Daily Archives Wednesday, April 2012

Biting The Hand That Feeds You!

Embarrassed by Bad Laws A year ago, few people outside the world of state legislatures had heard of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a four-decade-old organization run by right-wing activists and financed by business leaders. The group writes prototypes of state laws to promote corporate and conservative interests and spreads them from one state capital more »

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Confession Is Good

  ‎’Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.’   The priest asks, ‘Is that you, little Joey Pagano?’   ‘Yes, Father, it is.’   ‘And who was the girl you were with?’   ‘I can’t tell you, Father, I don’t want to ruin her reputation.’   ‘Well, Joey, more »

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Still No Price For Eleven Dead!

The Big Spill, Two Years Later   Friday is the second anniversary of the explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and spilled upwards of five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks partly to nature’s resilience, some progress has been made. The gulf is open to fishing, beaches more »

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In Defense Of Our Wounded Warriors

HERE’S a window into a tragedy within the American military: For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. On the Ground A filmmaker explores the fate of Specialist Ryan Yurchison, who returned from Iraq with P.T.S.D. and, after seeking help at the local V.A. hospital, more »

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