has been making the rounds of talk shows to defend his, ummm, honor. For an equally hilarious, terrifying view of a nationally televised train wreck, check out the TPM montage of his arguments here. Ed.'s note:...
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George HW Bush, Sexist Pig; Bill Clinton, Sidekick
Bush & Clinton teamed up Monday at a forum before the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans. George HW's sexist joke floored sidekick Bill. Ain't bipartisanship grand?
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In Gaza, No Winners Once More
Israel has again launched attacks in Gaza after Palestinian militants killed an Israeli soldier on patrol, the BBC reports here . Israel has also stopped the flow of aid supplies to Gaza's 1.5 million residents, including tens of thousands of people displaced and injured in Israel's three-week...
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Put These Guys in Guantanamo: AIG Gives $450 Million of Bailout Cash to Just 400 Employees
Bloomberg news is reporting this evening: AIG Said to Offer $450 Million in Retention Pay to 400 Derivatives Workers Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc., the insurer saved from collapse by government money after losses on credit-default swaps, offered about $450 million in...
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