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Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins: Blocking the Vote

Nov 14, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 - When she heard that the GOP had nailed a Senate majority, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska grabbed a chair, lifted it over her head and shouted “I’m the chair, maaaaaaan!”

The presumptive next chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s victory dance symbolized the scale of the GOP’s 2014...

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Time management, money and the problems students face

Nov 13, 2014

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Donald Kaul: The Democrats have lost their identity as a progressive party of the working stiff

Nov 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 - Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

Now, you know me — I wouldn’t say anything like that about the recent elections. It’s vulgar and I’m couth.

However,...

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Ken Kimmell: Good News for the Climate: U.S. & China Agree to Cut Emissions (Finally!)

Nov 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 - One day, when historians look back to pick the time when the world finally woke up and decided to address global warming, that time may well be the fall of 2014. First, the march in New York drew 400,000 people and many thousands more across the globe to demand that...

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Robert Weissman: Government Penalizes Five Banks for Wrongdoing; Time Now for Criminal Prosecutions

Nov 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 – Statement of Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen

Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is penalizing five of the world’s largest banks for concerted efforts to manipulate global foreign exchange markets – yet another reminder of the rampant criminality and wrongdoing on Wall Street.

Strikingly, as the CFTC notes in understated...

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Marge Baker: Taking Stock of the Money Midterms

Nov 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 - The 2014 midterm elections sure looked like a blowout for the Republican Party. But leave it to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to call the real winner: big money.

“Incredible night for money in politics!” gushed one of the show’s satirical correspondents.

Indeed, in the first national elections since the Supreme...

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Robert Reich: The Choice of the Century

Nov 12, 2014

Nov. 10, 2014 - The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day. “We have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction,” he said Sunday.

In other words, he didn’t sufficiently tout the Administration’s...

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Do not let your clothes empower you

Nov 11, 2014

Draya Michele and Kerry Washington both have clothing lines - extremely different by design but both marketed to empower women through dressing to impress.

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American Geophysical Union: L’Aquila Seismologists Acquittal an important step

Nov 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. November 11, 2014 - The October 2012 conviction of Italian scientists on manslaughter charges in connection with the L'Aquila earthquake was alarming to the worldwide scientific community, and today’s acquittal is an important step in sanctioning the role scientists play in advising governments and communicating the results of their research to the...

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Net Neutrality Pushback

Nov 11, 2014
Net Neutrality Pushback

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