The Underdogma of Elizabeth Warren

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Lauren Windsor: In this edition, we feature a particularly fiesty Elizabeth Warren, who takes down GOP leading men Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz in her speech at the recent Humphrey-Mondale Dinner in Minnesota.

Smart Capitalists vs. Ayn Rand

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Lauren Windsor: Arguing against free-market conventional wisdom, a group of business leaders calling themselves ‘Smart Capitalists for American Prosperity’ is lobbying Congress and the administration to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Undercover at ALEC

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American Legislative Exchange Council — What’s wrong is to maintain a nonpartisan ruse to obtain tax-exemption .

Conservatism: It’s the New Liberalism

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Lauren Windsor: Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet’s resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific facts?

Detroit: Wall Street’s Wet Dream

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Lauren Windsor: Don’t believe the canard that Detroit is dead… Detroit is the wet dream of Wall Street, the canary in our economic coal mine, the true legacy cost of our greed is good ethos.

Frack Is Wack

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Lauren Windsor: Environmental activists in LA gathered on May 30 to launch Californians Against Fracking and to deliver a petition with over a 100,000 signatures for banning fracking to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The Get Money Out Campaign

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Lauren Windsor: Prop C is a fitting rollout for Get Money Out. Voters of Los Angeles, join your city council and put your money where your mouth is. On Tuesday, May 21, vote yes on Proposition C!

Send Lauren to Netroots

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Lauren Windsor: I am competing to win a scholarship to an important political media conference, Netroots Nation, and I need your help.

Villaraigosa Fracks Up?

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Lauren Windsor: The city derives 40% of its energy from two out-of-state power plants in Arizona and Utah. During his speech, Mayor Villaraigosa said that energy would be replaced with wind, solar, and natural gas. Is that so?

Barack in Blunderland: The Carrollian Surveillance State

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Lauren Windsor: Why wasn’t there more support for our Constitutional rights from senators from BOTH sides of the aisle? Civil liberties should be a non-partisan issue. The erosion of rights to privacy, probable cause, due process, and trial by jury did not begin with President Obama, but he has done little to abate it.

U Can’t Cut This

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Lauren Windsor: Rapper 50 Billion of The Billionaires is joined by several of The Young Turks in this satirical music video parody I wrote and produced. “U Can’t Cut This” is an ode to the notorious sequester, a product of our utterly corrupt American political system.

LA City Council to Draft Citizens United Ballot Measure

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Lauren Windsor: The ballot initiative will ask the voters of Los Angeles to weigh in on overturning Citizens United and endorsing a constitutional amendment that would eliminate corporate personhood and limit corporate spending in political campaigns.

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