Iowa Judge Blocks Voter Suppression


Date: Sat, 09/15/2012 - 06:26

If You Thought NAFTA Was Bad, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet


Although no one in the media seems to be talking about it, a meeting is taking place in Virginia that could cement the same economic interests that lead us to the 2007 crisis. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)being negotiated by 13 countries would lead to increased gas exports and increased imported foods, while undermining our domestic laws and increasing the financialization of nature.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:04

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Law Against Collective Bargaining

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature law slashing collective bargaining rights for public employees has already taken one judicial hit, and now it's taken another:

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:51

Pregnancy Test Vending Machines Coming to Bar Bathrooms -- So What Does That Mean for Women?

First thought: The obsession with OMG WOMEN ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG WHILE PREGNANT is hitting new highs (lows?) when bars are offering pregnancy tests in the bathrooms to make sure that no woman ever accidentally has a glass of wine after insemination.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:25

Mainstream Media Attends -- Then Ignores -- U.S. Caravan for Peace

Obviously the pain of mourning Mexican mothers was deemed to be just too much for the viewers of US television networks.

The Caravan for Peace, Justice and Dignity just finished a 32 day journey across the US, from San Diego to Washington DC. With stops in 24 other US cities along our southern border including El Paso, and Houston with swings to Atlanta, on to the terrorist training center at Ft. Benning up through Chicago, NYC and down to our nations capitol.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 13:54

Big Oil Outspends Alternative Energy Four To One In 2012 Campaign Ads

The fight over America's energy future is being played out in a notable way on the 2012 campaign trail, as the anti-Obama fossil fuel industry is vastly outspending alternative energy on ads in the presidential campaign, according to a New York Times analysis.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:48

Maker of “Pink Slime” Sues Everyone Who Calls it That


You have to hand it to BPI (Beef Products Inc), the producer of  “Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB)”—a.k.a. “pink slime.”  The company deserves a prize for chutzpah (translation: outrageous audacity).

It has just filed a defamation (“veggie libel”) lawsuit for $1.2 billion (!) against an amazing cast of characters:

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:37

Obama's Lead Among Women Voters Grows, Widening Electoral Gender Gap

Ann Romney's uncomfortably insincere declaration of her love for fellow women at the Republican National Convention does not appear to have swooned many females over to team Romney.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:39

Teachers Strike Could Be the Best Lesson for Chicago Kids This Year

This time last year, I met several Chicago teachers at a union meeting in Florida. It was disheartening to learn that they felt Mayor Rahm Emanuel had no intention of negotiating with them. Since the early days of his campaign he had made it clear that he had a plan to reform Chicago’s schools and the teachers and their union could take it or leave it.

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:37

Romney Says Typical Middle-Class Homes Earn $250,000 A Year

Another day, another out-of-touch statement from Mitt Romney. Speaking today on ABC’s Good Morning America program, Romney said the typical middle-income household in America earned a quarter of a million dollars a year. Wouldn’t it be nice if, for once, we all lived in Romney’s America?

Date: Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:40