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US outrage over public service cutbacks across America has found a rallying point in the death of 12-year-old Frank Marasco If we are lucky - which I don't believe we are - ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 354 comments on Sun Aug 15, 2010 at 06:33 AM PDT with 452 Recommends
Preserving the rich cultural heritage of a state can guide many lawmakers to look at the past for a point of reference of how to build their state going forward. Missouri Jeff Pogue, R-Salem, may ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 61 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 03:31 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
Reckless Wall Street banksters get taxpayer-funded bailouts. Billionaires get tax breaks. Corporations like GE and Bank of America pay absolutely no federal income taxes. But workers don’t get ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 07:25 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
If the Political Parties were competing Soda Products, the Republican's jingle that they would be universally known by would be: " No New Taxes ." And the Democratic Party's cola slogan would ...
by jamess
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 08:08 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Mitt Romney likes Bird Bird -- BUT Mitt Romney is going to fire him anyways ... larger image In the last debate, Mitt Romney said as much -- that he likes being able to fire Big Bird (PBS's Jim ...
by jamess
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 01:53 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Now Rahm is going after libraries and unilaterally changing work hours and laying off union workers in violation or the bargaining agreement with AFSCME Council ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 08:05 PM PST with 29 Recommends
1. Healthcare 2. Public education, including job training, college, and postgraduate. 3. Public transit 4. Residential water 5. Residential heat 6. Residential electricity 7. Legal aid 8. ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 183 comments on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 04:43 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Facts are a stubborn things. Inconvenient too, for Politicians that avoid them like exercise and spinach. Facts let us do "Apples and Oranges" comparisons . And such factual comparisons give us a ...
by jamess
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Not only are the conspirators hiding behind the Tea Party label out to block legislation that would promote much needed America Jobs, Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 09:20 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed ...
by jamess
Comment Count 52 comments on Fri Mar 04, 2011 at 01:13 PM PST with 17 Recommends
All my life, I've known people who have worked in the public sector. My mom is a retired public health nurse. My grandmother was a cook for the United States Navy. Two very good friends and a cousin ...
by mooremusings
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 02:49 PM PST with 16 Recommends
One of my favorite sayings (I like saying it) is "Obama likes him a kerfuffle." It's in that sense that I picked the title for this little riff on Beppe Grillo, the Italian showman who's shaken up ...
by hannah
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:40 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The is a short diary, it doesn't need to be long. All you need to know is tomorrow, February 10, to wear blue. It is part of AFT's Fight for America's ...
by Clytemnestra
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 11:57 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Hunger is slated for a comeback in Louisiana with Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana legislature slashing the ...
by scorpiorising
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 11:09 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Chris Hedges fantastic article on propaganda, journalism and the collapse of the free market economy, "The Truth Alone Will Not Set You ...
by scorpiorising
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 08:40 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Short and sweet - I sent in my check for a registration renewal yesterday, putting it in the box just before the postman came in the afternoon. Today, LESS THAN 24 HOURS LATER, my new registration ...
by ypochris
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Of course I'm a rational democratic progressive, and I realize that most "good things" in life take money. Usually money from Taxes. But they are worth the cost -- because the alternative is usually ...
by jamess
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 05:55 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
In his best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century,” French economist Thomas Piketty identifies privatization as one of the causes of global inequality. Indeed, the sell-off of public ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
According to this Koch Industry favorite son, if you just turn public services over to private interests, then somehow someway, Huge Savings will magically appear, with better quality of services.
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 04:53 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
The reason these extremely rich people want a smaller government is not for the benefit of the American people. Rather than depend on the government that at least has some common rules, they wish ...
by dpepperw
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 08:36 PM PST with 7 Recommends