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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse

There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse

        CDC: There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse by Julie M. Rodriguez When Rudy Eugene attacked the sleeping Ronald Poppo in Miami by reportedly chewing off his face, many people responded to the shocking nature of the event with humor, suggesting that maybe Eugene was actually a zombie. The reaction makes sense – it’s difficult to process such a horrific event, and easier to respond to such an incomprehensible act by suggesting that the ... Full Story

ALEC influence Exposed

  In the Tucson Immigration Examiner SB 1070-Backer ALEC Under Fire for its Legislative Influence By Luke Witman For many, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful and well funded coalition of corporations and lawmakers, first came to the public attention when a 2010 NPR investigation revealed the role that the organization played in influencing SB 1070, a law that many of its members financially benefited from. In particular, those opposed to SB 1070 ... Full Story

Politics Killing the Post Office

Politics Killing the Post Office

        Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders ... Full Story

Who voted equal pay for women?

Who voted equal pay for women?

    Romney Won't Say Whether He Would Have Signed Lilly Ledbetter Act By Sam Stein When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to produce an answer. Even then, the aides left some questions unanswered. Romney, aides said, supports the concept of equal pay for equal work and has no interest in repealing existing legislation. Whether Romney would have actually signed the ... Full Story

Super Rich buying the White House

Super Rich buying the White House

                  Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who?  Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super ... Full Story

Homophobia masks homosexual feelings

  Study: Homophobia Masks Gay Feelings by Steve Williams A new study indicates that those who are homophobic may secretly harbor self-hatred over their own same-sex desires. Reports Science Daily: “Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” explains Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex ... Full Story

Walker repeals equal pay for Wisconsin women

  Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because “Money Is More Important For Men” by Robin Marty April 7, As Jessica Pieklo reported yesterday, the Governor of Wisconsin, with little notice or discuss, repealed the state’s Equal Pay law.  For Scott Walker, it was no doubt the most logical step in his ongoing war on women and the working class, as the Equal Pay Law protected not just women but any protected class. But for the Republican who was most enthusiastic about rescinding ... Full Story

American Legislative Exchange Council explained

          ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection By Lisa Graves This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council, in collaboration with the Center For Media and Democracy. John Nichols introduces the series. Hundreds of ALEC’s model bills and resolutions bear traces of Koch DNA: raw ideas that were once at the fringes but that have been carved into “mainstream” policy through the wealth and will of ... Full Story

Sex and the Catholic Church

    Limbaugh, Santorum, Sex, and the Origins of the Roman Catholic Church By Steven Jonas In the year 312, the Roman Emperor Constantine saw some kind of a religious vision at some time before a battle in which he defeated his major rival at the time, Maxentius (1). Just what the nature of the vision was is unclear, but it did lead to Constantine's conversion to what became Roman Catholicism. This event functionally ended close to 300 years of an often underground ... Full Story

Vigilante spirit in the US justice system

Vigilante spirit in the US justice system

      The Trayvon Martin case reveals a vigilante spirit in the US justice system Prosecutorial misconduct, police corruption and 'stand your ground' laws are part of the lingering lynch mob mentality By David A Love The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, has exposed the issue of official misconduct, as police have failed to arrest, and prosecutors have refused to indict, George Zimmerman, Martin's self-professed killer. Zimmerman, a ... Full Story

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