Monday, October 31, 2011
Among the Tea Partiers Newsweek uncovered begging for federal dollars, one name stood out. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor requested tens of millions of federal stimulus dollars to create jobs in his district.

Cain’s bungling campaign

It’s not ‘class warfare,’ it’s Christianity

Why Paul Ryan is angryThe GOP is losing control of the narrative.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Before Paul Ryan delivers another lecture on the “fatal conceit of liberalism,” he ought to examine his own silly conceit: that he and others like him represent the hardworking majority, when he was merely born at the top.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
And five other myths that must die for our economy to live.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Perry, Cain and Flat Earth Government By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
It’s one of the strangest things in our politics: The only “big” ideas Republicans and conservatives seem to offer these days revolve around novel and sometimes bizarre ways of cutting taxes on rich people.

What Romney’s Religion Reveals About His Politics
By Joe Conason
What does the career of the former Massachusetts governor tell us about the ideology of the LDS church—and what his personal beliefs may portend if he becomes the first Mormon in the Oval Office?

Friday, October 21, 2011

After Nearly Nine Years of War and Occupation, America to Withdraw All Troops From Iraq
by Tom Hayden
In a stunning victory for the American peace movement and Iraqi opponents of the US occupation, virtually all US troops will withdraw from Iraq by this December 31.
Obama's Iraq promise comes true
His campaign was rooted in a pledge to bring the troops home, which he just announced will happen by year's end
by Steve Kornacki

Success in Libya

Obama chose the right course.
by David Ignatius

The GOP’s foreign policy gap

The candidates forget the rest of the world.
by Eugene Robinson

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Labor News and Notes Round-upBy Kenneth Quinnell

  • The layoffs of local public employees are fueling the economic crisis.
  • Cornell University released a study that finds that Project Labor Agreements are expanding job opportunities for veterans, women, and minorities, among others.
  • Abuse of warehouse workers is increasing, but the Department of Labor may be taking action soon.
  • Yahoo! is the latest company to abandon the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Turns out Wall Street is responsible for higher oil and gas prices.
  • Greg Sargent asks the important question: What if working class Americans actually like Occupy Wall Street?
  • Plumbers are not backing "Joe the Plumber" in his possible congressional run.
  • Transport Workers Union President Jim Little's letter of support for Occupy Wall Street.
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's AFL-CIO leaders are supporting Occupy Boston
  • The agreement between United Auto Workers and Ford is headed toward approval.
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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Lost in the hubbub over Herman Cain’s love affair with the number 9 during last week’s Republican debate were some compelling observations by Rick Santorum about “the breakdown of the American family” and its relationship to poverty.

    Rather than close the grossest loopholes and deductions exploited by billionaires, Republican politicians want to punish all those families living large on $300 a week by taxing them more.

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Justice, is supposed to be honest, impartial, and above suspicion, but Clarence Thomas is none of those things.

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    So let’s see: The solution to large-scale abuses of the financial system, a breakdown of the private sector, extreme economic inequality and the failure of companies and individuals to invest and create jobs is—well, to give even more money and power to very wealthy people, to disable government and to trust those who got us into the mess to get us out of it.

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    What does Mount Rushmore look like on the Canadian side?

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Sunday, October 09, 2011
    The Tea Partiers insist that they obey the Constitution to the letter of the law and that their radical agenda embodies the Constitutional idea. But study the Constitution and you’ll see that these so-called Constitutional conservatives don’t love the law – they’re trying to distort and rewrite the Constitution to subvert it to their wishes.

    Monday, October 03, 2011

    Kochs: Iran Arms Sales
    Koch Industries — in addition to being involved in improper payments to win business in Africa, India and the Middle East — has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism.

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