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Jim Hightower: Not Lovin’ It

Jan 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 - McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs.

Your know your business has what image consultants call “quality perception issues” when your public relations team is fielding such questions as: “Does McDonald’s beef contain worms?”

Thornier yet for the world’s largest burger machine is its boneheaded response to the remarkable, ongoing...

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Ashley Gorski: No, Senator, You Can’t Have the Torture Report Back

Jan 29, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 - The new chairman of a powerful Senate committee wants to ensure that the full Senate torture report, the executive summary of which was released in December last year, never sees the light of day. And he may be getting help from the CIA.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who...

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Aldo Guerrero: Enhanced Misinformation Techniques

Jan 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 - When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from the Bush years about the merits of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Polls released afterward suggested that most Americans thought that torture was effective and, in some cases, justified. Yet the report was very...

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CARTOON: Drone Crash

CARTOON: Drone Crash

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Scene from the “Who Gives A Shit” File

Jan 27, 2015

INT. DAY. SKECHERS SHOE STORE, SHERMAN OAKS GALLERIA. The shop is empty except for an OLDER WOMAN, the customer,  and TWO 20-SOMETHING MEN, the sales staff. The woman is carefully examining the shoes on display. The young men are hanging out at the front of the store talking and rearranging shoes in the display window....

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Bill Scher: You Think Sarah Palin Is Incoherent? Listen To Jeb Bush.

Jan 27, 2015

Jan. 26, 2015 - Many people are having a good laugh watching Sarah Palin’s unintentionally hilarious speech to a conservative gathering in Iowa over the weekend. But Palin is never going to get anywhere near the White House.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco Friday, someone else gave a painfully incoherent speech. And since the speaker really...

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Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Threat to the American Middle Class

Jan 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle class can’t be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.

The Street’s excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. And its ongoing use of confidential corporate information is defrauding millions of middle-class investors.

Yet most presidential aspirants...

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James Zogby: Boehner/Netanyahu: “So Smart, They’re Stupid”

Jan 26, 2015

Jan. 26, 2015 - When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behavior of persons who were so cocky that they did really dumb things -- "He's so smart, he's stupid." I thought of this expression when I heard Speaker of the H...

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CARTOON: Obama Deflated

CARTOON: Obama Deflated

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CARTOON: Obama’s Crossroads

CARTOON: Obama’s Crossroads

Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch

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