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How Wall Street Drives Up Gas Prices — Ripping Us Off and Killing Jobs

AlterNet / By Les Leopold Next time you fill up your tank, remember that $10 to $25 is going right from your pocket to the financial sector. May 3, 2012 | Gasoline prices have been falling in recent weeks, but … Continue reading

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Why Is the Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying

Walk a mile in your ideological counterparts’ shoes…if you dare. AlterNet / By Joshua Holland May 2, 2012 Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is … Continue reading

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Armed With Naïvete

Bill McKibben Author of a dozen books, including ‘The End of Nature’ and ‘Deep Economy’ Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. … Continue reading

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The Decline of Public Good

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Meryl Streep’s eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher’s most famous quip, “there is no such thing as ‘society.’” None … Continue reading

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Will Fossil Fuel Companies Face Liability for Climate Change?

by Christine Shearer It is one thing to do your own research, but it is another to deliberately deceive people, contributing to widespread harm primarily to retain profits. January 2, 2012 | In a recent article in National Journal, Americans … Continue reading

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Will Public Outrage Finally Force the President and the States to Prosecute Outlaw Bankers?

Richard (RJ) Eskow Consultant, writer and Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future The president has adopted the language of the 99%, and it’s paying off for him. He’s surged from a position slightly behind Mitt Romney in last month’s CNN … Continue reading

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Why the Republican Crackup is Bad For America

Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; Author, ‘Aftershock’ Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican crackup threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP’s … Continue reading

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8 Stories Buried By the Corporate Media That You Need to Know About

AlterNet / By Rania Khalek – Not all news stories are treated equally. December 15, 2011 | As 2011 comes to a close, we will see lists of the year’s most memorable events and most important people, as is the … Continue reading

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Eric Holder Is Correct: Let the Federal Gov. Stop the Racism of Individual States

Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network When African Americans and other disenfranchised groups were still vying for an opportunity to have their voices heard and participate in the social and political process of the nation they helped construct, the … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson December 7, 2011 8:05 AM ET By all rights, 2012 ought to be a cakewalk for … Continue reading

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