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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

          The inside story of how the Republicans abandoned the poor and the middle class to pursue their relentless agenda of tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent   By Tim Dickinson November 9, 2011 7:00 AM ET The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, mindful of soaring deficits, is pushing bold action to shore up the nation's ... Full Story

The sinking Occupy movement

  The sinking Occupy movement by Tom H. Hastings The Occupy movement is submerging faster than it's growing. There are two manifestations of an underlying primary problem causing this in my town, Portland Oregon, and I suspect it's not entirely dissimilar elsewhere. Symptom #1: Street people magnet As one of my students and a devoted Occupy worker put it, "What street person WOULDN'T be attracted to free food, no serious rules and at least some temporary protection from ... Full Story

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS

          Murdoch’s Post Declares War on OWS   This week, the media magnate’s notorious New York tabloid ran three consecutive covers that together branded Wall Street protesters as lazy, vicious beasts. Salon suggests the insults probably mean the occupiers are doing something right. Wednesday’s cover featured a now discredited story about a Wall Street cafe letting workers go after occupiers hindered business. On Thursday, an ... Full Story

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

Rick Perry the government beneficiary

        The Texas Tribune Perry the Antigovernment Politician Meets Perry the Government Beneficiary By Jay Rot As a Texas governor and presidential candidate, Rick Perry has repeatedly turned to the marketplace for policy solutions to health care and retirement security. But as a private citizen, Mr. Perry has generally relied on the government. Mr. Perry is a member of what the Texas Employees Retirement System calls “the elected class,” ... Full Story

Occupy Together not Occupy Bloodlust

By Wim Laven Precedent There is an old adage for journalism: If it bleeds, it leads; we are reminded of this sentiment regularly. Earlier this year I wrote about our need to see Osama bin Laden’s body; the thirst for blood was alive and well after Muammar Gaddafi was killed as well. It is important to avoid such a reaction with the nonviolent Occupy Movement. Story On Tuesday Oct. 25, images of police in gas masks, armed with teargas, violently dispersing a crowd in Oakland ... Full Story

Veterans joining occupy movement

Veterans joining occupy movement

          Call of Duty: Veterans Join the 99 Percent By Amy Goodman 11-11-11 is not a variant of Herman Cain’s much-touted 9-9-9 tax plan, but rather the date of this year’s Veterans Day. This is especially relevant, as the U.S. has now entered its second decade of war in Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation’s history. U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are appearing more and more on the front lines—the front lines of the ... Full Story

Move your money

Move your money

November 5, Bank Transfer Day           Move Your Money: Campaign Grows to Divest from "Too Big to Fail" Banks to Local Banks, Credit Unions As participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement continue protesting the record profits made by banks bailed out by taxpayer money, a group of grassroots activists are hitting America’s largest banks—including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo—where it hurts most: the wallet. Dubbing this ... Full Story

Bogus claims that just won’t die

Bogus claims that just won’t die

        Bogus claims that just keep getting repeated — and a further explanation of the Pinocchio scale By Glenn Kessler “You have 219 new regulations coming out, costing over $100 million each.”  — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Oct. 27, 2011 As much as we try to expose wrongheaded rhetoric in today’s political debates, some of these “facts” keep popping up. It sometimes really feels like whack-a-mole. Imagine our surprise on Thursday when we ... Full Story

Halloween special: scary fact checks

Halloween special: scary fact checks

  Halloween special report: our scariest fact-checks!  By Bill Adair Published on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. To celebrate Halloween, we're highlighting some of our scariest Truth-O-Meter items of the past few years. Scare tactics have a long and rich history in American politics. Opponents of Thomas Jefferson warned in 1800 that his election would mean that "murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced." Joseph ... Full Story

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March

The trend of the police state in the United States continues as Oakland police cause serious injury to marcher. Meanwhile Herman Cain says that the protesters should "Go Home and Get A Job."  Cain's remarks illustrate the classic attitude of the haves verses the have-nots, perhaps best illustrated by a classic remark attributed to Marie Antoinette whose famous quote, "Let them eat cake." is the classic comment on the lack of understanding of the problems of the common people. While the queen ... Full Story

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