Arnold Schwarzennegger and Maria Shriver Separate

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-+*The former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzennegger and his wife, Maria Shriver have announced that they have separated. In a statement they jointly released, the pair said, “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the […]

A Tale of Two Town Halls

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-+*Joseph Palermo: The Republican House members who voted for Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand wet-dream budget are apparently getting an earful from their constituents.

Beware of the Racial Demagoguery

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-+*Carl Bloice: With public opinion across the political spectrum clearly opposed to slashing the healthcare and retirement programs, any negotiated settlement would be undemocratic.

Disaster Capitalism in the Budget Debate

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-+*Adam Eran: Historic tax reductions on the wealthy, and the Wall-Street-Fraud recession, have reduced public revenues, and this reduction now makes otherwise too-popular-to-cut programs vulnerable. But are such cuts really necessary?

Big Pimping: Big Tobacco Is at It Again!

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-+*Carol McGruder: Big Tobacco is the Mack Daddy of all corporate pimps and while many people might wince at the politically incorrect analogy, it certainly does get your attention. It is the one industry, that no matter how often it is sued, taxed, regulated, or maligned, always manages to come out on top, selling its deadly products at all cost and raking in billions in profits.

Defending ‘Our Mother’s Gardens’

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-+*Sikivu Hutchinson: Whenever a rape case becomes high profile, the inevitable questions about the victim’s reputation, race, whereabouts, and alleged complicity in the assault are trotted out.

Total Recall: A Cautionary Tale

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-+*Jerry Drucker: The Terminator was bought in to help the Texas energy companies and special interests with Arnold delivering by settling the $9 billion lawsuit for 2 cents on the dollar and never touching the rich or corporations to do their fair share.

Safety on the Cheap

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-+*Robert Reich: G.E. marketed the Mark 1 boiling water reactors, used in TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, as cheaper to build than other reactors because they used a comparatively smaller and less expensive containment structure.