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The Proposed Exelon-Pepco Merger: A Basic Primer
What does a giant energy generation and distribution corporation like Exelon see in a relatively tiny distribution utility like Pepco? Why is Exelon willing to pay $2.5 billion more than Pepco's ...
Grassroots DC 05/24/2015 4
Is ISIS Disintegrating ???
Word out of Iraq from yesterday is quite different the what I see in the morning war coverage out of MSM/corporate media. -- Over in Iraq the coalition has set up two large-scale victories in the ...
waterstreet2008 05/24/2015 59
What is the difference between Israel and the USA?
What is the difference between Israel and the USA? Israel violates international law and gets its biggest advocate and protector to stand by its side during international review and debate over ...
ChloeMS 05/24/2015 6
Filastin: Soldier pays the price for criticizing the Israel army
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/24/2015 6
Texas Republicans Deny Minimum Wage Increase to Millions
Texas’ House Joint Resolution 26, which would have allowed for a state-wide referendum on increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10, was defeated by Republicans in the Texas House on May 14, 2015.
Stephen Benavides 05/23/2015 8
Not Everything is Bigger in Texas
Example: Itty Bitty Crowd Attending Commencement Speech by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) Last Saturday, when Texas Governor Greg Abbott rose to give the commencement address to the Spring, 2015 ...
LeftOfYou 05/23/2015 28
The Economist: "Caliphate Strikes Back." The Coalition corrects Iraq map, surrounds Mosul
The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's "ISIS" as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: --
waterstreet2008 05/22/2015 27
Howdy Texas! Political News and Information that no Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn't need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is pleasantly surprised to hear ...
Libby Shaw 05/22/2015 2
Texas makes money by prosecuting truancy twice as much as all other states combined
It is so much quieter in school when no one's there. Texas appleseed released a report on Texas's truancy policy ...
Walter Einenkel 05/22/2015 15
Obama: "20 years from now... If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it's my name on this".
Obama granted a major interview to Jeffrey Goldberg to cover Iran, Israel/Palestine and ISIS. It was published in the Atlantic on Thursday and is well worth a read. I've highlighted sections I found ...
subir 05/22/2015 9
TX Governor signs bill requiring direct 911 dialing
Good news from Texas for a change. For those not aware of this story it actually started in December 2013 when Kari Rene Hunt's estranged husband asked her to meet him in a hotel with their ...
AllenMcw 05/20/2015 10
Israel "suspends" segregation on buses after global uproar calling it apartheid
Earlier today, the Israeli press reported that Palestinian and Israeli passengers on buses to the West Bank would be segregated as part of a "three month trial" starting today. The proposal had been ...
subir 05/20/2015 95
29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
subir 05/19/2015 4
The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?
In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and ...
waterstreet2008 05/19/2015 51
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott does industry's bidding and signs state ban on local fracking bans
Two women await the results of a referendum banning fracking in Denton, Texas, last November. The city's ...
Meteor Blades 05/19/2015 67
Forbidden Love: Madonna Posts Controversial Photo
Madonna is fond of controversy, and she knows how to stir it up pretty well. Now, the "material girl" has posted a photo of a (presumably) gay Jewish man and a gay Muslim man about to kiss on ...
librarisingnsf 05/18/2015 161
Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2015 83
Isis
With the fall of Rahmadi and Baghdad being threatened could the U.S be faced with the possibility of ISIS becoming a nation? What would that look like? Can the U.S. stop ISIS? Should we stop it? ...
prwsag52 05/18/2015 5
Four workers dead, 11 safety violations ... and a $99,000 fine?
Laura Clawson 05/18/2015 70
Pope Francis canonizes two 19th century Palestinian nuns; praises Abbas as "an angel of peace"
Saint Marie-Aphonsine Danil Ghattas, canonized by Pope Francis May 17, 2015. Sunday in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pope Francis canonized two 19th century Palestinian nuns, Marie Alphonsine ...
Chitown Kev 05/18/2015 17
Cartoon: Critical reactions
Cartoonists have been getting attention lately, and not in a good way, from the renewed debate ...
Tom Tomorrow 05/18/2015 59
Filastin: Despite literal "smoking gun", settlers cleared of charges for shooting
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/17/2015 2
The New Israeli Government: A Cornucopia of Right-Wing Bigots
Make no mistake, this is not the government Bibi Netanyahu would have wanted. He is much more comfortable with a right of center government where he can put a pretty face on the apartheid/colonial ...
Warren2016 05/17/2015 12
Republican Austerity Kills. Literally
When I heard about the Amtrak train wreck outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday night my heart stopped for a few seconds. My son lives in Washington D.C. His girlfriend's family lives in NYC. I have ...
Libby Shaw 05/16/2015 20
I don’t care about Bill Cosby
And while I’m at it, I don’t care about George Zimmerman, either – about his day in court, about his encounters with law enforcement, about his failed relationships.
alyceejl 05/15/2015 20
Logic?
Just a tiny question: If someone is against spending more money to help Israelis and that makes him anti-Israel, then what do we call Republicans who are against spending money to help American ...
boguseconomist 05/15/2015 5
Israel's Justice Minister admires Ayn Rand, wants BDS to be illegal but led boycott of Palestinians
There are a lot of stories on Ayelet Shaked, the newly appointed Justice Minister of Israel and about Netanyahu's new government. I expect her appointment will have a significant impact on the ...
subir 05/15/2015 41
Lesson #0 From Gaza Soldier Testimonies: WHERE'S THE WAR ???
Last week, the Israeli dissident organization "Shovrim Shtika" (Hebrew) , or "Breaking the Silence" (English) , has released a booklet with 111 soldier testimonies from last summer's war on Gaza. ...
Assaf 05/15/2015 7
Austin city manager holds bizarre training session on how to deal with female-dominated city council
Female city council members asking too many questions, as females do. Residents of Austin, Texas recently elected several women to the city council. For the first time in the history of Austin, the ...
Jen Hayden 05/14/2015 169
The victims are the ones at fault according to IDF
I thought I could no longer be surprised in IP. I was wrong. The New York Times wrote this morning about Hezbollah and Lebanese civilians . Owing to fair use limits, I note that the earlier parts ...
Christy1947 05/13/2015 23
Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
Chrislove 05/13/2015 35
Israeli MP Who Called for Genocide Against Palestinians Appointed Justice Minister
If there was any question over how far right Israel has drifted those are now answered. Ayelet Shaked has been appointed justice minister . You may or may not remember her from her comments in a ...
AoT 05/12/2015 16
Good Morning Texas! News and Political Information That No Texan Should Miss
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff is busy popping popcorn so as to fully enjoy the Jonathan Stickland soap opera. ...
Libby Shaw 05/12/2015 4
Cartoon: The populist menace
Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 05/11/2015 88

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