Archive: March, 2012
Using intelligence agencies and private contractors has also increasingly disconnected the American public from the consequences of war, says Maddow.
I wes interested to see that Craig Newmark of Craigslist (the nice guy who could be blamed for destroying newspapers if we weren't so busy destroying them ourselves) is taking a strong stand on the voter suppression laws sweeping the country. I wss also struck by this fact from his big infographoc.
Between 2000 and 2007, 352 Americans were struck and killed by mightning.
It seems like just yesterday -- OK, actually it was just yesterday. The day that they said that murder victim Trayvon Martin was a pothead and a thug, that he was the violent aggressor and that poor George Zimmerman -- battered and with a broken nose -- was just defending himself.
It was all baloney, just like you knew it would be.
It's kind of telling that even Newt Gingrich -- with as horrible a campaign as he's run -- was still able to win his home state of Georgia with ease. Ditto for Mitt Romney, who's been victorious in all 13 states that he lives in.*
The 1 Percent -- what jerks!
Poverty Pickets Get Paper-Bag Dousing on Madison Avenue,” read the headline. The article described more than 300 people picketing the Office of Economic Opportunity, between East 40th and 41st Streets, the day before, chanting, “O-E-O, we’ve got the poverty, where’s the dough?” Executives upstairs at Young & Rubicam, half a block from the building, shouted at the protesters, and hung up signs saying “If you want money, get yourself a job.”
You already know all about Florida's ridiculous "Stand Your Ground" law. The same geniuses who brought you that piece of legilslation law are also making it much harder for people to vote:
Florida, which is expected to be a vital swing state once again in this year’s presidential election, is enrolling fewer new voters than it did four years ago as prominent civic organizations have suspended registration drives because of what they describe as onerous restrictions imposed last year by Republican state officials.
WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court's conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
You knew this day was coming -- the day that the right-wing media pushed back on the Trayvon Martin case, attempting to create a marijuana cloud of doubt about both the 17-year-old and his actions on the night that he was killed.
I was tied up with other things, so I'm happy to outsource this case to my e-friend Joan Walsh: