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A Revolt Against Austerity?

Oct 19 2014 8:56pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There was a bit of good news from Europe last week. Two of the nations that desperately need some respite from austerity essentially told German Chancellor Merkel to stuff it. France, under pressure from Germany and the European Union to meet the E.U.'s straightjacket requirement of deficits of no more than three percent of GDP (whether or not depression looms) informed the E.U. that they will not hit this ta ...
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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Lost Coal Jobs “Happened On Your Watch, Senator”

Oct 14 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

In the Kentucky senate race’s likely only debate Monday evening, challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes showed that even in coal country, a Democrat can fight back on climate change. Grimes repeatedly challenged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on his party’s fight against protecting miners from black lung, and she pushed back when he tried to blame decades of coal industry job cuts on federal re ...
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Jobs and Obama’s Political Woes

Oct 6 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: Big Government

Despite another seemingly good jobs report, President Obama’s approval rating is lower than a snake’s belly, and Republicans could retake the Senate in November. Missteps in the Ukraine, Iraq, and elsewhere weigh on voters’ minds, but the economy—especially the jobs picture—is not what Obama cracks them up to be. Obama has managed to increase employment only 5.5 million, or about 4 percent, but measured against other preside ...
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British doctor 'killed without legal justification' in Syria: Jury
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A doctor from south London was "killed without any legal justification" in a jail cell in Syria, an inquest jury has said. | by IANS
 
Blue or yellow ribbon? Protests divide Hong Kong society
Hong Kong, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) The yellow ribbons of pro-democracy protesters and the blue ribbons of their opponents symbolise the division in Hong Kong over the "umbrella revolution" which is about to complete a month of protests and calls for civil disobedience. | by IANS
 
Population reduction no answer to environmental problems
Melbourne, Oct 28 (IANS) Policies targetting population reduction will not immediately solve issues of global sustainability simply because the world population is now so huge that there is no quick fix to the "virtually locked-in" population growth, a reserach has said. | by IANS
 
 

The Right-Wing Trolls Have a Strategy. What's Ours?

Oct 2 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Years of interacting on the Web with right-wingers have taught me: to engage with right-wing trolls is to play into their hands. The first conclusion I drew was that there must be something amiss in their way of thinking, at least about political matters, that made them ineducable. Their arguments so often had no substance, but seemingly relied on slogans and bald assertions creating reality by magic. Paul Krugman talks about "zombie ideas" -- ideas tha ...
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Don't Blame Climate Change Deniers

Sep 30 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

MythicAmerica is on a forced hiatus while I deal with health problems. But over 300,000 people in New York City the other day reminded us all that no one's health will matter much unless we take care of the planet's health. So I felt moved to polish up a previously unpublished column and share these thoughts with you: The old joke, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything abo ...
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Don't Blame Climate Change Deniers

Sep 30 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

MythicAmerica is on a forced hiatus while I deal with health problems. But over 300,000 people in New York City the other day reminded us all that no one's health will matter much unless we take care of the planet's health. So I felt moved to polish up a previously unpublished column and share these thoughts with you: The old joke, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it," is no laughing matter any more. It's dead serious. Yet the Unit ...
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NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

Sep 26 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't Heard Of. The interview covers findings from my ongoing research, as Director of The Center Against Religious Extremism (a project Twocare.org), tracing the sou ...
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Global Investors Think Climate Action And Economic Well-Being Go Great Together

Sep 22 2014 9:27am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock Over 340 global investors who represent more than $24 trillion are now on record that aggressive climate action is the friend rather than the enemy of the global economy. According to a statement from the group, government leaders must provide stable and reliable carbon pricing policies that have real economic bite in order to lay the groundwork for the massive world-wide investment push onto renewables — and off of fossil fuels — necessary to head off climate chang ...
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What would Braveheart do?

Sep 15 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: WND

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. Already the British government has conceded that, even if the Scots vote for union, Edinburgh will receive greater powers to rule itself. Cheering for the breakup of the U.K. are Catalans and Basques, Bretons and Corsicans, Tyroleans, Venetians, Flemish, all dreaming of nations of their own carved out of Spain, F ...
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