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17December

Citigroup Democracy

Now that the secret back room dealings are done and the latest budget bill passed Congress (of course, at the 11th hour), we can see the thumbprints of Wall Street once again.  Actually, more than thumbprints, Citigroup actually wrote part of it.  They managed to gut “Section 716” of  Dodd-Frank.  Sounds obscure and weird so who cares, right?
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10December

Cheney’s Torture Anthem

Even though Dick Cheney isn’t the only one responsible for the stain of torture on the United States, he’s the most, shall we say, colorful?  If you think the awfulness of Bush-era torture is behind us, think again.  Thanks to the just-released Senate torture report, we now know of all kinds of new and awful ways the CIA and Bush Administration screwed up the hunt for Al Qaeda and disgraced this nation.
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03December

Who Killed Michael Brown?

It seems that everyone but Darren Wilson is responsible for the death of Michael Brown.  It’s Michael Brown’s fault, black-on-black violence is at fault, it’s a culture of disrespect and lawbreaking that’s at fault, take your pick.  Perhaps the best spew of logic came from Rudy Giuliani, who essentially said, if you black people didn’t kill yourselves so much we wouldn’t have to send so many white cops down there to kill you as well.
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26November

Congressional Turkeys

It’s time to take a break from the current stream of depressing news and give thanks for turkeys you may know and love . . . or know and despise.  What better place to turn for some buffoonery than the newly elected and reshuffled Congress.  (Don’t worry, I’ll keep focusing on issues of race, guns and justice, but Thanksgiving is a good time to take a short breather.)
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19November

Sustainable Keystone XL

Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project?  Just ask Tar Sands Timmy . . . and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu.  Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline project has morphed into primarily a political symbol.
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