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Archive for March 2, 2012

Bye Bye American Pie

Bye Bye American Pie

    Bye Bye American Pie: The Challenge of the Productivity Revolution By Robert Reich Here's the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the 4th quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. That's respectable -- although still way too slow to get us back on track given how far we plunged. Here's the bad news. The share of that growth going to American workers is at a record low. That's largely because far fewer Americans are working. Although ... Full Story

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

  The Keystone XL Flim-Flam  Jim Hightower For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it's a personal pocketbook issue. The Florida tea-party Republican (who, of course, blames President Obama for the increase) recently posted a message on Facebook wailing that it's now costing him $70 to fill his Hummer H3. It's hard to feel the pain of a whining, $174,000-a-year congress-critter, but millions of regular ... Full Story

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America

Medicaid and Rural America Center for Rural Affairs analyzes benefits of Medicaid in rural areas Rural children increasingly reliant on public health insurance LYONS, NE - Medicaid protects long-term care for millions of seniors, helps people with disabilities live independently and provides health coverage that ensures children can see a doctor when they get sick. The Center for Rural Affairs released a new health care report today, entitled – Medicaid and Rural America – that ... Full Story

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Rick Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy The candidate's tax returns reveal staggering medical bills that would bankrupt many Americans—yet Santorum wants to roll back programs that would help families like his. —By Stephanie Mencimer During a recent interview with Glenn Beck, Rick and Karen Santorum suggested that the Obama administration's health care reform law would harm people with disabilities, like their three-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare and ... Full Story

Political Universe of Dark Money

Political Universe of Dark Money

  Mother Jones Gaze Into the Exploding Universe of Dark Money We've charted the red giants and blue dwarfs spending millions to influence the 2012 election. If Citizens United was the Big Bang of a new era of money in politics, here's the parallel universe it formed: rapidly expanding super-PACs and nebulous 501(c) groups exerting their gravitational pull on federal elections. A group's size in the chart below is based upon all known fundraising or spending since ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

  Dorothy Jean Rust (May 23, 1935 - February 27, 2012) Dorothy Rust, 76, of Loveland, Colorado, suddenly fulfilled God’s plan on February 27, 2012 in the presence of her husband, John. One of five children, Dorothy was born in the family farmhouse in Deep River, Iowa to Cleo and Mabel Holdsworth. She moved with her family to Denver in 1941. In 1942, the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Albuquerque, they moved to Kingman, Arizona from 1942-1947. After her ... Full Story

Time to Trade Tebow

Time to Trade Tebow

John Elway was hired to put his stamp on the Broncos. He was brought in as team’s executive vice president of football operations to make the tough decisions that are necessary to build a winner. No. 7 has an office at Dove Valley because he’s seen as someone bold enough to do what is right, not just what is popular. If those things are true, then Elway needs to do one thing before the NFL Draft: Trade Tim Tebow. The Hall of Fame quarterback doesn’t see No. 15 as the Broncos ... Full Story

Ulanski Leads Comeback Victory

Ulanski Leads Comeback Victory

Ulanski Leads Comeback Victory; Eagles One Point Away From Playoffs LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Bakersfield Condors, 5-4, moving within a single point of a playoff berth.  After surrendering four straight goals to the Condors, Kevin Ulanski scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the final five minutes of the final frame to fuel the Eagles' comeback. Colorado jumped out to an early lead when Riley Nelson scored just 45 seconds into the contest.  On the ... Full Story

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