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Rumsfeld Gives Bush A D-

Why is this man still talking? "I gave us a D-minus, and I'm an easy grader. I would give this administration an F, because they won't even use the words," said Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld: I give the...

Worse Than Watergate? The Ultimate White House Scandal Matrix

Worse than Watergate . That's the refrain coming from the Obama administration's critics as it scrambles to tamp down a growing pile of scandals. "The Obama administration's cover-up of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack surpasses Watergate," states Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). The IRS-tea party scandal "is far worse than Watergate," according to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). And Pinal County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Babeu maintains that Fast and Furious "is a much larger [...]

From Chicago to LA, Students Mass for Racial Justice

Students and teachers link arms around Chicago City Hall. (Credit: Sarah-Ji ) E-mail questions, tips or proposals to . For earlier dispatches, check out posts from  January 18 ,  February 1 ,  February 15 ,  March 1 ,  March 15 ,  April 2 ,  April 15 ,  April 26  and  May 10 . 1. Chicago Students Stage Citywide Boycott to Protest School Closings On Monday, May 20, the Chicago Students Organizing to Save [...]

Rape Is Like A Car Accident, So Women Should Buy ‘Extra Insurance’ For Abortion

Arguing that Michigan women should be forced to buy separate insurance coverage for abortion services, even in the cases of rape or incest, a prominent anti-choice leader in the state claimed that paying extra money to terminate a pregnancy resulting from rape is the same thing as paying extra money for car insurance . Right to Life of Michigan is currently pushing to prohibit the state’s insurance providers from covering elective abortion services, which [...]

U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes –

U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes -

Pritzker Understated Income

  Pritzker Understated Income, Files Amended Disclosure - Bloomberg.

Robert Reich (Global Capital and the Nation State)

  Robert Reich (Global Capital and the Nation State).

U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes –

U.S. Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes -

Have Dems sold out too early on immigration?

  Daily Kos: Have Dems sold out too early on immigration? Not if they want something to actually pass.

Why I’m Not a Vegan –

  On my recent book tour, I spoke with a number of people about my take on a positive direction for the American diet. I’ve been semi-vegan for six years and in the book (called...

Here’s How to Fool People Into Thinking They Know More Than They Do

Which do you learn more from? A presenter with good speaking skills and professional visual aids, or someone reading badly from prepared notes? Oddly enough, a team of psychologists actually decided to test this. Their test subjects, as usual, were university students: Afterwards the students answered questions about how much they felt they had learned. As expected, students who had watched the lecturer with better presentation skills expected to remember more of the material, [...]

Get Rich or High Trying

Image collage by Courtney Nicholas.  “At this moment in history, you've got to choose between being in favor of legalization, or being against 'the system.'” Mason Tvert  is leading a quick tour of what he irreverently describes as the Marijuana Manor—a genteel, three-story, historically-registered, 1880s-era brick and stained-glass building in downtown Denver that was recently converted into permanent office space for a consortium of do-gooders fighting to make legal cannabis work in America. The building [...]

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