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.

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.

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.

Put Citizens United on the Ballot in Los Angeles

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Lauren Windsor: Join the Money Out/Voters In Coalition and California Common Cause on Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00 am for the City Council meeting to ask the LA City Council to place this on the ballot:

Boycott Black Friday: Walmart Edition

Lauren Windsor: Apparently the good life does not extend to Wal-Mart’s workers–half of the company’s one-million American hourly employees earn less than $10 per hour.

Documentaries Present Opposing Views on Occupy

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Lauren Windsow: American Autumn: an Occudoc, will screen on a double with Andrew Breitbart Presents: Occupy Unmasked with a moderated debate to follow.

The Company Without a Face

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Lauren Windsor: Romney Victory paid an untraceable contractor $750,000. Is VG LLC an unregistered business entity? Is the Romney campaign offshoring its fundraising consulting to a foreign contractor? Is VG LLC a slush fund to deposit untraceable money?

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